Pearl, 89, died Sunday July 11th 2021 in Keystone Care Home Health & Hospice from complications related to her lung cancer. In hospice care for 48 hrs. prior to her death Pearl died peacefully surrounded by her daughters.
She leaves her daughters a.k.a “The Bass Girls” Rene Bass, Valerie Bass, Karen Bishop & husband William, Monica Bass and Tina Crockett & husband Kenneth.
She was preceded in death by her spouse, Chico in 2014.
Born Aug 31, 1931 in West Chester, PA to Elizabeth and Harry White. As a child & teenager in 1st Baptist Church of Paschall Pearl belonged to the Jr Ushers, young peoples choir & Sr. choir. She taught Sunday school and later was the assistant supervisor of Sunday school under Mr. Alex Harper. Pearl was educated in the Philadelphia school system and graduated from John Bartram high school in 1949. She was baptized by Rev. W.H. Lemon in 1945 in the 1st Baptist Church of Paschall. On June 23, 1951 Pearl was united in marriage to Richard T. Bass of Columbia Mo. She then began her career at the Phila Naval Ship yard as one of the first Key Punch Operators & Supervisor in the comptrollers’ department. From their union came 5 daughters, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Pearl lived in Boston from 1973 – 1982, during that time she was employed for 10 yrs as a key punch operator for Prudential Insurance Co. She returned to her home town of Philadelphia in 1982 where she met her life partner Chico and retired at the age 65 from ARAMARK in Philadelphia PA. Pearl & Chico enjoyed spending an afternoon at the race track and eating at the best buffets. She went on to enjoy more time with her daughters and grandchildren. Her favorite pass time was crocheting Afghans, playing bingo, watching trivia game shows and the occasional trip to Atlantic City.
Loving known for her positive outlook on life and her wicked sense of humor, Pearl made everyone she encountered feel loved, and like family.
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