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"I shall wear a crown, I shall wear a crown
When it's all over
I shall see His face, I shall see His face,
When it's all over
I'm going to put on my robe, tell the story how I made it over.
I'm going to put on my robe, tell the story how I made it over
SOON AS I GET HOME"
Our beloved, Ernest Wade Hassell, Sr., age 59 of 128 Nancy Drive, Elizabeth City, NC, departed this earthly life on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at his residence surrounded by, loving family and friends.
His life will be celebrated on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 12:00 noon at the Corner Stone Missionary Baptist Church, Elizabeth City, NC. He will lie in state one hour prior to service. Interment will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery. A viewing will take place at the funeral home on Friday, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the home of the deceased.
Ernest Wade Hassell, Sr, a son given by the Lord to the late Mr. Ernest B. Hassell and Mrs. Clara Bazemore Gibson and the late Mr. Lee Otis Gibson, leaves to cherish his loving memories: his loving and devoted wife, Mrs. Cheryl Brumsey Hassell of Elizabeth City, NC; Children, Warrant Officer 1, of the US Army, Ernest Jr. (Angela) of Killeen, Texas, Terez, Niyah, Naim, and special God Son, Jeremiah Hayes of Elizabeth City, NC; Grandchildren, Saniyah, Emory and Merci of Killeen, Texas; Mother, Mrs. Clara Bazemore Gibson of Elizabeth City, NC; Sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Gibson Johnson of Camden, NC and Mrs. Marilyn Gibson Gregory of Hertford, NC; Mother-in Law, Mrs. Helen Brumsey of Elizabeth City, NC; Brothers-in-law, Mr. Charles Williams (Sharon) of Ellendale, Delaware; Mr. Dennis Elliott (Linda), Mr. Jerome Brumsey (Angela) and Mr. Raymond Brumsey (Delois) of Elizabeth City, NC; Sisters-in-law Mrs. Catherine Faison (Larry) and Mrs. Linda Brumsey-Moore (Waitman) of Elizabeth City, NC; Uncles, Mr. Maurice Bazemore of Boston, MA and Mr. Walter Bazemore (Argie) of Colerain, NC; Aunts, Dr. Maggie Banks (Reuben) of Jacksonville, Florida, Ms. Mary Louise Bunch of Elizabeth City, NC, Mrs. Alice Rankins of Boston MA and Mrs. Etta Rankins (Jesse) of Ahoskie, NC, Special Nephews, Greg Gibson, Shelton Savage, Brian Gregory and Bryson Thompson; Special Nieces, Chelsi Gregory, Brittany Thompson and Tiffany Gordon, other nephews, nieces, relatives and numerous friends.