Patricia H. Bass

Published 3:17 pm Friday, April 20, 2018

FRANKLIN — Patricia “Patti” Hall Bass, 61, passed away on April 18, 2018, in her home with her daughter by her side.

Patricia H. Bass, David A. Bass

She was born on June 6, 1956, in Orlando, Florida, to Nance Anderson Hall and the late Bert Edwin Hall Jr.

She graduated from West Hampton University where she majored in foreign language studies.

Patti was preceded in death by the love of her life, David A. Bass; her son, Kenneth H. Moore; and infant daughter, Meredith N. Moore.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Moore and soon to be son-in-law, Carlos Ferreiras; grandson, Ashton; and her favorite cat, Boo. She is also survived by her sisters, Margie Gillum, Jackie Updike (Kyle,) Lori Hall and Carrie Duckwall (Thomas;) her brothers, Thomas Hall (Shubie,) Chris Hall and Peter Hall (Leanne;) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Patti retired from the State of Virginia. She worked in a variety of roles for the Department of Corrections: as a junior probation and parole officer; an ombudsman; the superintendent of a Women’s Diversion Center; deputy chief of Suffolk; and lastly, she retired as chief of Probation and Parole in Franklin.

Patti had an affinity for flamingos and many would agree that Patti’s personality was synonymous with the effervescent pink bird that she was so fond of. She also enjoyed traveling, and she and her late husband, David, loved taking cruises and going on excursions around the Caribbean.

Patti had many interests and was very involved in her church and her community, always giving back and finding ways to be a positive impact. Patti was a lover of life; she embraced everything and everyone and always looked for the best in each situation.

The celebration of Patti’s life will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, in St. Jude’s Catholic Church, 1014 Clay St., Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Patti’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Catholic Church Building Fund.

The family extends a special thanks to Patti’s friend, Vonda Sessoms, and her neighbors, the Bryants.