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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