Amice HOPE Bassett

May 12, 2020

[Augustus Funeral Home and Cremation Service]

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Amice HOPE Bassett [nee Jackson], the last matriarch, of her era, of the well-known, culturally rich, “Jackson Clan,” in her 100th year and of Somerset. Hope was the sixth daughter of Walter Jabez and Catherine Elizabeth Jackson [nee Gibbons], and the devoted wife of the late Edgar Dudley Bassett; loving mother to daughters, Janice Swainson, Sheryll Ricardo, Dorothea Bassett, and son, the late Andre Bassett [Angria]; cherished deceased sisters, Effie Taylor, Edna Thomas [late Easton], Elizabeth “Liz” Smith [late Allie], Henrietta “Honey” Ingham [late Clair], Mary Hayward [late Lance] and deceased brother, Edward “Eddie” Jackson [late Norma], USA. She will be sadly missed by her beloved grandchildren, Jerome Swainson, Wanda Swainson, Charmaine Lambe [Sinclair], Lanan Bascome [Jenson], Latoyia Swainson, Jarita Bassett, Dr. Aisha Bassett, Alex-Andre and Aaron Bassett; great-grandchildren, Mario Swainson, Charclair and Charmaine Lambe, Anaiya Bascome; great-great-grandchildren, Kambre Swainson and Kenzo Dill; sister-in-law, Maude Bassett.Hope was a cherished aunt to her nieces, Edna Simmons [Everard], Sylvia Hayward [USA], Troi Depts [USA], Angela Spencer, Carol Postlethwaite, Barbara Dillas, Joan Butterfield, Jennifer Harvey and Josette Bassett; great-nieces, Gina Camara [Tony], Allayne Simmons, Malaika Hayward; nephews, the late Evan Smith [Judy], Stanley Thomas [Sylvia], Stuart Hayward [Jamie], Robert [Ann], Larry [Yvette], Clyde and Melvyn Bassett, Ed.D [late Sushila] and Gary Lightbourne; great-nephews, Anthony Smith [Jennifer], Barclay Simmons and Ijumo Hayward.Close to Hope’s heart were cousins, Theresa Tucker, Almeira Burch, the late Pat Astwood, Norma Stucker [Canada], Judy Spenser, McDaniel and Erskine Phillips [Canada]; special friends, Elizabeth Kawaley, Jo and Massimo D’Addario [USA/Italy], Wendy Moore, Pat Anscombe [USA], Stephanie Dinkins [USA], Karen Dumas [USA], Joan Blades and Matthew Roban; the Critchlow, Smith, Bascome and Lambe families and many other relatives and friends here and abroad.Also predeceased by brothers-in-law, Carl, Arnold, Kenneth Bassett and Lloyd Harvey; sisters-in-law, Cecily, Carrie [USA] and Dot Bassett, Ruby Harvey, Una Lightbourne and Myrtle Aiken; nephews, Barry and Howard Bassett.The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Boonstra and Dr. Montgomery.

A private grave side service will be held, and, at a later date, a memorial service will take place.

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