On this date the 18th of January in 2005, our Granny, Lucy Dee Wright LaPrarie Bass “went home to be with the Lord” (as the Christian saying goes for when some one dies). I can’t think of a more proper place for her to be but in heaven. She exuded her faith and love for God while she was with us. Reflecting on her life brings to mind these beautiful verses in Colossians.
2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. — Colossians 3:2-4 NIV
Lucy Dee Wright married her first husband, John Alvis LaPrarie in 1937 and had 3 children, John Louis LaPrarie, James Alvis LaPrarie, and our mom Nelda Grace LaPrarie Adams. She married her second husband, Carey “Dick” Bass in 1998. She was laid to rest next to her first husband in Heard Cemetery, Manifest, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, USA.**
She is dearly loved and truly missed….
Services for Dee “Miss Dee” LaPrarie Bass, 93, of Princeton, La. and long time resident of Jonesville and Manifest, La., who died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, in Bossier City, La., will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Pisgah Baptist Church in Manifest with Bro. Albert Vickers officiating. Burial will be in the Heard Cemetery in Manifest under the direction of Laird Funeral Home. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from noon until service time Saturday at the church. Mrs. Bass was born April 28, 1911, the daughter of the late John E. and Grace Wright. Miss Dee, along with her husband,John LaPrarie, owned and operated Bill’s Cafe in Jonesville, La. for many years. She retired in1964. She was preceded in death by her parents;her husband, John A. LaPrarie in 1953, husband, Carey Bass in 1999; two brothers, Olaf Wright and Lee “Buddy” Wright; two sisters, Daisy Wright and Ruth McMillan; grandson, David LaPrarie; and daughter, Nelda Grace Adams. Survivors include two sons, John L. LaPrarie and wife, Shirley, of Oregon, Ohio and James LaPrairie and wife, Sadie, of Princeton, La.; sister, Irmarie Scott; brothers, Marvin Wright and wife, Sarah, Melton Wright and wife,Ruth; three grandsons, Johnny LaPrarie, Jeff LaPrairie, and Brady Adams; four granddaughters, Krista Tew, Jennifer Tipton, Emily Hester, and Danna Brown; ten greatgrandchildren; very special niece, Sharon Wright and husband, Russell; countless loving family members and friends. Pallbearers will be Johnny LaPrarie, Jeff LaPrairie, Brady Adams, Russell Wright, Ron Tew and Charles Pentecost.
*SOURCE: The Natchez Democrat, January 21, 2005
**Source: Find A Grave