Amy Elizabeth Nesbit
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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.

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Published in The Advocate from Jan. 14 to Jan. 16, 2015.
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January 8, 2021
Oh Dear Amy from kids at Sacred Heart to your days at Connection For Life, we were connected. Rest dear lady. Our world is full of challenges.
January 8, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Barbara Law Nichols
January 30, 2015
God allowed an angel to be with us for over 54 years. I am grateful to be able to say she was my friend. I pray for Amy's family especially her children. I pray they will forever smile and know that this angel is in heaven. Thank you Lord for allowing me to be apart of Amy's journey. I will always cherish our friendship. Rosalind, O'Brien House
Rosalind Sibley
January 28, 2015
I remember Amy so well from our childhood days in University Acres, Baton Rouge, LA. She was a wonderful friend, and I think of her often. My heartfelt sympathy to Amy's family. She was well loved.
Barbara Law Nichols
January 20, 2015
It saddens me to hear of your passing. I thought you were out of the woods, but I guess god knew that your work was done down here. Your'e in a better place and will be well taken care of setting at the right hand of his throne. I thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life and sharing your breakfast with me. I will always love you but I know god loves you more.

Love Ginger Northern
Ginger Northern
January 19, 2015
It sadden me deeply to have missed Amy's services and be able to share my condolences with the family. Amy was such an upbeat happy person and made all around her feel the same. What a gift. The "Little" Women, Debbie, Jaimee, Whitney and Lacy
January 19, 2015
I am deeply saddened by Amy's passing. She and I met one another in high school, and while we have not been in direct contact for years, I remember her very fondly. I join so many others who loved her in offering my condolences to her precious family.
Meg Ragland Smeck
January 18, 2015
I'm so sad to read this! I loved Amy! What a lost treasure! Beverly Richards-Kracher
January 18, 2015
What a beautiful soul Amy had. She will be missed by so many.
My father remembered her beauty in spirit and was so very saddened with her passing. Amy, you will be missed.
Stephanie Carrier-Reynolds
January 18, 2015
So sorry for your loss. Amy was a special person. We had a lovely visit with her at the Lee High reunion in November.
January 16, 2015
Julie Poche
January 16, 2015
I will miss you.
Audrinna Tibbs
January 16, 2015
Amy was a gracious, loving person to everyone she encountered and a brave shining star. My condolences to all of her family. We will bake a cheesecake this evening in honor of her Michelle Amies days and celebrate her amazing life. Terese DeManuelle, Portland, Oregon
January 16, 2015
So very sorry for your loss, Michael, Kristin, and Noel. Praying that you all find comfort during this very difficult time.
Charles Chatelain
January 16, 2015
So very sorry for your loss. Amy was such a dynamic woman who was loved by so many people. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Judy determann
January 16, 2015
Michael, you are in our prayers and thoughts....We are so very sorry for your lost..."The Brignacs"
January 16, 2015
I have so many fond memories of Amy. Especially how beautiful she was both inside and out. My heart goes out to her family.
Love, Liza Thomas Stevens
January 16, 2015
Kristin - We are so sorry that you lost your mom. You and your family are in our prayers.
Brennan & Corey Pizzolato
January 16, 2015
I only knew Amy for a very short time at Southside Gardens. She was a delight to be with. I am sure God put her in my life for that short time for a reason. Rest In Peace Amy, I miss you.
Elaine Keith
January 16, 2015
Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss.
August Hurston
Stuttgart, Germany
January 15, 2015
I pray that Amy will continue to inspire me as a mother and friend. She touched so many lives with her loving and generous spirit and I know those special qualities live on in her wonderful, talented children, Michael, Kristin, and Noel. I love you all very much and I am here for you just as your mother has always been for me! Hopefully, you will be comforted by all the great memories of her and the gift of her endless love for you.
Lauren Pierson
January 15, 2015
I am so sorry. I will keep her close in heart and prayer with all the Nesbit family.
Debbie Barton Reinach
January 15, 2015
To Amy's sweet family we send our sincere condolences. She had that twinkle in her eyes that warmed hearts. We will miss her positive influence. With love, Sue Richardson Lockwood
and CC Lockwood
January 15, 2015
Dear Nesbit family, I was so saddened to hear of the death of Amy. I remember her fondly as a childhood friend. My prayers are with you.
Ginny Law Peterson
January 15, 2015
I met Amy during my wedding reception planning at De Laronde Hall years ago. She was an amazing person and so delightfully attentive. I'm saddened to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and numerous friends and colleagues.
Beth Altazan
January 15, 2015
To the Brassett and Nesbit families: Our family sends our sincerest condolences for your loss. We enjoyed getting to know Amy as our neighbor on N. Fieldgate Ct and then as Monica's employer working at Del A Ronde. Very much enjoyed working with Amy when she catered my husband's 50th birthday party.
Sharon Mayer
January 15, 2015
There is sorrow and sadness in losing such a sweet, kind and loving friend.

There is also comfort in knowing that Heaven greets Amy with loving arms.

Let us celebrate her life, and give thanks for the blessing that she was, to all that knew her.

