(VALDOSTA, Ga.) Jane Ellen Bass, 80, of Valdosta, Ga., passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 at her residence.

A memorial service will be at noon EDT on Thursday, Sept. 9, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Anthony McPhail and the Rev. Dr. John Walker officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 a.m. to noon.

She was born in Birmingham on Feb. 28, 1941, to the late Herbert Edwin and Dessie Mae Gann Bryan. Mrs. Bass was married to the love of her life, the Rev. Henry Bass, for 50 years. She was a minister's wife for 41 of those 50 years and worked in various jobs supporting their ministry. She enjoyed reading, all things Christmas, and going to the beach. Mrs. Bass was always "piddlin'" in her yard and decorating her home. She loved cheering on her favorite team, Alabama, "Roll Tide," but she truly loved spending time with her family and being "Maw Maw" to her grands and great-grands.

Mrs. Bass is survived by her husband, Henry Charlie Bass of Valdosta; children, Stephanie Newton (Greg Marbut) of Athens, Ala., Laura Susan George and Shawn Bass, both of Valdosta, and Jody Self (Reuben) of Roanoke; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bass was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Charles and Barry Bryan; daughter, Christy Lopez; and stepson, Andy Bass.

Donations may be made to: Magnolia Manor, League of Good Samaritan Fund, Magnolia Manor Development Office - 2001 S. Lee St., Americus, GA 31709.

Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta.

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