The funeral service will be held at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, April 25,2015 at New Bethel Baptist Church, 2579 Georgia Highway 30, Americus, Georgia. Reverend Johnny L Sanders, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow at Friendship New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Highway 30, Americus, Georgia.
Katie was born February 27, 1963 in Ellaville, Schley County, Georgia to the late Charlie W. Ross, Sr. and Alice Walker Ross. Including her parents, she was preceded in death by six siblings, Roosevelt Ross, Charlie Ross, Jr., Emma Ruth Ross, Marjarine Harp, Maggie Solomon and Willie Ross. She was educated in the public school systems of Schley and Marion Counties. Katie accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined the membership of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Sumter County. Katie was a devout Christian, a loving mother, and a dedicated homemaker. She grew beautiful potted plants and her flower bed burst with beautiful colors.
She leaves a legacy of love and cherished memories with her companion, Elijah Johnson, Jr., Ellaville, Georgia; four daughters, Katrina Ross (Ahmad Carter, Sr.), Stone Mountain, Georgia, Natasha Johnson (O’Brien Battle), Marsheika Johnson (Trevelis Jackson), and Dasia Johnson, all of Ellaville, Georgia; nine grandchildren, Shiriyah Battle, Ellaville, Georgia, Demarco Ross, Stone Mountain, Georgia, Quentiyanna Johnson, Ellaville, Georgia, Demarion Ross, Stone Mountain, Georgia, Azaria Battle, Jeremiah Johnson, and Jakai Johnson, all of Ellaville, Georgia, Ahmad Carter, Jr., and Ahmya Carter, both of Stone Mountain, Georgia; one sister, Marie Ross, Montezuma, Georgia; aunts and uncles, Mattie Waters, Smithville, Georgia, Bertha, Americus, Georgia, Dollie Ross, Ellaville, Georgia, and Emory Ross (Rosie Lee) Rochester, New York; two goddaughters, Audrey Thomas and Tonya Williams; a host of nieces and nephews other relatives and friends, including several devoted friends, Shearlean Thronton (Nathaniel), Ellaville, Georgia, Christine Solomon, Lilburn, Georgia, Joyce Ann, Ellaville, Georgia, Barbara Ann Middlebrooks, Ellaville, Georgia, Pamela Harvey, Atlanta, Georgia, and Pat Hollis, Americus, Georgia.