Betty Joyce (Bass) Black

Published 8:05 am Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020, at Union Cemetery for Betty Joyce (Bass) Black, 78, who died on Friday, June 19. Bro. Randy Harvill officiated. Family only visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, at Johnson Funeral Home in Georgiana.

Betty Joyce was “loved” by all that met her and “cherished” by many. She “loved” life and “music” from the depth of her heart and soul. Her “touch” was a warmth and comfort to so many. She had a smile that filled the room.

Her father, W.T. “Jiggs” Bass, and mother, Agnes (Henderson) Bass, preceded Betty Joyce in death.

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Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Gerald “Jerry” Black; daughters, Angela (Wendell) Watkins and Stephanie (Karl) Nichols; grandchildren, Jarrett Lowery, Hope (Daniel) Whittle and Miranda Nichols; great grandchildren, Preston, Jacob, Grace and Joshua Lowery and Danielle and Nathen Whittle; brother, William Allen (Peggy) Bass; nephew, William Shannon Bass and niece, Tammy (Gary) Glass.

Pallbearers were Wendell Watkins, Daniel Whittle, Joe Gomez, Shane Watkins, Keith Fuller and Casey Allison.