Vassie Lee Rustin, age 81, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at the Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center surrounded by her loving family. Vassie was born on Aug. 10, 1932 to the late Jim and Minnie (Posey) Moss in Bonifay. She has been a resident of the Washington and Holmes County area since 1953 and is a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church of Bonifay. Mrs. Rustin worked for many years as a waitress for the Chipley Motel Restaurant and the Chuckwagon.
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Vassie is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Ned Rustin; two brothers, Charlie and Buford Moss and four sisters, Bessie Spann, Ollie Sweat, Nettie Ruth Avery and Lillie Bell Champion.
Survivors include two daughters, Bettie Slay of Bonifay and Margie Kelly of Little Rock, AR.; one son, Brady Washington and wife Gail of Chipley; 14 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Family received friends for visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at Brown Funeral Home, Main Street Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2p.m,. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at Brown Funeral Home, Main Street Chapel with the Rev. John Taylor and the Rev. Randy Moss officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Chipley with Brown Funeral Home directing. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Jan. 8, 2014