Bassett, Cheryl L.
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Cheryl L. Bassett (Higgins) 1957 - 2013
Beloved Daughter of God, Faithful Wife, Devoted Daughter, Loving Sister, Best Friend, Aunt Tt, Prophetess, Healer, and Teacher, has gone to be with her True Love Jesus Christ and is celebrating with the many whom she has assisted passing from this world into Gods Devine Mercy. They say great things come in small packages, (her father called her Mighty Mouse) and this steadfast prayer warrior was known for growing wonderful gardens and helping so many of us with healing and becoming who God was calling them to be by speaking God's truth into our lives and hearts. Plants and people blossomed under her loving care. She loves her family and friends so passionately and devoted her life to her husband Deacon Chris Bassett sharing together 32 years of Sacramental Marriage that was a touchstone for so many marriages. She especially loves the children God entrusted to her, "Aunt Tt" her niece Riley and nephew Ethan and "Mama Cheryl" cherished godmother too many. She was a wise Mom to all who knew her.
Cheryl you left us suddenly and too soon for those of us left behind but you taught us and inspired us so well and we are now being compelled to live those lessons that challenged us to become who God created us to be. You always said it was God's working through you but we know it was your devotion prayer and openness to Him that allowed so much of God's Wisdom and Mercy to flow through you. Well done good and faithful servant.
Cheryl is preceded by her father John Joseph, grandmother and soul mate Margaret "Nanny", brother Johnny. She is survived by husband Deacon Chris; mother Catherine sisters Kathye Mary Louise, Kimmie, Tracy and Robert. Cheryl received her formal training at the Mercy Center in Colorado Springs and specialized in grief and family ministry. She has been a faithful member of St. Timothy Catholic Church for over 30 Years.
Cheryl's Vigil honoring her life and giving thanks to God for her will begin July 24th with a viewing at 6 pm and Vigil beginning at 7pm at St Timothy Catholic Church, 1730 West Guadalupe in Mesa. The Mass of the Resurrection celebrating her new life in Christ will be on Thursday July 25th at 10 a.m. at St Timothy Catholic Church followed by her interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery with a reception and luncheon at St Timothy. Cheryl requested a (flower exchange) attendees might bring a small flower arrangement from home or garden and place them around her casket at the funeral. After the services you will be asked to take a different arrangement home with you. Any memorial donations in her name may be made to maggiesplace.org Cheryl's favorite organization for women. Memories and condolences may be made by visiting the online obituary guest book at www.obits.azcentral.com . Arrangements entrusted to Queen of Heaven Catholic Mortuary.
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 21, 2013