Sondra (Sandy) Golden Bass

February 12, 1936February 8, 2019

Sondra (Sandy) Golden Bass of Raleigh, NC, was born Feb. 12, 1936 in Roanoke, Virginia, daughter of Charles Lafayette Golden and Lucille Van Valkenburg. She passed away on Feb. 8, 2019, surrounded by her family.

Sandy grew up in El Paso, TX, New Orleans, LA. and Atlanta, GA. She attended the University of Tennessee for one year before transferring to Florida State University where she graduated in 1956 with a degree in Primary Education. She was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority, and served on their National Council.

In 1956, Sandy married J. Albert Bass, Jr. She taught school for more than 33 years, in Cary and Knightdale, as well as at Hugh Morrison, Ravenscroft and Carroll Middle School, mostly teaching math. She was predeceased by her son, Benjamin, her sister and parents.

Sandy is survived by: her husband, Al and her beloved Westie Mr. Big, of the home; two daughters, Susan Bass (Jeanne) of Winter Garden, FL and Lee Ann Shearon (Patrick) of Raleigh and their three daughters; and a niece and nephew of the Jacksonville, FL area.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 12th at 2:00 pm at Church of the Good Shepherd, 125 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Burial will precede the service at Raleigh Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Delta Zeta Foundation or to Transitions LifeCare.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's St., Raleigh, NC.


  • Delta Zeta Foundation
  • Transitions LifeCare


  • Funeral Service followed by a Reception at the Church Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Burial will Precede the Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Sondra (Sandy) Golden Bass

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Mary Maynard Deekens Ellis

February 12, 2019

I am so sorry to hear this news. I had Mrs Bass for math at Ravenscroft and also attended Church of the Good Shepard with her family. She and my Mother Mary Holcombe Deekens were friends and co-workers at Ravenscroft. My prayers are with the family at this time.

Melody Bumgardner

February 12, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of Mrs Bass' passing! She was one of my very favorite teachers & was a great friend to our family. I had her several times while I was at Ravenscroft & my sister also had her at Carroll Middle School. My mother was the first school nurse at Ravenscroft (Martha Salmon) & they were great friends. Much love & prayers to the family.