Mary Frances Bass Lanier

June 8, 1941 - October 15, 2021
Mary Frances Bass Lanier

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Mary Frances Bass Lanier 80, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born June 8, 1941 in Robeson County, NC to Simpson Wadefield Bass and Eulalia Hamilton Bass who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her son Robbie Wadefield Lanier.

Frances is survived by her husband Hardy; grandchildren Michael Forsythe, Brianna Lanier, Christopher Lanier; great-grandchildren Kylie Forsythe, Dakota Brown, Samuel; brother John Bass,Jimmy Jones and sister Elouise Zurcher,Thelma Hamilton.

She was a homemaker and had an incredible love for all children. Frances had a strong belief in the Lord and loved her faith. She and Hardy were married for 60 years and she will be forever missed by many.

Memorial Service at 7pm, Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Leland, NC.

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  • October 18, 2021
    Diane Jones says:
    Mary has been my sister-in-law for 41 years. She was a special person and will be missed deeply. She is healed now and resting in the arms of Jesus.

  • October 18, 2021
    Eloise and Benny Zurcher says:
    Frances was the best sister one could have. I love her so much and I will miss her deeply. My heart is broken. See you on the other side.

  • October 19, 2021
    Diane Ashline lit a candle:
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  • October 19, 2021
    Jimmy Jones says:
    I will miss my sister so much. My comfort is that she is no longer in pain and is with Jesus. Love you Mary.