Hi, my name is Yolanda McGhee Young I'm one of Sam Young's granddaughter. I'm Mrs. Bass cousin, and I just found out about her. Her mom and my granddad were siblings. I wish I could've met her sound like she was a wonderful person. May she R.I.P and my prayers to you.
Bass Family : Fontella'so cousin Albert Bass III passed away January 22, 2015 at the age of 89. Parents : Albert I I & Velma Bass of St. Louis. I am his oldest daughter Kim Bass.
To the Bass Family, My heartfelt prayers continue to go out for all the families and friends of such an acclaimed and loved person. May the God of all comfort be with you as we await the promises of Isa 65:19 - "No more will there be heard in her the sound of weeping or a cry of distress.
Was listening to your music Fonnie...missing you in this world my friend :'( RIP
I'm sending my belated condolences to the Bass family. May the many wonderful memories of your loved one sustain you and dwell in your hearts forever.
My condolences to the BASS family. she had a beautiful voice.
I really enjoyed your music. I Can't Rest is my favorite song. You were a great R & B singer. May you family find Peace and comfort in the promises of Jesus Christ
My condolences on your loss. May the memories you have of your dear loved one continue to live on in your heart and you may be consoled by the God of all comfort who will soon deliver mankind from the sting of death.
RIP , never to last to express love for someone.
Songs will live on and on threw out time.
RIP. PRAYERS GOING UP FOR THE FAMILY. R. BURTON (HOUSTON, TEXAS)
To the family of Ms Bass, your loss is a great one and the sister mourns with you in and shares your grief. The acheivements of Fontella Bass will live on in music history, and I for one consider "No Ways Tired" one of the best gospel cd's.
TO THE FAMILY,MAY YOU EXPERIENCE GOD'S MERCY AND KINDNESS TODAY.(HE HAS SAID I-I MYSELF AM THE ONE THAT IS COMFORTING YOU PEOPLE.)isaiah 51:12...d
RIP LOVE UR music God bless u n ur family
Fontella, Thank you for passing our way.
I didn't know Ms. Bass personally but I loved her music R.I.P.Ms. Bass your music will live on another legend gone to soon.
My deepest condolences to the Bass family, may she, Rip.
I am deeply sorry for your lost
Loved your music, rest with God now, my heart goes out to the family.
She will be remember jesus wrap your arm around. Her daughter l
To the Bass family "Rescue Me". Will forever remain a classic in many of our hearts. I grew up listening to her music. May our Heavenly Father bring your family comfort during your time of mourning. (2Cor 1: 2, 3)
MY LADY YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE CHILDREN AND FAMILY OF MY FRIEND FONTELLA.
MRS. Eddie Fisher & Family
I had a chance to meet her when my uncle Archie Hawks booked her to our nightclub in Rockford, Il. Beautiful person RIP.
R.I.Paradise sweet lady..
Deepest condolences to the children and family of Fontella Bass. Fonnie and I went back such a long way -- back to Paris and St. Leu la Foret, back to potluck suppers and all-day Sunday rehearsals, back to crazy concerts with the Art Ensemble tearing it up! Thank you, beautiful spirit, for great music and your priceless love. Rest and rejoice in a life lived to the fullest.
LOVE THAT SONG, "RESCUE ME"
GOD BLESS THE FAMILY OF MS BASS
.Gone but not forgotten!!
All our love and best wishes to Fontella and her family....
She has a legacy that others only hope to have.....
"Rescue Me" brought a lot of happiness to so many over the years....
AMERICA LOVES YOU. !
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know. Love you, Fontella, now and always.
R.I.P. Loved your music. May your light shine on in Heaven.
RIP Ms. Bass grew up listening to you on the radio. Rescue Me is one of my favorite songs.
I send my condolences to the family and friends. Isa 65:17 promises a 'new heavens and a new earth' soon to come. I pray you be reunited once again.
May god bless the Bass family
Heres' to you Mrs Bass,it will always burn for you in spirit.
