Tressie Lee Webb

It is with sadness that we share that Tressie Lee Webb, 90, passed into the arms of her Heavenly Father on September 23, 2023.   Tressie was a wife, mother, Mamaw, sister, and daughter.  She is now singing with the angels, and she is reunited with those lost during her long and faithful life.  

Tressie Lee Barrentine, the 2nd child of 12 children, was born in rural Mississippi to Joe and Alice Barrentine.  In 1951 she married Roy Eugene Webb.  Tressie and Roy shared their lives for 64 years until Roy’s passing in 2015.  Tressie would serve her country alongside Roy during his career in the United States Air Force.  They raised a family while traveling around the world.  Tressie and Roy returned home to Leland, MS in 1975 to be close to family and friends.

During her life, Tressie, a virtuous woman of strong faith, was active in many Southern Baptist churches.   She worked for many years for JCPenney in Greenville. She had a lifelong love for gardening and in her “spare” time she nurtured a large flower garden.   Her family believes her soul found God in her garden. 

Tressie was known for her giving heart and her perpetual kindness.   She filled her kitchen with family and friends.   She had a heart for serving others.  Many a stray person or animal was blessed with her generosity.   Tressie also had an unwavering sense of adventure.  She loved to travel and was quick to try new things.  She made friends easily and was often the first person you called to help.   She was the glue that held her family together.  She never failed to see the best in those she loved. Tressie leaves behind an empty place in our hearts.  We are eternally grateful for our time together. 

Tressie is survived by her children Cindy Davis, Robert Davis, Thomas Webb, and Karen Webb, her grandchildren Lindsay Lewis, and John Lewis, and her great-grandchildren Rawson Lewis, Clayton Lewis, and Hudson Lewis.  She is also survived by a large, extended family. 

Tressie will be interned in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Inverness, MS next to her beloved Roy.  A graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice.