Alma C Bass

November 21, 1931December 24, 2010

Alma Corker Bass, 79, of Fredericksburg, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 24, 2010, with her family surrounding her.

Alma was born on November 21, 1931, in Caroline County to James Lloyd and Julia Elizabeth (Eisler) Corker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Zack Corker, and her husband, David Brooks Bass. David and Alma were married two months shy of 50 years.

She is survived by loving daughters, Hilary Dawn Shampine (Michael) and Heidi Bass, all of Fredericksburg; devoted niece, Kelli Corker Embrey, of Stafford; grandchildren, Leah, Rachel, and Ian Shampine; three siblings, Julia Rosella Gorham (Herman) of Alexandria, Lorene Rich of Colonial Beach, and Vincent Corker (Pat Bell) of Stafford; brother-in-law, Austin Bass (Maggie) of Lititz, PA; sister-in-law, Dottie Tollberg (Stan) of Stafford; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, who were each dear to her heart. She is also survived by daughter Brenda Heddings and granddaughters Jenna Heddings and Kami Fox.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., with burial to follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Online condolences may be made at


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December 31, 2010

Dear Heidi, Dawn & Family, We are so sorry to lose one of our favorite cousins. Alma's passing touched us deeply. Her clear alto voice was a joy to Larry when he was he was growing up. Our prayers are with you all. Jon (Larry) Sharron & Kimara

Anita Parker

December 28, 2010

Dear Hilary - I wanted to express my sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of your mother. May the peace of God comfort you during this time of bereavement and may you be strengthened by the love and care of family and friends.

Don Austin

December 28, 2010

Dear Heidi and Family, I am truly sorry and sad to her of your mothers passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mary & David Karcher

December 28, 2010

Dear Heidi, Dawn and family,
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Your mother graciously welcomed us into her home, especially at Christmas, and we enjoyed her wonderful sense of humor. May you all be comforted by your memories.

Kevin & Lynn Lacy

December 28, 2010

Brenda, Dawn and Heidi -

We were so sad to hear of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful person who was loved by many. Your loss will be felt by all of those people whom your mom touched. We were blessed to have known her and blessed to consider her not only family but friend.

Susie Hooks

December 28, 2010

Dear Heidi and Family,
I am so sorry to here that you're Mom has passed away.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brian & Eden Coltrane

December 27, 2010

Dear Heidi, Dawn & family, our sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. We know she will be missed dearly.

George & Pam Biedenbender

December 27, 2010

Our sincere condolences on Alma's passing. Thoughts and prayers with all of you!
your neighbors:

Jim and Becky Vance

December 27, 2010

Dear Hilary, Heidi and family,
We just read about your mother's passing and are so very sad for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.