Floral 15

Bessie Gossett Redwood

November 7, 2020


Bessie Elizabeth Gossett Redwood, 79, transitioned to her heavenly home on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Bessie was born on April 11, 1941 in Asheville, NC to the late Edgar Gossett and Idell Wright Gossett. She graduated from Stephens Lee High School, class of 1959. Bessie was a member of Hill Street Baptist Church since she was a child. She loved to put jigsaw puzzles together to frame and give as gifts to family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Bessie was preceded in death by sister, Clara Nearer and grandmother, Elizabeth Mitchell.

Those left to cherish her memories are husband, Hugh Redwood; sons, Paul Glenn and Peter Glenn of Asheville, NC and John Glenn (Cathy) of Douglasville, GA; daughter, Rochelle Mapp of Asheville, NC; cousin, Ronnie Gossett of Orlando, FL;  6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Bessie was a kind and loving person who will be greatly missed.

Public viewing will be 2:30-7:00 pm Monday, November 16, 2020 in the chapel of Ray Funeral & Cremation Service. Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Hill Street Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Violet Hill Cemetery. 

 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all attendees must wear a face covering and practice social distancing protocols. 

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November 16, 2020

2:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Ray Funeral And Cremation Service
1373 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Funeral Service
November 17, 2020

1:00 PM
Hill Street Baptist Church
135 Hill St
Asheville, North Carolina 28801


Violet Hill Cemetery
Hazel Mill Rd
Asheville, NC 28806

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