Elizabeth Ann Watson Basnight

Published 8:25 am Tuesday, June 14, 2011

AHOSKIE – Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Watson Basnight, 82, passed away on June 13, 2011 at Westminister Canterbury, Virginia Beach, VA.

She was born in Hertford County on September 9, 1928 to the late Sidney and “Lizzie” Watson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Leigh Basnight, and her brother, Sidney Watson, Jr.

Elizabeth Ann is survived by her four sons, David W. Basnight of Raleigh, Michael H. Basnight and wife, Gina, of Ahoskie, Ralph Leigh Basnight, Jr. and wife, Barbara, of Cofield and Walter Howard Basnight, II and wife, Carol, of Morehead City. She had four grandchildren: Elizabeth Basnight of Chapel Hill, Walt Basnight of Morehead City, and Cameron and David Basnight of Ahoskie; a niece, Mary Silver and husband, Arthur, of New Bern; and a nephew, Pete Watson of Marietta, GA.

Elizabeth Ann graduated from Greensboro College where she then taught school in Hertford County. She was a faithful member of the Ahoskie United Methodist Church where she was active in the Methodist Women and served on many church and civic committees. She loved her time in the choir and enjoyed playing the organ and piano for her family.

Elizabeth Ann loved to travel and enjoyed her many friendships that she created throughout her life’s journey. She enjoyed writing and communicating through letters and stories about her many experiences with her family and friends.

The family will receive friends at the home of Michael and Gina Basnight, 400 Lakeview Dr, Ahoskie, on Tuesday, June 14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15 at the Ahoskie United Methodist Church, Ahoskie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Ahoskie United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 665, Ahoskie, NC 27910.

Condolences can also be sent to Garrett-Jones Funeral Home at www.garrettjonesfh.com.

Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Basnight family.