ECU's Dr. Lessie Bass Dies

East Carolina University has lost one of its beloved professors who dedicated her life to improving the quality of life for the residents of West Greenville.

Dr. Lessie Bass, the Executive Director of the Lucille Gorham Intergenerational Center, died on Sunday. She will be buried Friday in Goldsboro.

The 62 year old was the 2008 recipient of the Board of Governors award of excellence in public service. Her work is recognized as a national model for community organization and urban planning.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Fremont on Feb 21, 2009 at 07:51 PM
    Many thanks to all who showed any and every act of kindness during the passing of such a wonder person and one who touched the lives of many. In our lives we have the honor to have certain people in our lives who love unconditionally and steadfast. When those people come into our lives it makes a world of difference in so many ways. Its the smile, the "are you with me", the gentle push to make a difference in the world and in the field of social work. Educators come and go and it's the ones who truly care that teach us the most. We are taught to love, live, and make a difference in the world in which we live for ourselves and our fellow man kind. Please continue to have Dr. Bass and what she believed in the most live on by "MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THOSE WE TOUCH AS SOCIAL WORKERS AND INDIVIDUALS" Those we love the most leave a solid "foot print on our hearts" which will never fade.
  • by Conway Location: Greenville on Jan 23, 2009 at 02:02 PM
    What an inspirtional and motivated woman. I met her in 2005 at Community Meeting. There we conversated about the future plans of the construction of restoring West Greenville. She will never be forgotten.
  • by Pooh Location: Greenville on Jan 23, 2009 at 04:41 AM
    My wife had Dr. Bass in college. She challenged my wife and was one of the centerpieces for her becoming a social worker. My wife thought the world of her and she made a great impression on me as well. She will be greatly missed.
  • by Elm Street Location: Greenville on Jan 22, 2009 at 05:15 PM
    What a great person. She made this world a much better place. RIP Dr. Bass.
  • by Donna Location: Greenville on Jan 22, 2009 at 04:37 PM
    Dr. Bass was a wonderful professor! I had her in the early 90's - she challenged us all to make a difference! She will be greatly missed!

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