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Mary Lou Roberts Basden

March 6, 1933 September 29, 2018
Mary Lou Roberts Basden
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Obituary for Mary Lou Roberts Basden

Mary Lou Roberts Basden, of Dudley, N.C. passed away on September 29th at Rex Hospital at the age of 85.



A graduate of the Goldsboro High School class of 1951, Lou continued her education in nursing at Bowman Gray where she graduated in 1954 to become a registered nurse. As a nurse, Lou began her career at the Wayne County Health Department and continued her career at Cherry Hospital where she retired in 1985.



Lou’s nursing career was very rewarding to her. Her natural gift of nurturing and caretaking was evidenced in all areas of her life. Not only was Lou excellent at assisting her patients on their road to recovery, she served her family and friends with the same kind, compassionate spirit. A selfless, devoted wife, mother, aunt and friend, Lou strived to make other’s lives easier and brighter. Lou was happiest when she was taking care of her children and family and especially enjoyed attending family get togethers. Always on the go, Lou loved watching old movies and staying busy, never letting any grass grow under her feet.



Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Lichmond Basden; her parents James Henry Roberts and Irma Ellis Roberts; and her three brothers, Roger, Guy and Hugh Roberts. She is survived by her daughter, Dawn Traveny of Mt. Olive; her son Jack Braddock “Brad” Basden of Dudley; three sisters in laws, Ada Margaret Roberts and Joanne Roberts, both of Goldsboro and Janice Basden of Dudley along with several nieces and nephews.



Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 3 at 11:00 a.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive with Reverend Doug Dexter officiating. Burial will follow the service at Wayne Memorial Park. The Basden family will receive friends and family at the funeral home, Tuesday, October 2nd from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. and at the home of Dawn Traveny at other times. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Welfare of Our Furry Friends, P. O. Box 10442, Goldsboro, N. C. 27532 or Wayne County Animal Advocates, P.O. Box 10633, Goldsboro, N.C. 27531.


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