Dorothy Mae Ross was a caring sister, mother, grandmother, auntie and friend. Her battle with serious medical issues in recent months showed her courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Dorothy came out a hero and stayed strong until the end. Her precious life transitioned into Heaven on March 22, 2022, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
She was born to the late Mr. Nep and Luella Howard Ross, on July 15, 1943, in Red Leaf, AR. She attended school at Central and worked various jobs. She accepted Christ as her savior at an early age at New Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Cater and later rejoined under Elder Caesar King. Dorothy loved fishing, cooking and Sunday family dinners. Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she interacted with as well as those she reached but never met. Dorothy was one of the kindest people you could ever meet, she opened her heart and her home too many family memories over the years and she will be sorely missed.
She was preceded in death by two infant sons Michael Smith and Johnny Cooper, her parents Nep and Luella Howard Ross, one Brother William Henry Ross, 7 sisters: Jelleaner Moore, Virginia Ford, Rosie Akins, Laura Bolden, Ruth Mcclam, Daphne Butler and Luella Ross and one great-great grandson Davyn Ellis.
She is survived by three daughters, Mary Smith, Dorothy Ramirez, and Carla Ross all of Lake Village, AR. Three grandsons Chris Mathews (Melissa Mathew) of Hot Springs, AR, Patrick Cooper (Charleen Cooper) Albuquerque, New Mexico, Larry (Shana) Spratt of Conway, AR; Three Granddaughters; Shelia Cooper of Little Rock, AR, Donyecka Brown of Conway, AR, Sheena Cooper of Lake Village, AR, eleven great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the New Hope M.B.C in Lake Village, AR.
Walk-through Visitation will be Friday, April 1, 2022 from 4 to 6 at the New Hope Church.
Burial will follow in the New Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service of Crossett, AR
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