Jean Bass Harmon
Sept. 27, 1938 – July 25, 2021
Jean Bass Harmon, 82 of Richmond, VA went to be with the Lord in eternal peace on July 25, 2021. She was preceded in death by the love of her life and soul mate, Robert Glynn Harmon who died in 2010; and one great-grandchild, Matilda. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her two devoted daughters, Shannon Baird (Buddy) and Tracy McNeal (Roger) both of Glen Allen; five grandchildren, Cameron Smith (Andrew) of Glen Allen, Meaghan Beasley (Daniel) of Chesapeake, VA, Kaitlyn Ralph (Adam) of Richmond, TX, Cullen McNeal (Jenn) of Pinellas Park, FL, Cyrus Baird (Megan) of Glen Allen; and ten great-grandchildren, Hayden, Talon, Campbell, Sophia, Paisley, Wilder, Elijah, Charlotte, Baby J, and Jackson. Also, one sister, Alease Sanders of Raleigh, NC; and many other loving family and friends. Jean was the 13th child born to Jenkins and Marie Bass and grew up in Sampson County, NC. She devoted her working career to and retired from Eskimo Pie Corporation in Richmond. Jean was everyone’s favorite and she was so loved by so many, always kind and positive. She enjoyed reading, play card games, working the word jumble and crossword puzzles, watching college basketball –her team was DUKE, working in her yard, cooking and baking, and her black cat but most of all she loved her family and each of them held a special place in her life and heart. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 11 am at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, located at 11220 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, VA. 23059. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Vernon Baptist Church Children’s program in her memory.
My name is Janice Carter Jennings and I worked with Jean at Eskimo Pie for 30 years. I loved Jean so much, she was such a calming spirit. I was drawn to her from early on, because she looked and had the same demeanor as my favorite aunt. Jean was always so sweet to me. I was younger than her but she treated me as a peer and we all had such a great time working together. Jean actually traveled to my home town to come to my wedding in 1982. I know you all will miss her so much, but what a legacy her and her husband have left behind. Remembering all the great times. Prayers for peace for your family.