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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Gerald Wayne Bassett of Savannah,
4Georgia, who passed away on November 9, 2014; and
5    WHEREAS, Gerald Bassett was born in Wood River on June 11,
61952 to Merle and Norine Bassett; he graduated from Roxana High
7School in 1970; he attended DePauw University in Greencastle,
8Indiana and graduated from Southern Illinois University
9Edwardsville with a liberal arts degree; he received his Juris
10Doctor from the Washington University School of Law in St.
11Louis, Missouri in 1988; and
12    WHEREAS, Prior to obtaining his legal degree, Gerald
13Bassett worked in the Madison County Chief County Assessment
14Office; he began his law practice in Illinois, and then moved
15to Georgia in 1995, where he maintained an office for many
16years; he was a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the
17Illinois State Bar Association; and
18    WHEREAS, Gerald Bassett was preceded in death by his
19grandparents and a son, Jerrad Bassett; and
20    WHEREAS, Gerald Bassett is survived by his parents; his 2
21daughters, Marina Bassett and Sasha Bassett; his 3 sisters,



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1Laura Bassett (Eric Friedman), Lynn Bassett (Tommy House), and
2Rene (Tracy) Butler; and nieces, nephews, and cousins;
3therefore, be it
5ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
6Gerald Wayne Bassett, and extend our sincere condolences to his
7family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
9    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
10presented to the family of Gerald Bassett as an expression of
11our deepest sympathy.