Mrs. Alice Bassett Roberts
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alice Bassett Roberts on August 5, 2019 at the age of 78. Alice was born and raised in LaGrange, GA and ultimately landed in Alabama where she obtained her nursing degree. Most of her professional life was devoted to Walker College, Walker State Technical College, and Bevill State in Jasper, AL. In 1981, the Associate Degree Nursing Program was created as a cooperative venture involving Walker State Technical College, Walker College, and Walker Regional Medical Center. Alice’s first title in 1981 was Nursing Department Chairperson. She literally built the nursing program at Bevill State from the ground up. In 1987, her title changed to Director of the Associate Degree Nursing Program, then changed to Associate Dean of Health Sciences. From Health Sciences she moved further up the ladder to the Dean of Instruction and Student Services. She retired in 2010 as the Dean of Instruction. In addition to her great career accomplishments, Alice was loved by many for her ever-present smile, laughter, kindness and authentic Southern hospitality. She was always devoted to her family and friends. She spent much of her retirement years helping care for others. She was a joyful and caring soul right up until the end.
Alice will be lovingly remembered by her son Bryce, his wife Susan and their children Elliot, Julia and Zoe of Cocoa Beach, FL; her daughter Cindy, her husband Tom and their children Reid, Blake, and Allie of Charlotte, NC; her sister, Ann Harry, and her children Jim and Laurie of LaGrange, GA; her brother-in-law Jim Collins of
Birmingham, AL; her step-daughter Glenda Richie, her husband Mickey and their children Carson and Chandler of Florence, AL; and her step-daughter Cindy Russell of Murfreesboro, TN.
Her funeral will be held at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Jasper, AL, on August 31st at 10am. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at her home following the funeral at 1800 Shades Cliff Rd. Her gravesite service will be held at Shadowlawn Cemetery in LaGrange, GA on September 2nd at 10:30 a.m.
Flowers can be sent to St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church or Shadowlawn Cemetery or donations can be made in Alice’s name to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.