Mrs. Bass gave me an inspiration in that era of time (Rescue Me) may God be pleased with your contribution to the music industry.
Love you, Fontella.!! Rest in peace. You've earned it.!!! Stephen Harris
Miss Fontella, God bless you and rest in peace.I grew up listening to "Rescue Me" AND "Recovery". And I will always remember you. There is a new shining light in heaven.!!! Stephen Harris
May you RIP
Knowing that your love ones are waiting too see you one day soon.
OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO ALL OF THE FAMILY. FONTELLA AND HER MUSIC WILL TRULY BE MISSED. MAY YOU ALL BE BLESSED ALWAYS. GOSPELTWO@AOL.COM.
As I read the many entries I took note of the scriptural references to comfort your family. The reminders can be a source of comfort to help you during times to come. Confidence that Jehovah God hears even prayers unuttered. As others have said, He is THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT. It seems that Ms. Bass left a living legacy, her children.
1 of the best and most underrated singers of her era
Our hearts go out to the Bass family and friends. Take comfort in the Almighty God and in many blessings to come from him including everlasting life.
I am sorry for your families loss. When we loose a member of our family it feels like your heart will is broken. God has given us a promise that soon, " he will sipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more...". Once again I give you my sincere condolences.
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. And always remember: Those we love don't just go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very, very dear.
May God BLESS and comfort you all in this time of bereavement. You are in our PRAYERS.
Dear family and friends of Fontella Bass i am so sorry for your loss. Although this is a difficult time, you can find comfort in the Bible. At James 4:8 the Bible says "Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you."
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your talented family member. May the peace of God comfort you during this troubling time. 1 John 4:8
Our sympathy goes to the Bass family during this time of mourning. She will be missed by many because of her many accomplishments. May the God of all comfort give you strength during this time (2 Cor. 1:3).
To The Bass Family
May God's bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS
OF SUCH A GOOD SINGER. PSALM 46:1 TELLS US THAT GOD IS A REFUGE DURING ALL OF OUR DISTRESSES.
My prayers goes out to the family, may God bless each of you in a special way. She's resting now, no pain no worries, just peace.
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO FAMILY OF FONTELLA BASS. SHE WAS THE DIRECTOR OF OUR CHOIR AT TRUE VINE SPIRITUAL CHURCH IN THE 50'S. WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AS A STRONG, TALENTED, BLACK WOMAN. REST IN PARADISE.
You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in Paradise. John 17:3
Fontella is in a very deep sleep just waiting for our Creator, Jehovah God, to awaken her so that she can coninue her legacy in a world free of pain and suffering.
I was enroute to Viet Nam in 1st Recon, attached to 1st Marine Div. when I first heard "Rescue Me". Love the song and the message. I thought , how appropriate"? I sang this song, to myself quite often until the LORD Blessed me to come home. When I think of it now, I smile, what a blessing. God Bless Fontella, God Bless, and thanks so much.
R.I.P. You Will Be Missed
My condolences to Ms. Bass' family on her loss. What great music. Anyone of you who wants to hear the epitamy of Soul music I recommend listening to "Soul Of a Man" by Fontella Bass.
One of the great soul singers. A powerful voice now silent. Gone but certainly not forgotten.
I am sorry to read about your lost god promises a time when he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more,neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore .the former things have passed away.I hope this bring you comfort.
Thanks for allowing God to use you for us. May God bless this family.
My condolences to the family of Fontella Bass.
I grew up with her music and I loved her style and presentation.
"Rescue Me" is a proper, fitting entry into our Lord's kingdom of heaven!
May she rest and sing in eternal peace.
To the Bass Family Members: I want to first of all greet you in the name of Our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ. I want to express my deepest sympathy to you in the loss of a radiant Queen, Mother, Sister, Daughter, and Friend. Right now she is resting peacefully with the Arch Angels and with Our LORD GOD. Fontella will be miss but not forgotten. I am praying with you all to get through this loss together as a family and always remember what good things she has placed before you.
