Betty Jane BASSETT
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BASSETT, Betty Jane 78, of St. Petersburg, passed away on June 22, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Angela Bassett Vance and Dannette Belinda Bassett; brothers, Ralph and Garland Gilbert; sister, Lorraine Gilbert; grandchildren, Slater Josiah and Bronwyn Golden Vance; and great-aunt, Inez Ford. Visitation will be on Friday from 6-7 pm and funeral services Saturday June 28, at 11 am, both services will be held at Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 1045 16th Street South. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to the American Heart or Lung Association. Lawson Funeral Home, Inc. St. Petersburg 727-623-9025

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Published in Tampa Bay Times on Jun. 26, 2014.
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June 20, 2021
Ms. Betty, God is always in control, you are gone to be with him. I know Angela and Danette misses you, God will protect them also. Rest in peace.
Gilbert Ford
Friend
December 9, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Angela Wallace
July 23, 2014
My Babies on Homecoming Court Proud a Mama
Angela & Lil De ; May God Bless you in your time of need from Dana & Deborah and family. Our God is to wise to make a mistake and we will see Mom again.. God Bless ya. Where did the time go? I can remember needing a ride home from school.
Dana Barnes
July 9, 2014
Dear Angela.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. It is so disheartening to lose a parent. I lost my Dad over 15 years ago and I still miss him and think of him nearly every day.

You and I went to school together at Azalea Junior High in the 70's and you came home with me one day after school. Your career and life have been an inspiration to me and surely are a reflection of your life with your mother. God bless you and your family.

Dr. Jill (Rice) Scott, Class of '76

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Jill Rice Scott
July 5, 2014
My sincere condolences to the family. May God give you comfort during this time of distress for he is near to those calling upon him and their cry for help he will hear. Psalm 145:18,19
July 1, 2014
my love goes out to the family.may she rest in peace.r.i.p
July 1, 2014
Clayton
June 30, 2014
In loving memory, she was wonderful person. Former coworker
Yolanda Williams
June 30, 2014
Hello Angela, I will like to extend my condolences to you and your family, I am sadden to hear about the passing of your mother. And although we will never understand death, know that God make's no mistake's. God called his faithful servant home to be seated on the right side of his throne. And I know that your heart's are heavy while you are going through the grieving process, please remember to seek the face of God for strength, comfort, and healing of the heart. Trust in God and know that he will keep you and your family in his Mercy, and Grace. And my thoughts and prayer's are with you and your family in this bereavement time, and always.
June 30, 2014
To the Bassett family,

May our Heavenly Father continue to provide His comfort & strength during your Sweet Hour or Prayer.

In 1995 or 1996, I attended an event in St.Peterburg, Fl, at a community function where you read a Langston Hughes poem. It was a crowded event;however, I was seated near your family which sat in chairs lined in rows behind me.

However, what I most remember seeing.. was the 'proud of you,' smile on your beloved mother's face, as you, Ms. Angela, was on stage reading a Langston Hughes poem (I think this was the author.)

May your beloved mother's memory live forever in your hearts; she'll never be forgotten..

Deepest Sympathies,
Sherri D. Thomas
June 30, 2014
The memories of your mother will make you smile during the time of your grieving. Just look at the clouds up above and know that she is still watching over you and the rest of your family. For now she is your Guardian Angel. May God bless you and be with you.
Lynette Adams Scott
June 29, 2014
Angela, Peace be with you and your family. Very sadden to hear about the passing of your Mother. She will be missed, but she is now in a far better place. We lost our mother this pass October, so my heart goes out to you and all your family. Know as I have come to know that God makes no mistake.
Marilyn Green/Jackson
June 29, 2014
Angela, I was saddened to hear about the passing of your mother. Know that God makes no mistake. My condolences to you and your family. I can relate to what you are going through, We just recently lost our Mother,(Evelyn Green) There is nothing like the love of a Mother.Look to God where all your
strength will come. Marilyn Green Jackson (Jordan Park Classmate)
June 29, 2014
My condolence to the Bassett Family. Remember to look to God for strength, and earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
Francine McKinnon-Boyd
June 29, 2014
Only God knows the moment that he calls his faithful servants home, he never makes mistakes. Angela and Dannette, I know your hearts are heavy right now and the journey of life is in God's hands, trust and believe in him, for he will equip you for what lies ahead.
Gilbert Ford
June 28, 2014
Peace of the Lord be with you. Angela,Dannette,Faith and Mrs Ford ,you are in my prayers. Priscilla McFadden
June 28, 2014
With heart felt sympathy, To the family of Ms Betty Jean Bassett

