Bertha Nell "Nellie" Bacot, 84, of Rogers, Ark. and formerly a resident of Bastrop, for many years, died Thursday March 21, 2013 after a brief illness.
She was born to the late Sam and Frances Giambrone, December 9, 1928 in Bolton Miss. She attended Hinds Junior College in Jackson, Miss. She was married to James P. Bacot Jr., who is currently residing at Lagniappe Nursing Home in Bastrop.
Mrs. Bacot was a volunteer and later director of Crisis Assistance Ministries of Bastrop for many years. She was devoted to helping others and making a difference in their lives. She received the Community Volunteer of the Year Award for her service and dedication.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bastrop, where she had served in the past as Sunday School teacher, Circle Leader and Lay Pastor. She loved to play the piano, make miniature doll furniture and loved to cook.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, J.T. Giambrone; a sister, Marie Freeman; a grandchild, Stephen Strickland and her beloved aunt, Josie Beard.
She is survived by her husband, James P. Bacot Jr.; four children: Bill Bacot and wife Gwyn, Janice Strickland and husband Steve, Frances Ryals and husband Gary and Jim Bacot.
She is also survived by eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and her loving sister, Rosemary Saway, as well as a host of other relatives.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 in Bolton, Miss., where she grew up. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or Crisis Assistance Ministries, both of Bastrop.