Margaret Jordan Bass, the daughter of the late Robert and Addie Lee Jordan went to Heaven on Jan. 3, 2012 at the age of 82 after an extended illness. Margaret was born in Madrid, Ala., on Jan. 28, 1929, but lived most of her life in Graceville. She was a friend to many in the community and a dedicated member of Damascus Baptist Church where she was active serving in the nursery and singing in the choir for more than twenty-five years. Her life centered around her family and church. She loved cooking and sewing for her children and grandchildren and traveling America with her beloved sisters.
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Margaret was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Lester Clewis Bass, and grandsons Jamey Bass, Christopher Bass, and Randy Nellums, granddaughter Starla Hasty, great-granddaughter Erin Hasty, and great-grandson Bryant Hasty.
Margaret is survived by three sisters, Martha Miles, Jean Laseter, and Cathy Jordan of Dothan, Ala., and brother Julius (Pete) Jordan of Pensacola. She leaves behind a legacy of seven children, daughters Linda Nellums of Chipley, Donna Waters (Mike) of Dothan, Ala., Gloria Skinner (Floyd) of Panama City Beach, Shirley Segers of Graceville, Susan Metcalf (Jody) of Dothan, Ala., and sons Lester Bass (Frankie) of Murfeeboro, TN and Danny Bass (Carol) of Wicksburg, Ala. Margaret was blessed with 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren whom she loved dearly.
Visitation was held at James Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville on Thursday Jan. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral Service were held at Damascus Baptist Church Friday Jan. 6 at 11 am. Burial followed in the church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home directing. Expressions of sympathy can be made online at www.jamesandlipford.com
James & Lipford Funeral Home
5390 Cotton Street
Graceville, FL 32440
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Jan. 11, 2012