Pearlie Mae Ross slept peacefully away on Friday, November 6, 2020, as she entered into eternal peace with our Lord.
“Pearl,” as we affectionately called her, was born December 14, 1945, to the her parents, the late Mr. Dennis “Bo” and Mrs. Effie Mae Ross. Pearl grew up in Reynolds, Georgia and attended Taylor County public schools. She was a member of Gordon Grove Baptist Church in Reynolds, Georgia.
During her early years, Pearl worked as a cook at the local café in town. She not only loved her family, she had genuine love for people, in general. “To know her was to love her.” She could and would spark up a conversation with anyone wherever she went. Pearl took her love and joy caring for others, and in her later years, began her ten year career asa Certified Nursing Assistant at Roberta Health and Rehab in Roberta, Georgia. Pearl was a simple woman who enjoyed being a homebody and watching her “stories”
on television, when she wasn’t spending time with her loved ones. Although she didn’t have any biological grandchildren of her own, she was the “Big Mama” of our family and cared deeply for the children she reared as her own.
Pearl was preceded in death by her one and only son, Mr. Napoleon Ross; four brothers, Calvin E. Ross, Clifford Ross,Willie J. Ross, Roosevelt Ross; and one sister, Gloria Ross.
Her memory will be cherished by those who loved her. She is survived by her loving sisters, Rhonda A. Ross and Katrina Ross of Reynolds, Georgia; an aunt, Mrs. Emma Hughes of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a sister-in-law, Eula P. Ross of Reynolds, Georgia; devoted friends, Willie James & Betty Bentley, Sarah Montgomery, Beverly Jordan, Wanda Bell, and Jannis Wilson (Leonard); and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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