Patricia Elizabeth Bass, affectionately known as Pat, of Durham, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
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Patricia Elizabeth Bass, was born July 27, 1950 in Kinston, North Carolina to the late Mary Emma Maye Bass and Fred Bass, Jr. Patricia moved to Durham, North Carolina in 1965.
Patricia graduated from Merrick Moore High School in 1968. After high school, she continued her education and obtained an Associates Degree in Business at Rutledge College. Patricia was employed with Duke Medical Center as a Medical Billing Associate in the Pharmacy division for over 25 years. She retired from Duke Medical Center in 2008.
When she wasn't spending time with her children and grandchildren, she loved impromptu trips to the beach, binge watching her favorite shows and visiting with family and friends. Patricia was also a mother figure to many in the Dearborn neighborhood, who affectionately called her, Mama Bass.
Patricia Bass leaves behind many family members to carry on her legacy; one daughter, Shronnda Bass Green; two sons, Rahmud (Adrina) Bass and Rashawn (Brandi) Bass; eight grandchildren, Shamya, Sydney, Asa, Akil, Kayleigh, Ariyah, Kendell, and Peyton; seven siblings, Melba Bass Humphrey, Troy Bass, Jimmy Bass, Evelyn (Lawrence) Durham, Lyndon (Mary) Bass, Karen (Larry) Willis and Lynn (Gerald) Jones Hester; one uncle, Robert (Lillie) Bass and a host of extended family members and friends who loved her dearly.