The Mass of Christian Burial for Ms. Amy Elizabeth Nesbit beloved mother, sister and friend age 55, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 16, 2015. The service will be held at St. Aloysius Catholic Church with Father Gerald Burns officiating. The visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday January 15, at the Rabenhorst Funeral Home Downtown. Visitation will continue on Friday January 16 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 9:30 A.M. until mass at 11:00 A.M. Ms. Nesbit passed away on January 13, 2015. Inurnment will follow at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Amy was born May 14, 1959, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to George Wallace Nesbit II and Nancy Gray Pendergrass Nesbit. She was a proud alumna of Lee High School, and SouthWest Texas State where she studied Communication. Amy loved people. She was gifted with so many talents that she exhibited in her chosen professions over the years. Amy was truly innovative starting her first business with soon to be sister-in-law Michelle Odom Nesbit, creating Michelle Ami's. Later, with husband Michael Brassett, they renovated and operated Downtown Historic Building De La Ronde Hall for over 2 decades. Comitted to a life of public service, Amy worked with FEMA disaster relief after Hurricane Katrina and then with the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Red Cross. Finally settling at her home of sorts a place that she was loved and gave so many continued support and encouragement, The O'Brien House, where Amy counseled, and shared her wisdom, humor and grace, with those who so desperately needed it. Effortlessly Amy could see a person, a situation, a cause and be totally committed to a brighter outcome for everyone she touched. Ms. Nesbit is survived by her three beautiful children. Her son Michael Richard Brassett II and his wife Lindsay Hodges Brassett living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her oldest daughter Kristin Michelle Brassett lives in New Orleans, Louisiana; then by her youngest daughter Noel Nesbit Brassett living in Birmingham, Alabama. Amy was very proud of her accomplished children and they were the love and light of her life. Michael Brassett graduate of LSU Law School and currently practicing in Baton Rouge, Kristin graduate of LSU in Chemical Engineering, and Noel a recent graduate of Birmingham Southern in Pre-Med. Ms. Nesbit is predeceased by her parents, Wallace George Nesbit, Jr. and Nancy Gray Pendergrass Nesbit. She is survived by her three siblings Wallace George Nesbit III, Scott Peterson Nesbit and wife Michelle Odom Nesbit, and Cynthia Nesbit Joseph and husband Dr. Allen Stewart Joseph, step-mother Ann Eve Hallis Nesbit, and her children Edward Henry Waldheim, David Martin Waldheim, Mary Kathryn Hallis Lillback, and Christine Halllis Moore. Amy had a host of nieces and nephews; Nicholas Clesi Nesbit, George Wallace Nesbit IV and wife Melissa, Andrew Scott Nesbit, Aimee Camille Nesbit, Callie Nesbit Gorman, Courtney Sinclair Gorman, Luke Jackson Joseph and wife Samantha, and Cheney Francis Joseph and wife Kellie. Amanda Brassett Camel and husband Nick Camel, David Hart Brassett and wife Kayla Brassett, Danielle Demars, Samantha Demars, and Shawn Dunbar. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Doctors and Nurses of the Butterfly Wing at Baton Rouge General. Dr. Allen Stewart Joseph, uncle and trusted advisor for all of his words of wisdom and constant encouragement. Also, those who regularly sat with Amy and shared their stories and love for her, Anne Brassett, Janet Boles, Sam Corso, Patricia Charcap, Keetsie Gunnels, Peggy Langston, Kathi Merey, Peggy McConnell, Lauren Pierson, Linda Sale, Lisa Town, Andrea Clesi McMakin, Max Hurst, and Matt Sledge, along with many others. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that all donations be made to The O'Brien House.
Published in The Advocate from Jan. 14 to Jan. 16, 2015.