OBITUARY

Evelyn Bass-Hood

August 6, 1934July 28, 2020
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Evelyn Hayes Bass-Hood (Bootsie), born August 6, 1934 gained her angel wings on July 28, 2020. She will be forever "28" years old.

She is survived by her husband Lignell William (Billy) Hood,III; son Bennie E. Bass, Jr. (Robin); daughter Wanda Jo Bass; granddaughter Taylor Renee Bass; step-daughter Wendy Hood Kelly (Alan); grandsons Brandon Kelly, Aaron Kelly, great grandson Braedyn Kelly all Wilmington, brothers Ronald Hayes, and Chester Hayes (Gail); sister-in-law June B. Bass and multiple nieces and nephews and friends.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband Bennie E.Bass, Sr, her parents Rennie and Allie White Hayes, sisters Rachel Cook, Ida O'Brien and Sadie Chase, brothers Carl Hayes and Melvin Hayes.

Evelyn was a member of the BPOElks lodge #532 and Eastern Star Areme Lodge #372 and served as chaplain for both. She was known for being the life of the party, so full of life, love and laughter.

A celebration of life will be held at Coble Funeral Chapel at 2:30 pm with visitation one hour prior to the service, followed by graveside at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

Our family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Dr. Chris Cosgrove for all the years of tender loving care he provided for her. We would also like to thank the wonderful staff at Spring Arbor Assisted Living for loving Evelyn and treating her like family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Evelyn's memory

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Interment

    Friday, July 31, 2020

Memories

Evelyn Bass-Hood

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Mary and Moorad Alexanian

August 2, 2020

We will miss our dear and lovely neighbor Evelyn. She was our ever-ready watchdog when we left Wilmington for an extended length of time. When we first moved into our home thirty-four years ago, there was a sweet lady with a loaf of homemade bread welcoming us. It is going to be hard looking at her house and knowing she is no longer with us, especially to chats across the hedges. However, Our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ is there waiting for her with open arms saying, this is Evelyn on whom I am well pleased.

Bob and Janet Green

August 2, 2020

Oh my! What a woman! Bob and I have the fondest memories of Evelyn. We truly love her. She was an incredible human being. We spent a lot of time together during the years Billy and Bob were State President for the NC Elks organization. Considering all we NC Elks First Ladies had to do to support our husbands and the Elks, Evelyn and I had a joke. We always joked that "we were joined at the hip"! Evelyn was beautiful inside and out. She was kind to all.
We will never forget her and the time we spent together.

Teddy Acton

July 31, 2020

Our Elkdom family has lost a true member who may be gone but never forgotten. Vickie and I send our sincere condolences to Billy and family. We will remember her contagious laughter and sense of humor and the gifts of bread and jam she prepared for us. Her memories are written upon the tablets of love.

Alan and Wendy Kelly

July 31, 2020

Praying for the family and thankful that Evelyn is not suffering anymore. She’s having a family reunion in heaven!

Ann Wall

July 30, 2020

It was always such a pleasure to be around Evelyn. She was so happy and inspired everyone she was with. She was always such a positive encourager.
Dan and Ann Wall

Pat Harmon

July 30, 2020

Billy I know you have been lonely without Evelyn, but she has gone to sing to everyone in the pearly gates. She doesn't have to suffer any more. I know you have done all you could do for her while she was at home. Just rest in peace you did all you could do. She does not want you to be sad. Enjoy what life you have and look to the stars for her singing and dancing which ya'll liked to do. So sorry for the family and you.

Love James and Pat

Pat Harmon

July 30, 2020

Evelyn will always be in my close friend. I met her at the Elks in the 1980's. We have been close friends since then. She loves to dance and have a good time. She knows how to put on a show with her dancing. Oh how Evelyn liked to dance. When she went to Spring Arbor I use to go every week and take her a card. I would read them to her and use to always thank me. She would call my name. Oh what a joy, and now she has gone to be with her loved one in a better place and she can dance with all. Evelyn you will be missed. James and I love you and 1 day we will see each other again and dance.

Betty Sasser

July 30, 2020

Mrs. Evelyn, always called me Miss Goldsboro every time we saw
each other. She was my best dance partner at the conventions.
I thank she could out dance everyone , for she danced every dance.
I remember her saying prayer at all DD clients. The best beautiful
lady I ever meet. She was a blessing to talk with and always smiling.
Will be dearly missed.

Betty Sasser
Lodge 139

Tom Jones

July 30, 2020

Loved each and every encounter with this lovely lady. She will be missed by all.

F. Patrick Russell

July 30, 2020

For us, Pat & Bonnie, we always enjoyed the excitement of being in the presence of dear Evelyn Hood. Her energy and enthusiasum was contagious to all around her. We will miss seeing her at the conventions. We offer our sincere condolecenses to Billy and their family. RIP dear friend.

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