Wilma Hayes Bass passed away Friday, January 8, 2021. She was born February 7, 1940, in Iredell County, N.C., to the late James Delbert “Bert” Hayes and Lydia Marie Redd Hayes.

She was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church and worked for Piedmont Knitting and retired from Heritage Knitting. Wilma also worked for Manheim Auto Auction.

She loved her family and church family. Wilma enjoyed fishing, going to the beach and as a child, she waited for the first snow of the year. Wilma will be dearly missed by all that knew her.

Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 65 years, Jay F. “Jack” Bass; her children, Ronny (Pat) Bass, JoAnn (Keith) Cook, Gayle (Jody) Taylor and Trudy (Robert) Goforth. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Lorne (Sonya) Cook, Lucy Cook and Elizabeth Goforth (Cody Josey); one step-granddaughter, Kim (Scott) Hill; five step-great-grandchildren, Katie (Tyler), Kaleb, Kara Hill, Emalee and Nathan Money. Wilma also leaves behind one- great-grandson, Jackson Cook and several cousins.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 3 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Pastor Tim Glaser and Pastor Sue Moore officiating. The family speak to friends following the service.

The family does ask that everyone attending the service wear a face mask and observe social distancing.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethany Presbyterian Church 114 Bethany Road Statesville, NC 28625 or to Hospice of Iredell County 2347 Simonton Road Statesville, NC 28625.

Those wishing to leave a condolence for the family may do so at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bass family.

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