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Ada Lee Bass

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1940-2022

  • Ada Lee Bass

Services for Ada Lee Bass were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Hilliard Funeral Home with a graveside service following at Concord Cemetery in Chandler. Visitation started at noon.

Ada Lee Bass was born at her grandparents’ home in Ben Wheeler, Texas, on July 1, 1940. She had been a resident of Rowlett for six years, formerly living in Canton, Marshall, and Mt. Vernon. She started her career as a dispatcher for the Franklin County Sheriff Department in the late 70’s. She later worked as a jailer and then sheriff’s deputy for many years. She ended her career as a deputy for Harrison County Sheriff Department, retiring in 2002. She enjoyed reading, shopping, and gardening in her free time.

Mrs. Bass passed away at the age of 81 on April 26, 2022, in Rockwall.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Billy Joe Bass; grandson, Brian Mintz; and her parents, Marlin Lee Casey and Syble Norene (Blue) Casey.

She is survived by her four children, Delayne Bass of Red Oak, Jonathan (Rhonda) Bass of Chandler, Lela Bass Bayliss of Rowlett and Cullun (Melanie) Bass of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Lynn Casey Midgette and Betty Casey Hadley; eight grandchildren, Jerilyn Jackson, Jeanna Jackson Ocanas, Wesley Bass, Michael Bass, Jeremy Bayliss, Jered Bayliss, Dylan Bass, and Casey Bass; great-grandchildren, Rogelio Chavez, Jr., Marissa Chavez, Nicholas Ocanas, Jasmyne Ocanas, Saydi Ocanas, Noah Ocanas, Jaycee Jackson, Parker Bass, Rowan Bass, and Greyson Bass; great-great-grandson, Isaac Chavez; and two nieces, Tammy Blank and Jennifer Hadley.

Grandsons served as pallbearers: Wesley Bass, Michael Bass, Jeremy Bayliss, Jered Bayliss, Dylan Bass, Casey Bass, Rogelio Chavez Jr., and Nicholas Ocanas.