The People Who Care


OBITUARY - Evelyn Bass

Service Info

Service Date & Time
Friday, Mar 08, 2019 at 10:00 AM
View Park | Thus., March 7, 2019 | 1:00P - 7:00P
Atherton MBC
2627 West 166th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Inglewood Park Cemetery
720 E. Florence Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90301

In Loving Memory of Evelyn Bass

May 5, 1947 - February 19, 2019

Evelyn Bass was born May 5, 1947, to Cynthia and Ned Swafford in Winnefield, Louisiana. Evelyn came from a large family of ten children; she was the ninth child with a strong will to succeed.

She had three sisters: Louise Horton, Sadie Reed, and Elenora Geene. She also had six brothers: Ned Jr., Leo, Edward, Joe, Robert, and Royce Swafford; not to mention plenty of relatives and friends that loved her.

Soon after she graduated from Winn Parish High School, she got married to Willie Ray Bass, to this union one child was born, Ronnie Bass. Later as time went by, she chose to come to Los Angeles to take advantage of better opportunities. 

Evelyn worked at Anheuser-Busch, after 23 years she retired. As a devoted Christian she decided to join Atherton Baptist Church in Hawthorne, CA. Evelyn became an Usher and Greeter for the church.

Evelyn was blessed with her first grandson, Ronnie Jalen Bass Jr., from her only son Ronnie.

Evelyn was a very active lady; she kept everyone around her happy or either energized. She enjoyed baking, gardening, and going to plays. She really wasn't a sports fan, but something about them Lakers, she loved.

In life, she was the first to step up and help someone in their time of need; even if they were complete strangers. 

On February 19, 2019, Evelyn, beloved mother, and grandmother passed away and was handed over to the Lord. Adored by all who knew her, Evelyn is remembered and survived by the light of her life.

Thank you for the memories Evelyn. May God receive you into the Kingdom of Heaven, and bless you for eternity.

Send Flowers

  • $154.99
    Open Heart Standing Spray
  • $89.99
    Sympathy Floor Arrangement
  • $59.99
    Dish Garden with Fresh Cut Flowers for Sympathy
  • $136.99
    The FTD® Crimson & White™ Standing Spray
See All Flowers

Message from Family

The family of Evelyn Bass would like to thank you for the many acts of loving-kindness shown to us during our bereavement. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.

Msg Notify Others


With three locations to serve you, Harrison-Ross Mortuary has always been a community leader in funeral and cremation services. At each location, our staff are trained to patiently assist you in arranging such a very important occasion. Harrison-Ross Mortuary will help your family through tough emotional times with compassionate service. We are family owned and operated, and our number one goal is to make this difficult time easier on you and your loved ones.

Do you have questions about our services?