Sis. Mary Anna Ross was born in OS"Ceola, Arkansas. She was the 2nd oldest of 12 children. She departed this life on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Missouri. Sis. Mary Anna married Bro. Thomas Bob (T .B.) Ross in 1950. To this union was born 12 girls and 3 boys.
Mary Anna Ross spent her years as a wife, mother, homemaker, farmer, and loyal church member of United Baptist Church in Gobler, Missouri where she served on the Mother Board, Deaconess, and Mother's Day Chairperson. She loved helping other people, and she reserved a special place in her heart for the homeless and helpless. Mary Anna was genuine in her relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She talked about Jesus with every breath, and she centered her life around the enabling power of our Lord. Whenever Sis. Mary needed something, she would say, "The Lord always has a ram in the bush." This meant that she depended on the Lord to meet every need in her life. Sis. Mary Anna lived her life for everyone to exemplify. She often said that we don't have to say a thing about ourselves, just live. She was a true woman of God!
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Thomas Bob Ross (T.B.), son Harvey Lee Ross, daughter baby Denise Ross, mother Mamie Breuting, father Robert Jones, brothers John Henry Jones and Curtis Jones, and sister Inez (Thompson) Waddell.
She leaves 13 children: Ruth Mckinney and Husband Melvin of Knob Nobster, MO; Paster Earnestine Blakley and husband Charles of St. Joseph, MO; Ardella Armour of Park Hills, MO; Sarah Manual of Caruthersville, MO; Mary Cummings and husband James of Caruthersville, MO; Johnnie Turner of Hayti, MO; Thomas Ross and wife Claudia of Baltimore, MD; Jimmy Ross and wife Alicia of Waco, TX; Linda Webb and husband Michael of Kansas City, MO; Carolyn Parker and husband Rodrick of Fort Worth, TX; Diane Ross of New Orleans, LA; Lachella Ross of Kansas City, MO; Sheila Robinson and husband Howard of Kansas City, MO
She leaves 28 beautiful grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.