Theresa Ross Gholson
July 31, 1961 – January 13, 2023
Our hearts are deeply saddened at the passing of our beloved, Theresa Ross Gholson, on Friday, January 13, 2023, at her home in Richmond, Virginia.
Theresa was born on July 31, 1961, to the late Helen and Walter Ross in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up and was educated in Fluvanna County, Virginia. She graduated from Fluvanna High School and later attended the Art Institute of Washington, D.C., to transfer and graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Theresa was married to her best friend and love of her life, Derrick A. Gholson, for 35 years.
Theresa is preceded in death by three siblings, Walter Ross, Jr., Harvey Hackney, and Gary Ross. She is survived by her husband, Derrick A. Gholson; her daughters, LaKeisha McNeil (Damon), ShaRese Gholson, and Melinda Gholson; step-son, Maurigo Opie (Brittany); her grandchildren, Sayuri Gholson, Damon G. McNeil, Landon Gholson, Ross McNeil, Emory Bost; Maurigo Larenta-Zion, Isaac, and Benjamin; her siblings, Melvin Ross (Carolyn), Larry Ross, and Carol Harris (John); her aunts, Mabel Bradley, Alberta Scott, Gracie Washington, and Shirley Palmer; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Theresa was constantly making art, growing plants and vegetables, and feeding her curiosity by reading and researching our history. We will miss her laughter, conversations, and listening and dancing to her music, but we know she will always be with us!
To my family
May God continue to give you the strength to get through this hurtful time. We are praying for you all.
Love Janice Hackney ( Marvin)
To Derrick & Family,
We are sending our most heartfelt condolences; our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Your wife created so many memories worth treasuring. May you always feel surrounded by her love as you continue to feel the incredible impact of her life. We are so sorry for your loss.
To Derrick & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Theresa’s passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.. I’m sure that her memory will forever live on in your hearts..
Rhonda & Calvin Bruce
TO Derrick and Family,
Sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with your. Hold onto the beautiful memories you shared together,and that they continue to bring you comfort and peace.
To Derrick & Family
Our condolences go out to you and your family. No words can stop the hurt you are feeling right now but we pray that God will provide the comfort you need to endure the days to come. Our prayers are with you.
Dearest Keisha, Derrick and family, our heart-felt condolences to you all. May God, her love and fond memories comfort you at this difficult time. We have fond memories and our prayers go out to you all. To God be the glory in His creation and sharing her. Peace and love,
Marjorie, Cindy and Sandy
We are so sorry to hear of Theresa’s passing. May God continue to give you strength through this difficult time. Prayers, Peace, and love sent from the Johnson /Chambers family.
My deepest heartfelt condolences to the Gholson and Ross families.
Carol & family,
Know that our thoughts & prayers are with you. Remember all the laughter, good times & fun you had together.
The Lodging Dept – TJAGLCS
To Derrick, her Daughters, Siblings, and Theresa’s entire family, our hearts are so saddened to hear of her passing. We are a part of your family, even though the times we saw each other was few and way to far between. I am so thankful for the memories that I have of her from back in the day. We pray that God’s divine grace will rain down peace, comfort and strength to each of you in the coming days and weeks.
“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!”
To Derrick, Carol and Girls.
I send my condolescences to you on the loss of Theresa. I Pray that the Lord will tenderly hold you in His loving arms and comfort you with His peace that surpasses all understanding. May He give you strength to face each day and wisdom for all
the decisions you will face. May you be surrounded with caring friends and family to support you during this difficult time. May God’s mercy and grace be yours. Cherish all the wonderful memories. You are in my thoughts
and prayers with heartfelt sympathy.
Sharon Dabney Patterson
The best of us is no longer here. But memories of her great talent will keep us on our toes! May God continue to cover you Derrick, the children, grandchildren and all who loved Theresa. Saying she will be missed is an understatement,
Our deepest condolences,
The Kuumba Afrikan American Quilt Guild of Richmond, VA