May God grant you peace in this time of breavement. Peace be unto you and may God grant you comfort to see you through as well.
Fontella, is gone from us on this side but when it time for us to go; we are going to see here again on the otherside. Remember her life still lives on in you and the rest of the Bass family Members.
Your song brought many good memories when I was a young man . Rip you are still our shinning star .
Dear Bass Family and Friends,
Fontella's music and voice has added to the woven fiber of musical history.
You have my deepest sympathy.
Now she can sing with the rest of the angels. Her voice was awesome and will be missed. RIP.
I would like to send my condolence to the family, May God bring you comfort during this difficult time Psalms 5:28,29
To the Bass Family: "When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know."
My prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow. Joy comes to my heart when I think of the fun we had dancing to Fontella's music. That's a good thing...the memories live on.
Thank you for your gift ~ Rest in peace.
We shall miss that Golden voice! Thank you for the great music.
I remember her so well back in t 1960's and had friends who were musicians who all knew and loved her, she clearly will be missed.
May God Bless & keep you in his loving care.
Wow I have hummed this song resque me fo forty someot years. Rest in Peace fontellaaaaaaaa.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
another voice for God's choir with soul! Rest in peace and thank you for sharing your talent.
To: The Family
You have my sympathy and prayers.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
My deepest condolences to the family! another "cut" from the soundtrack of my life gone silent!!!!!!!!
God bless and keep you all in his. Loving arms you will need his help to put this behind you but remember she is singing in the heavenly choir now what a joy
I LOVED MISS FONTELLA'S music. It was Beautiful. May you R.I.P.Condolences To all Family members.God bless.
My prayers are with the children I recently lost my mother six months ago. Its hard just do as I do ask god for help.
may your light always shine brightly
Fonny, may all of God's Light and Love continue to shine upon you and yours, old friend. You rescued us all. My sincerest condolences to the childern and the Bass family.
To the Bass Family: Know that your mother was loved by many, for her songs made many happy. She is no longer in pain, will rest in peace and will be missed.
Many wonderful memories of Rescue Me. Her voice brought lots of joy. May she rest in peace and may her family be comforted.
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
Ms. Bass Family,
My prayers will always be there with you,
May God give you the strength to come out of this critical situation,
My deep condolences my friend!
My favorite song of your Mothers is"I Surrender "! Something about it just moves me when I hear it! Mind you im only 46 yrs old but that's "what I call music! May Fontella rest in peace!
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
You have my condolences.
RIP FONTELLA BASS. YOU WILL BE MISSED.
MY CONDOLENCE TO THE BASS FAMILY, GOD BLESS.
FONTELLA BASS WHAT A GOOD SONG "RESCUE ME"IT WAS MY MOTHERS FAVORITE SONG. SHE GREW UP LISTENING TO ALL THIS GREAT MUSIC. ANOTHER GREAT LEGEND GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. RIP
May the God of all comfort be with the Bass family durning this difficult time. 2 cor 1:3
Dear Bass Family hello there my name is Faith Tobin and I'd like to express my condolences's to the Bass Family.she'll surely be missed very much.luv,Faith
Another great singer has left us, however, she will never be forgotten. that was the Jam. This song made everyone stop and take notice. Rest In Peace Job Well Done!
I Loved your Music and my Favorite song Rescue Me ,I can remember skating to that as a young teen.Prayers goes out to all of Fontella Bass Family and Loved ones.RIP
Remebering Fontella Bass, a great singer. I got into a disputed with a friend. She said Aretha Franklin recorded Rescue Me. I had no doubt it was Fontella Bass. I bought the 45 when she first recorded it and I love that song just as much today as I did when she first recorded it. R.I.P Fontella we all loved you but God loved you more.
She was a Great Singer. I love Rescue Me. Rest in the Light. God Bless her Family. She will be dearly missed.
Always loved this song and always proud to hear it was done by a fellow St. Louisan. My condolences to the family. My guess is her personality was as beautiful as her voice.
Your mother has found that perfect peace with that only Jesus can give.
God bless you and your family. Rest in peace. You are in God's. Hands, Now.
She will always be I alive iny heart.
God has completed your 'rescue' and now you are singing for him in his heavenly choir...RIP
Loved her rendition of "Rescue Me".
I remember this song so well. A great talent will be missed. My thoughts an prayers are with the family
Fontella Bass and Lester Bowie were two of my favorite musicians. Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy played "I Only Have Eyes For You" and I was changed.
So, the two of you are ancestors now. I am a living proof of the bright moments that your music brought into to our world.
When the Saints go marchin' in, Lord I want to be in that number.
God has rescued you. REST IN PEACE
God Bless You, Sweet Soul.
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
How I remember "Rescue Me." I still have that song on a 45 rpm record. Those were the days when lyrics were not X rated and songs had a beat that was easy to dance to. RIP Ms. Bass.
Fontella Bass, your music will live in my heart and memory forever. One of my favorite songs when I was growing up was "Rescue Me" and still enjoy hearing it even now. Your music will live on forever. RIP Fontella Bass!!!
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
MS BASS was a great singer.
Sorry For your lost. I song RESCUE ME in a talent show at MILES HIGH SCHOOL in UNION CITY TENNESSEE and it got Myself and group a standing ovation. Thanks MS FONTELLA BASS For such a beautiful song. GOD BLESS YOU & YOURS.
Rest In Peace Ms.Bass, Rescue Me was my mother's favorite song, my sincere sympathy to the family.
Sheila D. Johnson, Nashville, Tn.
There will be an empty chair at the holiday table this year, but it will be filled with loving memories.
To the Family: Words cannot express the sympathy that I feel for you.Losing a loved one can be very devasting. Rest assured you are not alone. Psalms 94:19. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you
FONTELLA YOUR SONG RESCUE ME WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE. GOD BLESS.
sorry for your loss. she was a beautiful soul singer. your in my prayers.God Bless Your Family.
May the God of all comfort gives you peace as you endure this time of loss.
My heart felt condolences are with your family and friends.
My dear soul singer you have been "rescued".. Please accept my sincere sympathy and these words of comfort. Even though the loss of a loved one can bring you to a low point, God will raise you up to face each day. (Psalm 9:9) . . .And Almighty God will become a secure height for anyone crushed, A secure height in times of distress."
Rest in peace. Your voice and "Rescue Me" will live forever!
"Rescue Me" is one of my favorite songs from the 1960s. Thank you, Ms. Bass, for recording it. May your soul rest in eternal peace.
May the family find the consolation in the, "Power beyond what is normal" to go from one day to the next. "May be that of God's and not that out of ourselves" ( 2 Corinthians 4:7) My deepest sympathy to you.
TO THE FAMILY OF FONTELLA BASS MAY GOD KEEP THIS FAMILY TOGETHER HE WILL NEVER FORSAKE YOU KEEP YOUR HEADS TO THE SKY
I am so sorry for your loss. I know losing a loved one is hard to go through. I will keep you in my prayers. May you draw close to God.
"Rescue Me" is a song that has been indelibly written on my mind since age six. I still "belt" it out when I need my spirits lifted. Thank you Miss Bass. Rest in peace.
Loved "Rescue Me" it still stands as a song of its own to this day as well as back in the day! R.I.P.
To the family of Fontella Bass, I am so sorry to hear of her death. I remember singing that song in my teenage years. May you draw comfort from the following: At Psalm 56:8 -Do put my tears in your skin bottle. Are they not in your book? Like David I know that God is aware of your pain and what you are dealing with emotionally. He will give you the strength beyond what is normal to live each day as you endure this time of bereavement of your family member.
Loved your music! Rest in peace.
"Rescue Me"......wow what a great song! Bringing back to me a very happy time in life. May she rest in peace.
Lovely lady you "Rescued Me". I was just singing that song the other day. Rest in peace. Condolences to the family. Baltimore, MD
Another music legend; gone too soon! RIP