November 4, 1919 ~ July 24, 2009
Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Jessie Lucille Bassett Sparks, 89, of Asheville, died Friday, July 24, 2009, at John F. Keever Hospice. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late George and Evelyn Gentry Bassett and was also preceded in death by a son, Larry R. Sparks. Mrs. Sparks was a member of Morningside Baptist Church where she was a member of the Keenagers of the Church and the Gleaners Sunday School Class. Survivors include daughters, Becky Scott and husband Woody of Fairview and Lennie "Lyn" Sparks of Asheville; a son, Clarence "Butch" Sparks, Jr and wife Lynn of Pearland, TX; sisters, Barbara Bassett and Sherry Bassett of Asheville; brother, James "Pete" Bassett of Asheville; grandchildren, Kim Campbell, Brian Johnson, Yancey Sparks, Greg Scott and Jessica Goffinet; great-grandchildren, Jordan Campbell, Dawson Campbell, Kennedy Scott, Matthew Sparks, Cassidy Scott, Brady Goffinet and Alexa Sparks. Graveside services will be 1:00 pm Monday at Green Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Joe Babb officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7:00-9:00 pm at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. Memorials may be made to John F. Keever Solace Center c/o Carepartners Hospice Foundation, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.