Dorothy Morris BassJune 26, 1941 ~ December 11, 2021 (age 80)
On June 26, 1941, a baby girl was born to the late Johnnie Claiborne and Mary Morris in Newellton, Louisiana. This newborn was to be named Dorothy Morris.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ambrose Bass, Jr., sisters, Mary Ester Smith and Katherine Tolson, brothers, Jimmie Nash and Johnnie Claiborne, and her son, Sebastian Buddy Bass.
Dorothy attended Shackleford and Newellton Chapel Baptist Church and later joined Magnolia Baptist Church, where she remained a faithful member and served as secretary of the Sunday School and president of the Usher Board until her untimely death.
Dorothy graduated from Tensas Rosenwald and furthered her education at Robinson Business College in Monroe, Louisiana.
On February 2, 1964, Dorothy married the love her life, Ambrose Bass, Jr. To this union, three children were born.
Dot, as she was affectionately called, worked in the Tensas Parish School System for many years and later worked as Parent Coordinator of Tensas Head Start. She also worked at the Louisiana Department of Social Services and Newellton Housing Authority.
Dot was very active in the community and was a member of Star of Hope Grand Chapel #45, the Optimist Club, the Newellton Easter Parade Committee, and Women’s Conversational Group. Her candid personality was enjoyed by all whom she encountered.
Dorothy departed this earthly life on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Franklin Medical Center in Winnsboro, Louisiana.
Dorothy leaves to cherish her loving memories: one daughter, Cashell Whitney (Derrick); one son, Ambrose Deshawn Bass; godson, Steve Cephus; two bonus boys, Darryl Hollis (Mortique) and Derrick McGill (Ariel); grandchildren, Byron Gibson (Shonda), Terraius Bass, Dantrell McGee (Brendolyn), Ja’Vonte Bass, Chandalier Ponder (Marquise), and Jalia Whitney; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl Morris; three sisters-in-law, Betty Bailey (Clinton), Elizabeth Bass, and Martha Bass; godsister, Aletha Carter; special friends, Katie Moses and Dorothy Bright; her go-to nieces, Margo Allen (Freddie) and Ursula Turner (Timothy); the entire Magnolia Baptist Church family; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.