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Vanessa D Truitt

January 24, 1957 ~ May 31, 2021 (age 64)


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Vanessa Denise Truitt, age 64.  She departed this life on Memorial Day, May 31, 2021, after a lengthy illness.

She was born on January 24, 1957, to Elbert Sr. and Pearlie Bassett.  She was employed at Bassett Boarding Home for several years. Vanessa was a member of Emmanuel United Presbyterian Church.

Preceded in death by her husband Nelson Truitt; daughter, Shavóka T. Bell; great grandson, Jonah Colbert; father, Elbert Bassett, Sr; grandparents, uncles, aunts, several cousins, and friends.

Survived by sons, Kipling Colbert, Sr., and Michael (Tiehish) Colbert; grandsons, Kipling Colbert, Jr. Joshua Colbert, Raekwon Colbert, Deshawn Matthews, and Shawn Mckinzie; granddaughter, Shaleka Hedgemon; mother, Pearlie Bassett; siblings, Elbert Bassett, Jr. and Artheria “Nenna” Bassett; several nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, as well as cousins.

The family wishes to thank UT Medical Center 4-South staff members and DCI Holston River.        

An intimate family service will be held at a later date.  Professional services provided by Patton Funeral Home 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com

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