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December 11, 2019 - 00:00
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1931 – 2019

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Maddie Bernice Russell Bassett, died Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Navasota Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Navasota.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 14, at Truevine Missionary Baptist Church, 1005 Nolan, in Navasota. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow in the McDonald Cemetery.

Maddie was born Sunday, July 19, 1931 to Will and Mable Arrington Russell in Navasota. She was the fourth of seven children born to this union. Maddie attended G.W. Carver in Navasota. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and was a member of St. Martinsville Baptist Church in Navasota and later moved her membership to Truevine Missionary Baptist Church. Maddie was a faithful and active member of the Mission Society, Adult Choir and Usher Board until her health failed. She worked in the health care field for 40 plus years and at Texas A&M University for 10 years.

Maddie was united in Holy Matrimony to Chester Hall, Sr. and to this union seven children were born. She remained with him until his demise in August of 1960. She later married Samuel James Bassett and no children were born to this union. She remained with him until his demise in 1984.

Maddie is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands and siblings, John and Paul Russell, Ora Lee Hubbard and Willie C. Manning and a granddaughter, Monica Wesley.

She leaves to treasure her memories her children, Chester Hall, Jr. of Conroe, Celester Hall of Navasota, Rev. Charlie Hall and wife Jocelyn of College Station, Cheyenne Hall and wife Evelyn of Killeen, Evelyn Henderson and husband Willie, Elaine Moore and husband Donald and Marvin Hall, all of Navasota, 19 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren, 17 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, family and friends. She will be truly missed.

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