September 05, 1950 - June 01, 2024



Memorial Service

Saturday, June 15, 2024

11 AM

Shiloh Baptist Church

2506 Sheppard Access Rd

Wichita Falls, TX 76306

Rev. Clarence Hightower, Pastor

Shirley Bass, a beloved 73-year-old, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2024.

Born on September 5, 1950, in Crosbyton, TX, Shirley graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Wichita Falls, TX. She dedicated over 30 years of her life as a nurse, finding immense joy in serving her patients with kindness, humor, and a nurturing spirit.

Shirley's unwavering confidence and clear direction earned her the respect of those around her, both in her professional and personal life. Shirley possessed a remarkable ability to guide others with a gentle firmness; people listened and knew they were in good hands.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Jimmie Wallace and Mittie Wallace; parents, Jack Bass and Bernice Bass; and brother, Willie Bass.

Shirley is survived by her sister, Sharon Norris (Wichita Falls, TX); daughters, Kimberly Bass (Dallas, TX), Carla Easley (Theron) Columbus, OH, Kristy Pearson (Jacob) Columbus, OH; grandchildren, Nicole Patterson, Dallas, TX, Joseph Pearson Columbus, OH, Abigail Pearson Columbus, OH, Tristan Easley Columbus, OH; great-grandchildren, Joshua Patterson Dallas, TX, Aniyah Patterson Dallas, TX; nieces, Phylicia Brown Wichita Falls, TX, Chasney Bass, Dallas, TX, Chandra Draine, Houston, TX; nephew. Michael Norris Dallas, TX and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, family and friends who will continue to cherish the memories and joy Shirley shared with them.

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  • June 09, 2024

    My deepest condolences to the family of Shirley always such a sweet person her smile was beautiful she will be missed.

  • June 07, 2024

    My sincere condolences to Shirley's family. She was a member of our 1969 Washington graduating class, a brilliant scholar, and a loving friend. Juanita Cleaver Simmons

  • June 06, 2024

    Shirley and I have been best friends since school age. She had the most beautiful smile of anyone and never showed any anger to anyone. I will truly miss my friend and she will always have a place in my heart. Take your rest, you have earned it

  • June 06, 2024

    My heartfelt and deepest condolences to the entire family of Shirley Bass. Shirley was a proud member of the last graduating class of Booker T Washington High School - Class of 1969!! Smart, quiet and kind! May her memory bring lasting comfort to her family and friends.

  • June 06, 2024

    Shirley my dear classmate "Rest in Eternal Peace" So glad we always greeted each other in friendship and happiness when I resided in the Falls a few years ago. You still had that beautiful smile 💞

  • June 06, 2024

    My sincere condolences to the family of Shirley a long life community friend from Paris Tx, . May God surrender peace and comfort during this time.

  • June 06, 2024

    Shirley was a wonderful friend. We enjoyed each other's company in high school. She always kept me laughing when we were around each other. May God bring comfort and peace to all whom loved her. God bless

  • June 05, 2024

    Shirley had an infectious laugh and a quick wit. She will be missed. Condolences to all the family and friends.

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