Mary Bass-Ghee

Mary Irene Bass was born March 25, 1936 to Harry and Adele Bass in Xenia, Ohio. As a young child, she came to Columbus, Ohio to live with her grandmother. She attended the Columbus Public Schools System, where she graduated from North High School.

In her younger years, she attended Mt. Zion Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Elder Richard Houston Holmes, where she was a member of the choir. Her grandmother, Mother Irene Golden was the church mother. Mary adored her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great
grandchildren. She was very supportive to all of them. Mary was proud of them and showered them with unconditional love.

She departed this life on January 10, 2019 at 8:15 p.m. at Mt. Carmel EastHospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Adele Bondurant and Harry Bass, and her only son, Harry William Andrews Jr., affectionately known as Neph.

She leaves to cherish her memory a loving fiancé, Robert Rutledge. 3 daughters, Kim Irene Wilder Columbus, Ohio, Cheryl Renee (James) Jelks of Fort Meyers, Florida, and Alecia Estelle (Donald) Dixon. of New Jersey 7 grandchildren, Alonzo (Tammy) Andrews, Ebony (Jason) Granger, Harry Andrews III, Alonda Tate, Chekiha (Jesse) Falls, Tiffany Williams and DeleneRolen. 1 sister, June Evelyn (Bishop Edward Black) 2 brothers, Elder George (Freddie) Porter of Chicago Il. and Charles (Denise) Porter. 4 cousins raised together as brothers and sisters, Jim (Giana) Franklin, Dallas Tx. Shirley (Jim) Reid, Doris Butler, Redland, California and Peggy Jones, Cincinnati, Ohio. A host of nieces, nephews and a very dear friend, like a daughter, Deana Jordan.

Mary Bass-Ghee
Our Dear Beloved
Thru all of us, you shall live on, even though
Rest You now dear lady in our father’s fold

On January 10, 2019 the lights went dim in room 207. The Lord had called her up. My mother was a good mom and a very good teacher. She taught me that there was no greater love than a mother’s love. In the wee hours of the morning she told her beloved Robert she was ready to go home, and with God being merciful, he took her home. Now she is with her King. We all will miss her dearly, but the gift is Gods.
She was a jewel.

– Your oldest daughter, Kim

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Church in Jesus Christ, 1135 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. We know this is a sad and difficult time for your family. You have our deepest sympathy. The primary source of consolation is our compassionate Heavenly Father. Jehovah is the foremost example of empathy Assures, his people I myself are the one comforting you. Isaiah 51:12

  2. Irish J. Richardson

    To the Ghee family. My heart is with you and your family at this time of your loss. There is comfort in knowing God’s promises about the resurrection hope. (Acts 24:15) and (John 5:28,29) In the past God has resurrected humans and He is eager to do it again because He hates death. (Mark 5:41-43) To learn more about God’s promises go to JW.ORG. Love Your Neighbor Irish J. Richardson.

  3. My heartfelt condolences to the Ghee families.It takes time to grieve and heal,my hope is that you with each other support and encouragement from friends will help you to cope during this sad period.

  4. To the Family of Mary ,
    Brother Wm. (Butch) and Lois Monroe
    would like to extend our condolences to First Lady June Black (Bishop Edward Black), and the entire Family.
    May God bless and keep you in his care.

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