Dave Ross, Sr.

March 22, 1929 ~ April 14, 2011

Mr. Dave Ross Sr., 80, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011 in Lake Charles.

He was a resident of Sulphur. Mr. Ross enjoyed singing gospel music and he was an avid pool player.

Mr. Ross is survived by his wife, Marlena Ross; eight children, Patsy (Donald) Braxton of Sulphur, Dillard (Rita) Ross, Glenda B. Brooks, Michael Ross Sr., Dave Ross Jr., all of Lake Charles, Matthew (Denice) Ross of TN, Martha (Rodney) Bowen, Marlene (Brian) Kelly both of GA; four sisters, Nettie Jacobs, Lucille Brown, Edith Robertson, Lottie Davie all of Winnsboro; daughter-in-law, Ethel Ross of Lake Charles; son-in-law, Gerald Noel of Sulphur; 25 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 5 great -great grandchildren.

Mr. Ross is preceded in death by his first wife, Bessie Kelly; two children, Charles V. Ross and Shianne "Debra" Noel; one grandson, Michael Ross Jr.; one sister and four brothers.

Funeral service will be held Monday, April 18, 2011 at 11:00AM in Johnson Funeral Home. Rev. Joseph Noel will officiate. Burial will follow in Perkins Cemetery in Westlake.

Visitation will be held Monday from 9AM until time of service.

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  1. Angels WingsHe had no choice to go or stay.The time on EARTH wascomplete.And he began his journey.(ON ANGELS WINGS) KEEP THE ROSS FAMILY IN MY PRAYER. MRS.JAWANNA MAYO HUNTSBERRY FAMILY

  2. My prayers are with you Marlene, and with all of Dave's family. I will never forget Dave…his soft words and genuine smile. May the sorrow you feel now be an acknowledgement of the love that was yours and may you find comfort in the memories and love that you all shared with Dave.

  3. To the Ross Family,You have my sympathy in the loss of your love one. We only pass this way once. Cherish the memories and may God keep you in His care.Love,Lynne

  4. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Marlene, and you are in the thoughts and prayers of all at Harvest Church. We love you!~Pastor Tim, and Sheila Atchley

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