Robert Edward Ross Sr. departed this life on March 2, 2022. Robert Edward Ross was born on September 2, 1935 in Cumberland County to the late James Eddie Ross and Mary Frances Blanton Ross of Farmville, Virginia.
Robert was the eldest of 14 children. He is preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Ross, his brothers, George Ross, David Ross, James Ross, Abraham Ross, Lorenza Ross, Joseph Ross; and his sisters Sarah Payne, Elmira Boisseau, and Frances Ross; and his great- granddaughter Gizelle Elizabeth Banks.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann King Ross; his brother, Isaac Ross; and sister Ida Ross. Also left to cherish his memories are his two sons, Robert Ross Jr (Ngozi Ross, Nandi Green, Nazyr Ross, and Nyanka Elizabeth Ross), Randy Ross (Sierra Turnage); four daughters Cynthia Porter (Teyashia Moses, Douglas Cheatham Jr.), Rosalind Jones (Shaun Jones Jr., Chaivon Jones); Son in law Shaun Jones Sr., Denine Saunders (Robinique Strickland, Tyesha Saunders, and Brittney Saunders) Yvette Lightfoot (Curtese Wilson, Enzo Dansby, and Keyvette Dansby);19 great – grandchildren; and a host of loving nieces and nephews. He also had two devoted friends, Herman Jackson and Rolando Jordan; and two devoted adopted spiritual daughters Alatha Long and Lorraine Brockenbrough.
In 1943 Roberts mom became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Robert was only 8 years old. Robert has been a faithful servant of Jehovah for over 60 years. He remained faithful to the God he loved (Jehovah) until the day he passed.