Service for Lexie DeRossett Thursday at First Free Will Baptist Church

 04/19/2017 - 15:03

DeRossett, Lexie Fay

Ypsilanti, MI

Loving mother, went home to be with the Lord on April 17, 2017 with her loving family present. She was born on May 4, 1923 in Hellier, KY, the daughter of William and Mary (Castle) Cook.

She married Oscar DeRossett on June 10, 1939 in Pikeville, KY and he preceded her in death on June 2, 2011. Lexie was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Ypsilanti, MI where she taught Sunday School for over 50 years. She will be remembered as a faithful, loving, dedicated servant of the Lord, and her family. She loved canning, especially her green beans and beets.

Survivors include three children Ruby (Richard) Shafer, Verneil Hensley, and Gene (Sandy) DeRossett, four grandchildren, Karen, Lori, Karmen, and Alan, three step-grandchildren, Cheryl, Terri, and Chris, twelve great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, twelve siblings, and son-in-law Fred Hensley Jr.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Linden Square Assisted Living Facility, the loving, caring nurses, and the Palliative Care Team of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Funeral Services will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Ypsilanti, MI with Rev. Charles Johnson officiating. A luncheon will follow the service.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Church. Envelopes will be available at the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home in Saline where friends may be received for a visitation on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and again at the Church on Thursday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service at 1:00 P.M. Burial will take place in the Oakwood Cemetery in Saline, MI. To leave a memory, to sign her guestbook, or for more information or directions please visit  

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