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Vera Nell Bass

Funeral services were held November 16, 2013, at Calvary Tabernacle C.M E. Church, New Orleans, Louisiana for Mrs. Vera Bass, age 78, who died November 11 in New Orleans, LA. Rev. Duane Hill, pastor, officiated with interment following in the Wheeler Cemetery, Bassfield. Davis Mortuary of Gretna, Louisiana, and Johnson Funeral Home of Prentiss handled funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Vera Bass was born to the late Alex and Edna McNair Bass in Bassfield. She joined Holly Springs C.M. E. Church and later became a member of Calvary Tabernacle C.M.E. Church in New Orleans, LA. She graduated from Our Lady of Holy Cross College with an LPN license. She later became a cosmetologist after completing school at Academy of Scientific Hair and Design.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Glyn and Lydus Bass; son, Larry Bass; grandson, Devin Berry; sister, Virginia Adams; granddaughter, Celeaka Miller.

Mrs. Bass is survived by children: Gloria (J.B.) Holloway, Diane (Ernest) Bass, Dede, Michelle (Ronald) Swayne, Wayne Bass and Gwendolyn Bass; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.