My prayers go out to all her family, friends, and loved ones.
John Gray
January 15, 2015
Amy----so easy to love and now so hard to live without....You will be greatly missed.
Tanja Myles
January 15, 2015
So many fond memories of Amy and all the Nesbit's- my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dianne Crawford
January 15, 2015
May the Lord bless and comfort you during this sad time in your lives, but cherish the sweet memories of your dear mother and she will live in your hearts forever.
Rhonda Chambers
January 15, 2015
Cynthia, I am so sorry to hear about Amy. You know I would be there if I could. I am now living in Covington , with Benson and family . My thoughts and prayers and thoughts are with you. Please come see me. Miss you!!!!!LOVE BETTY GREER
January 15, 2015
My prayers are with you and your family Scottie and Wally. God Bless you and yours. Terry Mestayer Parker
Terry Mestayer Parker
January 15, 2015
Michael and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your terrible loss. Ms. Amy sounds like an incredible person. My prayers are with you.
Jessica Tozel
January 15, 2015
My sincere sympathy. Amy was a beautiful lovely person. Thoughts and prayers.
Michelle McGee Perry
January 15, 2015
Rest in Peace sweet Amy.
Trula Brousseau
January 15, 2015
Sweet Amy, you will be missed my love.
Mona Holthaus
January 15, 2015
Scottie: I am so, so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.
Janice Gassie Warren
January 15, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Nesbit family during this difficult time. May God be with you, The Dufour Family
January 15, 2015
I had the pleasure of meeting Amy in 1990. As a longtime childhood friend of my husband, Andy, Amy helped us plan our wedding reception at De La Ronde hall. In typical Amy fashion, it was amazing and memorable. We remained friends and colleagues and Andy and I will miss her infectious optimism and treasure the memories.
Stacy Simon
January 15, 2015
So sad... I will always remember you making me laugh. You are loved by many
January 15, 2015
Michael and family, I am so sad to hear the news and will keep you all in my prayers. I know Amy is an angel now, because she was already one on earth.
Ginger Landry
January 15, 2015
So sorry to hear of Amy's passing. Keeping all in my prayers. It's been many many years since I babysat for the Nesbit kids at the big white house in University Acres,but those are memories I still cherish. Wish that I had known Amy in her adult life. To Cynthia, Scott, and Wally as well as all children, neices, nephews, etc. know that she was loved and will be missed and that many prayers are being said as we speak for all of you.
Kim Hyatt Foster
January 15, 2015
My sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones.
Sherrie McCroskey Wilks
January 15, 2015
So sorry to hear of Amy's passing. She was a wonderful mother and a truly caring person who had to endure so much in her short lifetime. She will be missed by all
Tina Mancuso
January 15, 2015
In loving memory of a kind, inspiring soul. We have a new bright star in the sky.
Susan Cobb
January 15, 2015
God Bless Amy and family and friends.
January 15, 2015
Sweet dreams, Amy, sweet, sweet dreams.
Kristi Cooper
January 15, 2015
So sorry for your loss. While I didn't know Amy well, her life sounds extraordinarily giving. Prayers to you Cynthia and the rest of your family.
Babs George Pearson
January 15, 2015
JMJ take Amy into heaven. I will always remember our many conversations about life and our children. Rest dear lady. You were the best and you did your best. See you on the other side.
Pam Hutchinson
January 15, 2015
Susan Motsinger
January 15, 2015
Amy had such warmth and kindness in her heart. It always showed in her eyes.
Jeannie Frey Rhodes
January 15, 2015
I wish I could say or do something to ease the pain of Amy's loss for her children, family, and friends. She was so loved and such a wonderful hopeful presence.
Adelaide Russo
January 14, 2015
What a sweet, precious soul; beautiful in every way imaginable. So blessed to have been able to call her a friend.
Elizabeth Hill
January 14, 2015
You were always so sweet, positive and kind to all. You will be greatly missed!
Kimberly Alford
January 14, 2015
A very beautiful woman inside and out. God bless.
January 14, 2015
I am deeply sadden by Amy's passing. She was an angel on Earth, and now a very special angel in Heaven. My heart goes out to her children. She will be dearly missed.
Mardi Dean
January 14, 2015
I was glad I got to talk to Amy at our 40 year reunion.
Brady Perry
January 14, 2015
We pledged Chi Omega at SWTSU and became great friends. Most genuine, spiritual being ever. Loved her grandparents. We were in a school musical together. Loved her family. She was the proudest mother! So lucky to have her in my life.
Peg Smith Croslin
January 14, 2015
Amy was a beautiful and thoughtful friend. We talked almost daily in recent months and reminisced about our long friendship. I will treasure those memories forever.
vicki Holmes
January 14, 2015
We enjoyed having you and the kids live next door in Woodgate, where our kids (Blake & Danielle ) DuRousseau, spent and shared good days as close friends. Daniel and I know that you are certainty in a heavenly place at peace knowing that your final resting place is with the Lord in peace.
Dan,Pat,Danielle,Blake DuRousseau
January 14, 2015
Amy was always so sweet. So sad to hear about her passing, I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Paulette Johnson Godfrey
January 14, 2015
I have always thought the world of Amy. She was beautiful inside and out! Her family and children are in my thoughts.
Lisa diStefano
January 14, 2015
To the Family of Amy Nesbit,

I met Amy in Capital Area Network for Women a few years ago. She was always very nice and pleasant to talk to. She would often speak of her kids and how she so loved them. She had such a warm and giving heart and she seemed to never meet a stranger. I am so sorry to hear this, but just know Heaven has just received another angel. You all have my deepest sympathy. God bless you.
Bridgette B. Coleman
January 14, 2015
To the Nesbit & Brassett family, I am so sorry to hear of Amy's passing.
May God be with you all during this difficult time
David Yarbro
January 14, 2015
I am so terribly so sorry for the family's loss. Amy was a beautiful person and a great friend. I had just found her again on FB. I am sorry for the loss of this sweet person. She made my wedding and other's so memorable. She always took that extra step to make things special. She will be missed!
Debbie Vickers Stevens
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