Alma Bass Wishon

October 13, 1923 - September 7, 2021
Alma Bass Wishon


Alma Hicks Bass Wishon age 97 a lifelong resident of Wilmington passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

She was born in Wilmington on October 13, 1923, to the late Donald Hicks and Leatha Morgan Hicks. She was the widow of the love of her life, Joel Percy Bass.

Alma was a longtime member of College Acres Baptist Church, she loved her church family and served as a greeter for many years. She was retired from Cape Fear Memorial Hospital after serving for many years.

Alma is survived by her children, Glenda Bass Rivenbark and husband Sandy; and Joel P. Bass, II, and wife Sandra; four special grandchildren, Kelly Clark and husband Mark, Michelle Ullmer and husband Bryan, Brenna Bass, and Cooper Bass; great-grandchildren, Amanda Fox (Matt), Alexander Clark, Anna Clark, Bryson Ullmer, and Baylor Ullmer; two great-great-grandchildren, Mary Ellis Fox, and Davis Fox; two sisters, Elizabeth Harmon and Louise Overman, and one brother, Donald Hicks; along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Friday, September 10, 2021, at the graveside in Oleander Memorial Gardens led by Pastor Arnold Griffin.

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  • September 07, 2021
    Laura Hart says:
    Such a lovely lady and such a strong Christian. She used to greet all of the people at College Acres Baptist Church as we came in on Sundays, always with a hug. She used to look for me when I worked at Walmart and give me hugs there too. Miss Alma will be greatly missed.

  • September 08, 2021
    Barry Cokes says:
    Such a sweet lady loved her smile.

  • September 08, 2021
    Barry Cokes says:
    Such a sweet lady.loved her smile.

  • September 08, 2021
    Anna Clark says:
    My Great Grandmother was a one of a kind. She was always caring and loving others and she loved everyone equally! She is my idol and someone I look up to. I will continue her legacy as nurse and make her proud. Her smile and compassion will never go extinct. Her heart will always be with us.

  • September 08, 2021
    Karen Corbett says:
    A beautiful person inside and out. I was so lucky to have met her and her family.