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Joseph Edward Bass, Sr.

September 25, 1956 ~ October 16, 2021 (age 65)

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“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven;

A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break down and a time to build up”

~ Ecclesiastes 31:1-3

A Time to Live:

     On Tuesday, September 25, 1956, Joseph Pete and Eileen Betty Bass brought into the world a baby boy, who they named Joseph Edward Bass. As he grew up, many strong, hard working people were responsible for helping him become the man he was. He was educated by the City of Virginia Beach Public School System. Following school, Joe immediately joined the workforce. As he matured, he became the father of Jennifer, his namesake Joseph, Angela, and Kanchata; and married the love of his life Christine Marie Bass. 

     After 38 years of dedicated service, Joe retired from Wonderbread/Hostess IBC.  After which he became employed with Lowes, as a head of maintenance and went on to work at the place he loved, the Town of Garysburg, where he was dubbed the title “Chief Engineer.” Oftentimes you would find him working in his yard; gardening; taking care of his dogs, goats, chicken and pigs, fishing and boating.   Being in the natural environment was what he loved. 

      The life of Joseph was centered on his love for his family, humor and the care of others. After moving to North Carolina, he and his wife united in Christian Fellowship with Roanoke Salem Missionary Baptist Church of Garysburg, where his love for God was strengthened.

A Time for Rest:

     Joseph Edward Bass, Sr. was summoned home to eternal rest and peace on Saturday, October 16, 2021, while in the serenity of his home, surrounded by his loving family.  He slipped into eternal slumber and joined the great cloud of witnesses, along with those who preceded him death: his grandparents, Lilly and Ralph Hepworth, his father, Joseph Pete Bass, and his mother, Eileen Bass Hoyland.

A Time to Remember:

     Memories are treasures no one can steal. Death is the heartache nothing can heal. Some may forget you now that you are gone, but we shall remember you no matter how long. We who remain and shall never forget your love:  his beloved wife: Christine Marie Bass; children, Jennifer Guilloty (Miguel), Joseph Edward Bass, Jr. (Nancy) and Angela Christie (Ross); daughter-at-heart, Kanchata Barnhill; grandchildren, Matthew and Joseph Guilloty, Hunter and Trenton Bass, Gabriel Johnson, Makayla, Casey, Lillie and Tyler Christie; siblings, Sherryl Stevens and Glenn Dean Bass, Sr.; a host of other relatives and friends.



Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit  Mr. Bass'  tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family. 


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"Professional Care, With Dignity & Integrity" 

to the family of  Mr. Joseph Edward Bass, Sr.

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October 20, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
T L Faison's Funeral Care, LLC
301 Park Street
Seaboard, NC 27876

Celebration of Life
October 21, 2021

11:00 AM
Roanoke Salem Missionary Baptist Church
2757 Cornwallis Road
Garysburg, NC 27831

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