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Pearlie Mae Bassett

December 2, 1936 ~ June 8, 2021 (age 84)


Pearlie Mae Bassett passed away at the age of 83 on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at her residence.  Her passing followed a short illness.

She was a graduate of Austin High School.  Prior to retirement, she owned and operated Bassett Boarding Home for mentally challenged adults for 40 years.

She was a member of Emmanuel United Presbyterian Church.

Preceded in death by husband of 58 years, Elbert Bassett, Sr; daughter, Vanessa Truitt; son-in-law, Nelson Truitt; granddaughter, Sevoka Bell; great grandson, Jonah Colbert; mother, Sallie Mae Tate; grandparents, Thomas and Cliffie Tate; sister, Nancy Tate; best friend, Bernice “Tot” manning and several in-laws, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. 

Left to cherish her memory are son, Elbert Bassett, Jr.; daughter, Artheria “Nenna” Bassett; grandchildren, Kipling Colbert, Sr., Michael (Tiehish) Colbert, Jessica Bassett, Courtney Bassett, Michael Starnes, Jade Bassett, Branden Bassett, Elbert “Tre” Bassett III; 13 great grandchildren; siblings, Melvin Tate, Jewell Whitson, and Christine Tate; brother-in-law, Harold Bassett; sisters-in-law, Gloria Bassett and Jossilean Bassett; also, a host of other family and friends too numerous to name.

The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice Care for their exemplary care and kindness.

Friday, June 18, 2021, a public walkthrough is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Emmanuel United Presbyterian Church, 3023 Selma Avenue, Knoxville TN.  Social distancing and face coverings are required.  A graveside service will follow at Mount Olive Cemetery, 2400 Berry Road, where a white dove release will conclude the service.  Flowers may be delivered to the church the morning of the walkthrough.  Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com. 

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