Gertrude Brown Sapp
September 25, 1935 – April 8, 2018
Gertrude Basinger Sapp passed away on April 8, 2018 at the Kiser Hospice House on Statesville Boulevard in Salisbury, North Carolina. She was born on September 25, 1935, in Rowan County, North Carolina, to the late Raymond Gayhart Basinger and Lucille Sides Basinger. Gertrude worked for Cannon Mills and Oakwood Mobile Homes before retiring. She was also a member of West Park Baptist Church in Rockwell, North Carolina. Gertrude is preceded in death by not only her parents, but her husband, Robert Wayne Sapp, and four of her brothers, R.G. Basinger Jr., Melvin Douglas Basinger, Harry Graham Basinger, and Perry Dean Basinger. Those left to cherish her memory are her four sons, Gary Wayne Sapp (Carol), of Concord, N.C., Tim Sapp (Elaine), of Rockwell, N.C., Jeff Sapp and Robbie Sapp, both of Rockwell, N.C. Gertrude had four grandchildren, Tracy Christenbury, Stacy Sapp, Jeremy Sapp, and Tristen Sapp, as well as four great-grandchildren, Abagail, Anthony, Hunter, and Tate. She had two brothers, John Basinger (Kay), of Salisbury, and Tony A. Basinger (Diane), of Rockwell. There are five sister, Melba Pickler, of Rockwell, N.C., Virginia Long, of Gastonia, N.C., Kay Peele, of Salisbury, N.C., Judy Leazer (Joe), of Salisbury, N.C., and Sally Thompson (W.L.), of Salisbury, N.C. Gertrude also had a brother-in-law, Bruce Sapp (Sharon). Of Salisbury, N.C., and a sister-in-law, Grace Sapp. And a number of nieces and nephews, and her precious pet, “Ru-Ru-“. Visitation for Gertrude Basinger Sapp will be Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 7:00-9:00 P.M., at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove, N.C. Service will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 1:00 P.M., in the Chapel of Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, with Pastor Seacrest from West Park Baptist Church. She will be laid to rest, following her service, in Brookhill Memorial Gardens, in Rockwell, N.C. Memorials may be made to the family at www. Linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com, West Park Baptist, and Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury, North Carolina.
- Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
- Burial Thursday, April 12, 2018
Gertrude Brown Sapp
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May 5, 2018
Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". May God give you and your family comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope, with deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.