Jerrald Lewis Ross, 70, of Poplar Branch, NC died Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Born in Rawlins, WY, he was the son of the late Charles Lewis and Eleanor Walbye Ross and was the husband of Katherine Wiley Ross. Mr. Ross was, according to his family and friends, the happiest man on Earth and was one who had never met a stranger. He was a retired pastor and former Christian school educator and principal who had a love for music. Mr. Ross had performed many times in churches, nursing homes, and throughout Currituck and beyond with his band, The Sonshine Gang. He was an assistant soccer coach and had been an avid fisherman.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Ross is survived by a son, J. Scott Ross and wife Cathy of Casper, WY; two daughters, Diane Ferguson of Edinburgh, Scotland and Christy Ross of Springfield, VA; three sisters, Beverly Taylor of Reno, NV, and Irma Allen and Ellen Bradley and husband Mike, all of Kingman, AZ; a brother, Charles Ross and wife Dianne of Tyler, MN; four grandchildren, Taylor Scott Ross and wife Sarah of Asheville, NC, Tanner Ross and Sydney Ross of Casper, WY and Isis Saunders of Currituck, NC; and one great-grandson, Kell Wiley Ross. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George Ross and a sister, Marie Dickey.
A celebration of his life will take place Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Sharon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Renee Edwards and the Rev. Jim Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends following the committal service at Sharon United Methodist Church. Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Ross family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences