Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Basies in:
 • White Ridge Cemetery
 • Eatontown
 • Monmouth County
 • New Jersey
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Lillian Ann Childs Basie
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: 1875
Death: 1941

Count Basie's Mother Expires

Red Bank Woman Was Visiting Noted Son

Mrs. Lillie Basie, mother of Count Basie, celebrated Negro orchestra leader, died this morning at the latter's home on Edgecomb avenue, New York city. She had been visiting her son at the time.

Mrs. Basie, with her husband, Harvey Basie, superintendent of the Whitfield building on Broad street, resided on Mechanic street. Count Basie, born and raised at red Bank, was an only child.

The popular dance orchestra leader was very fond of his mother and when appearing on radio programs as guest artist invariably spent a great deal of time in discussing her and his home life. She had been in poor health for the past two years.

The body will be removed today to the F. Leon Harris funeral home on Shrewsbury avenue and prepared for burial Funeral arrangements will be completed today.

Red Bank Register, Thurs., Oct. 30, 1941 
Family links: 
  Harvey Lee Basie (1870 - 1960)
  Leroy Basie (1898 - 1911)*
  William James Basie (1904 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
White Ridge Cemetery
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Rodney Snell
Record added: Feb 14, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8387086
Lillian Ann <i>Childs</i> Basie
Added by: Kat
Lillian Ann <i>Childs</i> Basie
Added by: Rodney Snell
Lillian Ann <i>Childs</i> Basie
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Kat
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- JasmineFlower
 Added: Jan. 4, 2017

- Summer
 Added: Aug. 21, 2016

- Bling Blinky of TEXAS
 Added: Feb. 11, 2016
There are 14 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service