Remembering Dr. Lorraine Bess



The Board of Child Care family was saddened to learn of the loss of one of our own this week. Dr. Lorraine Bess served the Board of Child Care for a number of years, both as a member of the Board of Directors and as the President of the Volunteer Auxiliary until 1999. Dr. Bess also Co-Authored The History of the Board of Child Care Auxiliary in 2003. Dr. Bess was the recipient of the Distinguished Volunteer Service Award from the Baltimore Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1995 for her work with the Volunteer Auxiliary.

In addition to her service to BCC, she was a devoted member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington DC and served her community as a member of the DC Third Ward Advisory Neighborhood Commission.  Dr. Bess passed away on March 5th, 2021 at the age of 92, leaving a legacy of family and selfless service.

BCC would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the Bess family and are grateful for the life and service of Dr. Lorraine Bess.