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Mary L Bass

January 8, 2019

Mary Louise (Reddick) Bass, 83, of Norfolk St., departed this life on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Baystate Medical Center.  Born in High Point, NC, she was a daughter of Edward Reddick and Rosa (LeGrande) Reddick.  Mary was a 66-year Springfield resident and had been employed as an LPN at Baystate Medical Center for 22 years until her retirement.  She was a member of Zion Community Baptist Church and the Silver Saints.  Pre-deceased by her parents and her husband, Willie Cephus Bass, she leaves a son, Thomas Bass of Springfield;  two daughters Donna Bass Johnson and Cheryl Bass, both of Alexandria, VA;  a beloved grandson, Donovan;  a step-daughter, Ruby Williams of Baltimore, MD;  a brother, A. D. Reddick;  and a sister, Sylvia McInnis both of High Point, NC.  Some of her greatest joys were spending time with her grandson, reading, gardening, cooking, and visiting the sick and shut-in.  Mary was also pre-deceased by her brother, Henry Reddick and five sisters, Lilly Mae Gillard, Evelyn Walls, Maggie Baker, Shirley Reddick, and Kelsie Coombs.  The calling hour is 10-11 a.m. Thursday, January 17, at Zion Community Baptist Church, 1140 Roosevelt Ave., followed by the funeral at 11 with burial in the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery in Agawam.

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