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Ms. Leola Bass
September 6, 1946 ~ September 22, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Leola Bass "Tiny" was born September 6, 1946, in Selma, Alabama to the late Samuel Colley Sr. and Etta F. Smith Colley. She was six months old when she came to Detroit.
Leola attended Detroit Public Schools and graduated from Central High School in 1965 and would have her 60th High School reunion next year.
Leola began her career at Michigan Bell (now known as AT&T) in Detroit, Michigan and retired in December 1994. She was a union representative for the Communication Workers of America (CWA). She was also a member of the Explorers, a youth organization sponsored by Michigan Bell.
Leola, the "Queen Bee" of her family, was full of life, excitement, and laughter. She loved reminiscing on the past, dancing, and entertaining with family and friends.
Leola departed this life on Friday, September 22, 2023, at Garden City Hospital in Garden City, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her father Samuel Colley Sr., mother Etta F. Colley, and brother Robert Colley.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory; daughters: Kimberly Colley of Inkster, Michigan and Lesie Glenn (Tweet) of Lithonia, GA; sisters Louise Coulter of Loganville, GA, Eliza Colley of Tampa, Florida; brothers: Samuel Colley Jr. of Tampa, Florida, Tossie (Bettie) Colley of Loganville, GA, Richard (Sheila) Colley of Southfield, MI; Grandchildren: Andre Malone, Breana Davis, Marquise Glenn, Aliya (Ibraheem) Mitchell; great grands: Andre Malone II, Zhyler Moore, and Sayyidou Ibraheem, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends galore. Special thanks to her dear friend Mary Gates. Also thanks to her friend Gwendoly Williams who preceded her in death.