Carol Ann “Rusty” Bessant

January 19, 1938 - December 1, 2022

01/19/1938 - 12/01/2022

Past Services

Friday December 09, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel
314 Main Street West
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
252-396-0202 | Directions
Funeral Service
Saturday December 10, 2022
11:00 am
Conway Cemetery
North Church Street
Conway, NC 27820

Carol Ann “Rusty” Bessant, 84, of Fredericksburg passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022. She was born on January 19, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan.

Carol worked as an administrative assistant, she retired from the American Red Cross Disaster Servies after 14 years of service. She had a passion and love for animals, she never saw an animal she did not love and wanted to bring home. Animals gravitated to her and she always carried treats in her pocket for those occasions. Some other interests Carol had were fishing, flowers, beach trips, and being a handy woman or Ms. Fix it!

Carol touched many lives by her loving and caring spirit.

Carol is survived by her lifelong friend, companion, and partner of 44 years, Mary Jane Blaha. She was preceded in death by her mother, Hazel Reithmeier; father Gordon Vallance; and step-father Howard Reithmeier.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2022 at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Home, 314 W. Main Street Murfreesboro, North Carolina 27856. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Conway Cemetery in North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local American Red Cross-Disaster Services.

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Vera Ellison
1 year ago

Rusty will be missed by all, but we still have the memories to carry us on. Love you. 4 Ever Family