Betty Bass

Staff Written Obituaries

Betty Bass, 73, died January 19, 2018. She was born April 24, 1944 to Peter Paul Elder and the late Rosa Lee Bass. She was the only child her mother had. She was devoted to her family, inspiring them all.

Betty graduated from Pearl High School in 1962. She had worked at Morgan County Middle School, Holiday Inn, Woodcraft, Seaboard and ISS Corporation. She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church.

She leaves to cherish her memory her three children Kenneth Bass (Valerie Bass), Tony Bass and Fredrick Bass (Janet Bass); and one daughter Sylvia Bass who preceded her in death; four grandchildren, Sharmays White, Cedric Bass, Shamia Harris (Justin Harris), Tayewanda Duman; four great-grandchildren, Jarvis White, Joseph White, Kiermoni Cooper and Justin Harris Jr.; a sister Lucy Gilbert, first cousin Marshall Davenport and a host of relatives and friends.

Pall bearers were Albert Garlot, Tony Taylor, Octavius Rollin Son-Sail and Christopher White.

Flower bearers were Sharley Darty, Brancie Littlejohn, Antonia Resty-Smith, Nancy White and Phillis Williams.

Funeral service for Betty were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 27 at Springfield Baptist Church. The Rev. W. J. Reid delivered the Eulogy. Interment was in Plainview Baptist Church.

Watts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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