You tears will not go unnoticed yet your pain cannot be seen. Take heart in the fact you are left with something far more valuable than silver or gold,, the way your mother smiled each time she said the words my child and the twinkle in her eyes each time you made her proud. Move forward knowing the she isn't in pain nor is she suffering any more, She is asleep and will awaken on the other shore.
Maxine Crawford - Robinson
June 28, 2014
With heart felt sympathy, To the family of Ms Betty Jean Bassett

You tears will not go unnoticed yet your pain cannot be seen. Take heart in the fact you are left with something far more valuable than silver or gold,, the way your mother smiled each time she said the words my child and the twinkle in her eyes each time you made her proud. Move forward knowing the she isn't in pain nor is she suffering any more, She is asleep and will awaken on the other shore.
Maxine Crawford - Robinson
June 28, 2014
To The Bassett Family,
God's Grace and Wisdom will be with you always.
from Gladys Isom's family and friends..
June 28, 2014
To the Bassett Family:
While there are no words that can articulate the depth of the significance of your loss: The loss of wisdom, guidance, and love, please accept our concern and empathy over the loss of one of the loves of your lives.
Craig&Shelly Miller Jones
June 28, 2014
Anngela and Family; I would like to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. Always remember that God is a good God and he loves all his children and he will protect and take care of then, during good times and when life place stumbling blocks in our way, keep praying leaning and depend on him, he will not fail you
Ethel Cannedy-your Delta sister, Ethel Cannedy-St Petersburg, Fla
June 28, 2014
Beverly gatewood
June 28, 2014
Lynn & Nikki Thomas
June 27, 2014
To the Bassett Family, may you find peace and comfort in knowing that God loves you and that He heals all wounds.
Bree
June 27, 2014
My condolences to the Bassett Family. My prayers are with you and your family.
Beverly Gatewood
June 27, 2014
Angela & Dannette,
My prayers are with you as you send Miss Betty home to be with the Lord. May He wrap His arms around you and give you peace and comfort in this time of grief.
Much love to you both,
Diane Sellers
June 27, 2014
To the Bassett family my sincere deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family, the lost of a loved one is never easy, but God will bring you through just trust and keep your faith in him, for he is were your comfort will come. And always remember to Let the JOY of the Lord be your strength.Nehemiah 8:10 from your Jordan Park family and Lynette Adams Scott and the Hooker family. Another Angel has gotten her wings. Fly Mrs.Bassett fly under the beautiful skies of Heaven
Lynette Adams Scott
June 27, 2014
My condolences to The Bassett Family. May God hold you, keep you and comfort you through your loss.
Timeka Walker
June 27, 2014
Angela,
So saddened to hear of your loss. My heart and prayers are with you and your family.
Darlene (Hayden) Simpson (Class of 76)
June 27, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Frankie Barton
June 27, 2014
Sometimes there aren't enough words to express when there is a loss of a love one. May God comfort your family and heal the pain. A mothers love is like no other. The Baily Family
Loretta Bailey-Glover
June 27, 2014
My prayers are with Betty's family. I will always remember Betty's smile. She will be missed. Carolyn Butler-Hardwick
June 27, 2014
May God show you his presence at your time of need.
Lisa McCoy Davis and boys Avery and Cameron
Lisa McCoy Davis
June 27, 2014
My condolences are with yoy Angela and your family From Carlos R Childs, Sr Class of 76
carlos childs, Sr
June 27, 2014
I remember the fun times we had when we worked together. Most of all I will always remember your smile when you talked about your daughters. May God bless you all and carry you through. Much LOVE.
linora wilson
June 27, 2014
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
linora wilson
June 26, 2014
Angela and Family,
It is with sincere condolences that I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I met Ms. Betty Bassett at Piccadilly Restaurant some years ago. She and I extended pleasantries and shared a picture together. I came upon that picture on last week and reminisced about that day. Though she was the mother of a famous actress, she always greeted you with a smile, was pleasant and "down to earth."
Know that she is now in God's care and God will give you and your family the strength you will need to make it through this time of sorrow. With loving memory.
Ruby Smith
June 26, 2014
My condolences to the Bassett Family. Betty may you rest in peace. The many memories of you will be cherished by your family and friends until you all can be reunited. Rest in peace precious angel rest in peace.
Pat Canfall
June 26, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the Bassett Family. Your Mom was so beautiful. And loved you all so much.
Desiree Towery
June 26, 2014
how gracious he will be when you cry for help As soon as hears,he will answer you Isasiah 30;19
shelia\Darlen Jones
June 26, 2014
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell[a] in the house of the LORD Forever.
Rev. Bernard and Betty Smith
June 26, 2014
To Angela and your whole family:
Our deepest sympathy and condolences.
Frank/Nancy Bennett
June 26, 2014
Bernadette Hill
June 26, 2014
May God bless Angela and family in time of bereavement.
Retired SMSgt Veronica Witcherd-Spears
June 26, 2014
Betty I will always remember the laughter we shared so many times. You will be missed by myself and my family. May you rest and suffer no more. Til we meet again. Love you. To The Family: May God give you strength at this time.
Bernadette Hill
June 26, 2014
To Angela and Dannette and the entire Bassett family. My deepest sympathy to you. My prayer that God continue to Bless you and give you peace.
Carmen Barton
June 26, 2014
I remember when I was church secretary at Moore's chapel when pastor Blount was there you were always so sweet. R.I.p.ms. Bassett
Stephanie Cummings
June 26, 2014
Every Day brings us closer to the eternal Days that we as Children of God will never have to depart from one another again.
May God give you and your Family COMFORT in these Days Angela .

