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Laura Bass

February 29, 1928 — October 7, 2022

Colonial Heights

Laura Williams Bass, 94, of Colonial Heights, passed away October 7, 2022. She was a nurse for many years at Petersburg General Hospital and retired from Central State Hospital in 1982. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Thomas Williams and Grace L. Crowder; her husband, Billy N. Bass, sons, B. Michael Bass and Mark Vincent Bass; sisters, Frances Wolfrey, Mary Hellmers, and Ann Talbott; and dogs, Toby, Max, and Zocco. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra B. Watkins (Dan); daughter-in-law, Eileen Bass; granddaughters, Laura Jones (Marshall) and Jennifer Freeman (Brian); grandson, Matthew Bass (Ashley); great-grandchildren, Caleb Lee (Jasmine), Ethan and Emily Bankoski, and Kyler, Bennett, and Chase Bass; great-great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Noa Lee; special nephew, Mark Talbott; numerous other nieces and nephews; and dog, Jeter. Per the family’s wishes, there will be a private family graveside service at Blandford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please pay respects by making donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( ) or to the SPCA. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory 2033 Boulevard Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834.

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