The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, October 13, 2012 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Georgia Highway 30 South, Americus, Georgia. Reverend Johnny L. Sanders, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Friendship Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Georgia Highway 30 South, Americus, Georgia.
Mr. Willie David “Jabo” Ross, was born on January 6, 1961 to the late Charlie W. Ross and Alice Walker ross in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia. Five siblings preceded him in deatha: Charlie W. Ross, Jr., Roosevelt Ross, Emma Ruth Ross, Margarine Ross Langston and Maggie Lou Ross Solomon. He was educated in the public school system of Sumter County where he acquired his elementary education in the historic Plains Elementary School. The family moved back to Marion County and in 1979 he graduated from Tri-county High School. At an early age he joined the New Bethel Baptist Church. For several dedicated years he was employed with Wells And Grain of Ellaville, Georgia as a heavy equipment operator.
The legacy of a beautiful life will remain a treasure forever in the memories of those who survive which include his companion of 9 years, Ms. Sheila Aldridge of Ellaville, Georgia. Two siblings, Ms. Marie Ross and Katie Ross (Elijah), all of Ellaville, Georgia. A host of beloved nieces and nephews including a devoted niece, Shearlean Thornton (Nathaniel), Ellaville, Georgia; Robert Solomon, Jr. (Sadie), Athens, Georgia, Katrina Ross, Stone Mountain, Georgia, Natasha Johnson, Marsheika Johnson, Dasia Johnson, Sarah Hollmon (James), Melinda Solomon, Tracy Solomon, Delmar Solomon (Kirven), Kevin Solomon, Carla Solomon, Keith Solomon, Antonio Solomon, Shantell Solomon, Corneilus Ross, all of Ellaville, Georgia, Tyrone Ross, Saint Petersburg, Florida, Travis Solomon, Teresa Harpe, Alameque Harpe, Brad Harpe, Jeffery Harpe, Albert Harpe, Courtney Harpe, all of Buena Vista, Georgia, Chris Dowsey and Albert Dowsey, both of Columbus,Georgia; aunts and uncles, James Ross (Dollie), Clewiston, Florida, Emory Ross (Rosa), Bessie Scott, Thelma King, all of Rochester, New York, Bertha Mae Hartage, Miami, Florida, Joe Ross, Gainesville, Florida, Mattie Williams, Smithville, Georgia and Nehmiah Walker, Americus, Georgia; a host of beloved great nieces, great nephews,other relatives and friends including three devoted friends, Barry Solomon, Will Carter and I-John Moore.
- Pat Brown(Wednesday, October 17 12 04:33 pm EDT)
Jabo, rest in peace. May the GRACE OF GOD shelter you in your eternal rest. To your family, Trust in GOD to rock you through this storm in your lives. GOD BLESS!
- Rev. Clinton D. Aldridge, Jr.(Saturday, October 13 12 03:12 pm EDT)
My prayers are with the entire family just know only God can get you through without a doubt just try him
- Sherry Francine Oliver(Friday, October 12 12 03:30 am EDT)
May the love of God be a comfort to the family. Deepest sympathy and prayers.
- Lisa P. Hartage(Friday, October 12 12 12:46 am EDT)
Our condolences and prayers goes out to the Ross Family, with all of our Love, The Pina and Hartage family, Lisa P. Hartage
- Woodrow and Angela Terry(Thursday, October 11 12 04:11 pm EDT)
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family. Always know that Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal!!! Praying for you all!!! "R.I.P. JABO" You will truly be missed!!!