Carol Bass

October 23, 1958 - September 7, 2022
Carol  Bass

Carol Loraine Bass, 63, of Wilmington, NC entered peacefully into eternity joining her Savior on September 07, 2022, surrounded by her family and loved ones.  Carol was preceded in death by her father Elliott Thomas Bass Jr., her mother Jean Daughtry Pate, her brother Elliott Thomas Bass III, her stepfather WC Pate, and many loving uncles and aunts.  She is survived by her aunt Glenda (Gunny) and aunt Ann and many loving cousins.

Carol was born on October 23, 1958 and grew up in the small town of Clinton, NC.  Her life was truly one marked by infectious joy and an overcoming spirit.  To know Carol was to love her.  At age 11, she was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Although debilitating, she never allowed this to prohibit her from an incredible joy-filled and love-filled life.  At age 12, Carol’s journey was forever marked by accepting Jesus Christ as her personal Savior.  She was baptized at Grove Park Baptist Church in Clinton.   After overcoming many obstacles along the way, Carol graduated highschool with honors.  She pushed on, obtaining both an impressive undergraduate degree in Social Work and a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling.  Although some told her it was impossible, Carol did it anyway.   She credited her success to the Lord and to the many loving friends and family members who supported her.  “Miss Bass” triumphed on to work as a most beloved Counselor at Blair Elementary School in Wilmington, NC for nearly 32 years.  She was cherished by students, parents, faculty/staff, friends and family.  Carol was an incredibly loyal member of Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church (MGPC) for 37 years.

Carol will be deeply missed and yet always remembered in the countless lives she touched that will echo throughout eternity.   Her passing was truly our great loss and her exceedingly great gain.   May we all find comfort in the many good lessons that her life taught us.  We are all better for having known her.  What a true gift.  May we be comforted by the indescribably good gift of her Salvation who promises us that she will never again experience even the slightest pain or sorrow.   Carol always wished to be rid of her wheelchair and arthritis- well that day has come!  May she run, leap, dance and twirl with her Savior for all of eternity…some even say possibly wearing those high heels she wanted.

A journal entry from Carol reads, “My greatest interests are knowing Christ, serving Christ and feeding His sheep.  Allowing kids to hear the gospel and see Jesus through me- although not always perfect I freely admit.”  May we all hear the words Carol hears, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”

Carol requested a celebration of life be held in her honor as opposed to a traditional funeral service.  Please wear your favorite colorful attire and remember her favorite color is pink.  We request all of Carol’s loved ones join us in celebrating her beautiful life this Saturday September 17, 2022 @ 10:00am at Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church on 800 Piner Road Wilmington, NC.  Please visit this website below that honors her life and includes a link to support a fund in Carol’s honor for youth.

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  • December 24, 2022
    Evemarie and Garry lit a candle:
    Lit since December 24, 2022 at 12:23:00 AM

  • September 19, 2022
    Samantha Kroes says:
    I remember Ms. Bass from my years at Blair Elementary, 25 years ago. She helped me so much as a shy, reserved, quiet child. I was so thankful for her caring and happy demeanor. She was a blessing to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. It was a privilege and an honor to help with her care here at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, just as she helped so many throughout her life.

  • September 18, 2022
    Aaliyah Foy says:
    I remember Miss Bass When I attended Blair Elementary nearly 20 years ago. I was always the quiet student, but she could always seem to get me to smile and talk. She’s definitely one of the reasons I chose Social Work as a career. She was always so sweet, kind and helpful. She will indeed be deeply missed.

  • September 14, 2022
    Kelli Rains lit a candle:
    Lit since September 14, 2022 at 9:29:53 PM

  • September 14, 2022
    Dale and Jenese Miller says:
    What a beautiful and sweet spirit lived inside that petite body. I never saw her without a smile. Our loss is truly Heaven's gain, as I imagine our dear Lord's delight in watching her run and jump for joy in her new Home. This dear life with indeed continue to bless others through the ages as we remember her dedication, love for Jesus, and love for all of us around her. Our thoughts and prayers for all of her loved ones.