Old Friend Russell Allen
June 26, 2014
"Paradise Awaits! Then he said, "Jesus remember Me when You come into Your Kingdom." He replied to him, Amen, I say to You, today You will be with Me in Paradise." Luke 23:42
Wanda White & Family
June 26, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
SHIRLEY WASHINGTON, (RANDOLPH)
June 26, 2014
To Angela, Dannette, Ralph and the entire Bassett family, may God give you peace and solace in this time of bereavement.
Samuel G. Smith
June 26, 2014
Rest in Peace Mrs. Bassett Heaven has gotten another Angel
Kisha Reynolds
June 26, 2014
May God comfort the family in this difficult time.
Akisha Church
June 26, 2014
I miss you, cousin.
Larry Jones
June 26, 2014
i will miss you cousin
larry jones
June 26, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the Bassett family. May God bless and comfort you during this time.
Ivan Surcy
June 26, 2014
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May you allow the God of all comfort to strengthen you during this very difficult time.
Strickland "Ricky" Oliver
June 26, 2014
Suffer no more. Ms. Bassett is present with The Almighty and whole.
She loved her girls and those grands babies. The times we would make it to St. Pete and could visit, we enjoyed our visits and her quick witt.
We'll always remember the good time we had that Thanksgiving eating chicken fingers and zucchini and banana nut bread. We'll Ms. Bassett, but we know we'll see her again on the other side.
Cyrus and Shirlyne Everette
Tallahassee
June 26, 2014
My condolences to the family of such a sweet angel. Her humble spirit and smile that lit up a room as she entered will be missed. My prayers goes out to your family. My family worshiped with Ms. Bassett at Moore's Chapel A.M.E. Church under the leadership of Pastor Blount.
Stacey Owens
June 26, 2014
I love you and will miss you so much. ? You will always be in my heart.
Randee
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