Mrs. Amanette Jean Sessom, 85, entered into Eternal Life while in her home, surrounded by family on March 3, 2019. Amanette was born August 8, 1933 in Margarettsville, North Carolina to the late Herbert and Lilly Stephenson.
She was preceded in death by her husband William H. Sessom, Jr. and her sister Annette Stephenson. Amanette loved children and walked many of the students in her neighborhood to and from the school bus stop every day. Amanette remained active in her community and at one point she was affectionately referred to as "The Mayor of Stuart Gardens."
Amanette is survived by her brother Andrew Stephenson (Mary), two sisters Mable Terry and Terry Williams, her nephew/brother Larry Stephenson (Lois), as well as her children Linda Sessom, Brenda Smith, Shirley Y. Sessom, William H. Sessom lll (Jenelle), and De'Veda Alston (Kevin). She was so proud to be a grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother.
Services for Mrs. Amanette Sessom will be held noon Saturday, March 9, 2019 at New Hope Baptist Church 1415 Big Bethel Road Hampton, VA 23666 by Minister Larry Gibson.
Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.
Viewing for Mrs. Amanette Sessom will be held two hours prior to the service at the church only Saturday, March 9, 2019.
It is the desire of the Sessom family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The family of the late Mrs. Amanette Sessom has entrusted her final care to the staff at C.C. Carter Funeral home, Inc.