2024ObituariesDon Samuel Bassett

May 15, 2024by SealeUser11

Don was a loving husband, father, poppa, brother and pastor. He was born in Plaquemine, Louisiana on June 6, 1958 and grew up in the Live Oak community. He was a graduate of Live Oak High, SLU, and New Orleans Theological Seminary.

Don began his pastoral ministry in 1987 and continued until his health would no longer allow him to preach in December 2023. He served his Lord and congregations for 37 years.

Earlier Don worked as an HVAC Supervisor at Texaco. He was a talented writer and had a play produced entitled “Cinderella’s Christmas Wish”. He was also a project manager over a project for Disney World and oversaw the construction of the wallbox.

His favorite hobby was fishing and spending time at his camp. He loved his trips to the mountains.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 47 ½ years, Donna Armond Bassett; son, Mark; brothers, Robert, Randy, Royce, Eddie and Steve Bassett; sister, Geraldine Loper; granddaughter, Gracie Bassett; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jana Bassett; grandson, Drew Bassett; parents, Helen and Cliff Bassett; and sister, Barbara Hull.

Visitation will be held at Live Oak Baptist Church, Friday, May 17, from 10 a.m. until service at 1 p.m., officiated by Rev. Johnny Morgan and Kerry Ash. Please share your condolences at www.sealefuneral.com.




  • Vera Howard

    May 21, 2024 at 3:36 am

    Donna and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Don was a wonderful person and will be missed. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers .


  • Darla Hunstock Peak

    May 19, 2024 at 1:36 am

    Donna and family,
    So sorry for the loss of Don. Prayers for the family


  • Frances Kern

    May 18, 2024 at 1:53 pm

    Dear Donna and family,

    We are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your husband. Please accept our heartfelt condolences during this incredibly difficult time.

    We can’t imagine the pain you must be feeling. Please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Your husband was a wonderful person, and his memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. We hope you find some comfort in the love and support of friends and family.

    With our deepest sympathy,

    Charles and Frances Kern


  • Dear Donna and family we learned of my beloved friend’s home-going only today. Thus, we are sorry that we are late in conveying our prayers and love in the Lord Jesus Christ. Don faithfully proclaimed the unsearchable riches of Jesus Christ, which he has now inherited. The absent from the body he is present with Christ. May the Holy Spirit give you the comfort of heaven.—Mike and Mae
    “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live’” (John 11:25 ESV).


  • Lady R. Lester

    May 18, 2024 at 12:06 am

    I fondly remember Don in my class at LOHS. Please accept my sincere condolences.


  • Judy Sanders Simmons

    May 16, 2024 at 9:52 pm

    Donna, I am so very sorry about the passing of Don. He was a wonderful person and I know you, Mark and Gracie as well as the rest of his family will miss him so much. Love and prayers.


  • Bob & Ronda

    May 16, 2024 at 12:38 pm

    Was blessed to know Don for a short time. He will be missed.


  • Jean Miley

    May 16, 2024 at 1:27 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May Jesus comfort you at this time.


  • Janet Tillman

    May 15, 2024 at 9:37 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. He has always held a special place in my heart. May God grant you peace.


  • Lynette Sanders

    May 15, 2024 at 8:35 pm

    Donna and family, so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful pastor and person. You are in our prayers. Love yall. The Sanders family


  • Paulette Spedale

    May 15, 2024 at 7:14 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers


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