Jane Ellen Bass, 80, of Valdosta, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at her residence. She was born in Birmingham, Ala. on February 28, 1941, to the late Herbert Edwin Bryan and Dessie Mae Gann Bryan. Mrs. Bass was married to the love of her life, Reverend 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; her children: Stephanie Newton (Greg Marbut) of Athens, AL; Laura Susan George and Shawn Bass, both of Valdosta; and Jody (Reuben) Self, of Roanoke, AL. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren: Christopher (Shelby) Newton, Emily (Cody) Lewter, Arcadia Lopez, Alyse Lopez, and Blake Bivens, all of Athens, AL; Abby (Richie) Nagel, of Hartselle, AL; Jacob (Elizabeth) Self and Regan (Juan) Vargas, both of Carrollton, GA; Alexus (Brad) Young, of Charlotte, NC; and Scott Perry, of Ackworth, GA. Her great grandchildren include: Colton, Chance, and Cullen Lewter, Brock Newton, Zoe and Tripp Nagel, Abbie and Marli Self, and Charlotte Rose Young. Mrs. Bass was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Charles and Barry Bryan, one daughter, Christy Lopez, and a stepson, Andy Bass.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Dr. Anthony McPhail and Rev. Dr. John Walker officiated. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10-12pm. Donations in Mrs. Bass’ memory can be made to: Magnolia Manor, League of Good Samaritan Fund, Magnolia Manor Development Office - 2001 S. Lee St.- Americus, GA 31709. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com
, Carson McLane Funeral Home.