Annie Mary  Ross's Memorial

Annie Mary Ross
(1929 - 2008)


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Name: Mrs Annie Mary Ross
Nick Name: Mom Ross
Gender: Female
Age: 79 years old
Lived: Tuesday, 15 January 1929 - Monday, 14 July 2008

My Story

Dignity, elegance, courage, faith-filled and strength are all words that describe Annie Mary Ross. She was the wife and partner of Mr. William W. Ross. She stood by her husband through thick and thin. On July 18, 2008 at 7:50pm, Annie M. Ross rejoined William S. Ross as she transitioned to her eternal reward.

Annie Mary Ross was born in Galveston, Texas on January 15, 1929, the eldest of four children to the late Deacon C. W. and Alberta Willis. She inherited a legacy of family, character and faith. Annie grew up in a Christian home where everyone played an active role in church activities. With the Lords direction in 1943 Deacon Willis moved his family to Oakland California where she attended Junior High School and graduated from McClymonds High School.

In 1951 she was married to Mr. William W. Ross. To this union five sons were born.
Both William an Annie believed in raising their family in a Christian home.  They attended the Mt. Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. W. A. Holly, there she served in the Mission, Sunday school and the Music Ministries, just to name a few. After praying and knowing that God wanted to use her even more, William and Annie along with their sons became charter members of Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Timothy J. Prince, there Annie was also active in the Music Ministry, part of the Radio Choir, Sunday school, Mission Department, Pastors Aid and other areas where God led her.
After God called her husband home, on October 26, 1982, Annie remained faithful to her church.

In 1985, She Joined Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Dr. J. L. Richards, and remained under the leadership of Bishop Frank Pinkard, Jr. and until her health failed her she worked untiringly,  with the Music department, Sunday school, Calendar Club, Hostess committee, Pastors Aid and Vacation Bible School.   Wherever Annie was needed, she served with no questions asked. Annie loved the lord and it showed through her walk, talk and love for others. She never met a stranger; she was kind to everyone who passed her way.

Annie was well known for her cooking, at any given time, you could walk into the house and find a big pan of dressing and turkey wings; she was a baker like none other and would always receive requests for cakes and pies: lemon pound, butter pound, coconut and especially her German Chocolate cake, not forgetting the sweet potato pies and the peach cobbler. If you never had a slice of a cake or pie from Annie you missed out on a blessing.

She was a woman of extraordinary grace and dignity sent to us by God “for such a time as this.” She was loved by so many and will be missed.

Annie Mary Ross
leaves a legacy of love to five devoted sons, Reginald B. Ross, Warren F. Ross (Myrel) both of Hayward, Anthony L. Ross (Gloria) of Stockton, Donald E. Ross of Hayward, Darryl S. Ross (Trice) of San Leandro. One brother, Deacon C. W. Willis Jr. (Shirley) of Queens NY; Eight grandchildren, Danielle and Darryl Ross of San Leandro, Melissa Michaels, Nicole Ross of Stockton, Donald Ross Jr. of Sacramento, Crystal, Jason and Charlie of Hayward; One God-child, a special niece, Denisha M. Willis of Hayward, One favorite nephew, Deacon Bobbie Taylor of Houston TX; four nieces, four nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Fathers Name: C.W. Willis
Mothers Name: Alberta Willis
Spouse's Name: William W. ROSS
Children's Names: Reginald B., Warren F., Tonny L., Donald E., Darryl S. ROSS
Siblings Names: C.W. Willis Jr. and othere deceased
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Oakland California
Occupation: Other
Marital Status: Widowed
Religion: Born Again Christian



Place of Passing: Hayward California
Date of Passing: 14 July 2008
Cause of Passing: Cancer
Type of Funeral: Christian
Place of Burial: Evergreen Cementary Oakland California
Funeral Director: Fouche Hudsons Funeral Home
Funeral Location: Oakland California
Funeral Date: 22 July 2008
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