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October 25, 1977 – July 28, 2023

Andre Bassette, Jr., age 45, of Jacksonville, FL, departed this life suddenly on July 28, 2023. He was born in Washington, DC to Andre Bassette, Sr. and Rosa Bassette on October 25, 1977. 

Andre was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Elijah Eddy; maternal grandparents, Paul and Maggie Wilkins; aunt and uncle, Joanne and Benny Little; and his cousin, Franny Little.       

Andre, affectionately known to family as “Li’Andre” and all others as “Dre”, lived in Maryland and moved to Virginia, at a very young age. He graduated from Hopewell High School in 1996.  He enjoyed spending time with his daughter, mother, father and siblings. Andre enjoyed going to comedy shows, concerts, watching NASCAR, wrestling, boxing, and traveling. His favorite rapper was TI and he loved cars. Andre was a very devoted father, son and friend who was loved by all who knew him.  

Andre was employed by Spectra Metal Sales, Inc. for 18 years. He loved traveling for his job to various states. Andre was truly loved by his co-workers, and they always spoke very highly of him.

Andre leaves to cherish his memory his father, Andre Bassette, Sr. of Capitol Heights, MD; mother, Rosa Bassette of Hopewell, VA; daughter, A’Niya Bassette of Locust Grove, GA; brother, DaVon Bassette, Sr. of Hopewell, VA;  sisters, Tonya Green of Brandenton, FL; Chanelle and Zhané Ripley both of Hopewell, VA; nephews, Antonio, DoVonte and DaVon Jr. all of Hopewell, VA; niece, Aaliyah Bassette; goddaughter, Lelia Starks of Richmond, VA; godbrother, La’ron Thomas of Petersburg, VA; aunts, Mary Peterson and Christine Jones both of Hopewell, VA; very devoted friend/brother, Antonio Wilkins of Jacksonville, FL; friends, Kenneth Whiting. Kokila Tucker, Frankie and Lucy Richardson  and Ariel Whitehead all of Hopewell, VA, Patrice and Tracie Purnell of Salisbury, MD and Philandra Covington of Hopewell, VA; and a host of other relatives, cousins and friends.

Services will be held 2:00 P.M., Sunday, August 6, 2023, in the Chapel of J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA.

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