Burlington - Mary Fenner Gupton Bass, 87, passed away peacefully on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. A native of Franklin County, Mary was the daughter of the late Frank Fenner Gupton and Mary Magdalene Gupton. She was married to William Charles Bass, and they recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.
Mary graduated from Mills High School in Louisburg, NC. Her most treasured job was being a stay at home mom, helping her two sons enjoy their childhood years. Later she worked at J. Spencer Love and Boston Cleaners in Burlington. Her hobbies included painting, gardening, and nurturing her many pets. Mary was very devoted to family, caring for her mother, Magdalene, during her aging years. She was a lover of animals and all things nature-related. She loved listening to Elvis records and spoiling her granddaughters.
Those left to cherish her in memories include her husband Charles; son Damon Bass and friend Betty Andrews; son Brett Bass and wife Leah; adoring granddaughters Maddie and Sarah Bass; stepdaughter Gail Moore and husband Bill; brother Charly Gupton and wife Janet; brother Rodney Gupton and wife Debbie; sister-in-law Faye Gupton, several nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her mother, father, stepmother Rinda Gupton, brothers Bobby Gupton and Rudolph Gupton, as well as her infant child.
A funeral service will be conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with family receiving friends from 12:45 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Burlington Animal Services Pet Adoption and Resource Center, 221 Stone Quarry Road, Burlington, NC 27217 or AuthoraCare Hospice, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.