Victor W. Ross, Sr.

Victor W. Ross, Sr., 52. Sunrise October 15, 1960 in Elyria, Ohio and Sunset August 17, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. Victor was a Transportation Specialist at National Church Residency. He was a member of Triedstone Baptist Church where he served as Church Percussionist. He was also active with UJIMA Theater Co. and Verde Theater Co. Victor was preceded in death by his parents Tommie Lee Ross and Lou Ella Beamon Ross. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Judith M. Ross, son Victor W. Ross II, daughter Chanler Marie Ross, brothers Willie (Carolyn) Beamon of Salemburg, NC and Frederick Ross of Elyria, OH, sisters Lillian Ross of Elyria, OH and Cynthia Ross of Detroit, MI, grandchildren Nigel Dwayne Davidson and Chandler Zane Ross, father in law David Harrison and mother in law Arulene Harrison and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. I would like to send my prayers to Judy and the children of Victor. I will never forget the time spent in FIC, the passion he had for music and his dedication to the group. He will truly be missed. I will continue to pray for the family.
    God Bless each of you in this time of sorrow.
    Love Denise

  2. Guilford Family :

    To the Family of Victor Ross… Vic was my bus driver a very kind and considerate man, he always picked me up with a kind word and smile , he added much joy to my day. I am 88 and will forever remember your GENTLE GIANT.. God Bless you…

  3. From the harris FAMILY :


  4. To Fred and Family, sorry for your lost ,praying for all God Bless.

  5. A. Jeffrey LaValley :

    My prayers are with the family during this transitional period.

  6. My big brother, my friend – one of the best paths I crossed in my life was the path that crossed with yours. Appreciative of your life, your friendship and your love!



  7. Elder S. Glenn Davis :

    Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

    God, in his infinite wisdom, has seen fit to move from our midst our beloved Victor Ross, by means of death on Saturday, August 17, 2013. We respect and acknowledge God’s decision by being here tonight to celebrate Victor’s life. We have come together to pay our respects to the memory of one whose life was full of love and has now ended on this earth. We believe it has pleased the Lord to take Victor to his reward.

    WHEREAS Victor Ross was a child of the Most High God and demonstrated throughout his life a sincere love for and obedience to God.

    WHEREAS Victor Ross lived a major part of his life in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area and was much loved by many.

    WHEREAS Victor Ross was a faithful and fun loving member of the Voices of Charity as an up and coming drummer, under the direction of Donald Lawrence

    WHEREAS Victor Ross was also a member in good standing of the Hanarobi Contemporary Gospel Ensemble of the University of Cincinnati.

    WHEREAS Victor Ross was a member and drummer for the Fellowship Interdenominational Chorale, better known as FIC, where he met his wife, Judy.

    WHEREAS Victor Ross was a member and drummer at the St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Floyd Brown.

    WHEREAS our brother in Christ, Victor Ross, loved to play his praises through his percussion instruments and was always offering encouraging words to many who were downtrodden.

    WHEREAS Victor Ross was known, admired and loved by many in the Cincinnati, Ohio and surrounding area.

    WHEREAS we the people of Cincinnati and the surrounding area want it to be known that Victor Ross’ passing has left us deeply saddened and he will be missed but not forgotten.

    WHEREAS, the words of Jesus in Revelation 14:13 “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours and their works will follow them.

    WHEREAS Victor Ross was a husband, a father, a brother, a mentor and a close friend.

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we embrace the family to show our support and love in this difficult time.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Victor Ross will always be a part of our lives and his legacy will continue.

    Prepared by Evangelist Iva M. Johnson, Cincinnati, Ohio


    i managed victor in little league along with my son artie. he was great kid & easy to coach.he was very well behaved & a good wife & i enjoyed knowing him as a young man.may he rest in peace amen.
    art & pat gula.southern pines nc.

  9. Diane Vickers Simmons :

    God bless you Judy, Lillian, & Fred. Victor was a great friend to me and my family. He always stopped by to see us when he was in town. Remember the good times.

  10. Robert and Mary Crabtree :

    Although we never had the pleasure of meeting Victor, we knew him through our daughter Emilee and she loved him very much. We know he was a good man and would have been a great influence on his new grandson Chandler. We pray that the God of Peace will bring comfort to his family and friends as they suffer this great loss.

  11. My deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family of Victor Ross Sr. I have known Victor his mother Lou Ella, father Tommie, sister Lillian and brother Frederick over 30 years. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Phyllis E. Stephens :

    To the Victor Ross, Sr. family — GOD is a presence in times of storm.

    Victor always had concern and compassion for others. Have known Vic since elementary school, was like a big brother; willing to listen and offer helping hand if he could.

    Look to GOD for guidance and comfort.


  13. Diana Porter & Leonard Webb :

    So sorry to hear of Victor's too- soon passing. We will always remember his friendly smile, his generous attitude and his fantastic drumming. He was a member of our band and family and we and our children will miss his music and his loving presence in the world. Diana Porter,and Len Webb, Mark and Elly Porter-Webb.

  14. Brenda(Easley)Gilbert/Willie Easley :

    Our prayers go out to you and family, We had the pleasure of working with Victor in the late seventies. He was very out going and always goofing off. We will always remember him.
    May God wrap his loving arms around you in your time of need.

    Brenda(Easley)Gilbert/Willie Mae Easley

  15. Brenda Williams & family :

    I remember when you were just a little tike and in church they would ask if anybody had any song they wanted to sing. you would raise your little hand every sunday and sing hush somebody is calling my name. I was so proud when we went on an outing at school and some how you got a hold of that mike. you were so little but you turned the whole place out when you sang jeremiah was a bull frog. i was really gushing with pride. my dear cousin i know you are cheesin ear to ear and in awe by God's amazing presence. yes someone is calling your name. It is good to know that you are safely home.

  16. I was so sorry to hear of Victors passing, and I would like to extend my deepest condolences on behalf of the entire management and staff. Victor was a respected member of our team and he will be sadly missed by all of us who knew and worked with him.
    Victor set the standard for our company. He gave solid dedication to service and his devotion our clients.
    Victor, always went that extra mile, with a great attitude and winning smile.
    Please accept my deepest sympathies and those of my colleagues at this sorrowful time, and pass on our sentiments to your children. Let them know their father was held in high regard by all who knew him.
    With sadness,

    Judy Dallas
    Transportation Manager
    National Church Residences

  17. I am so sorry to hear of Victor's passing. We as Christians know we will be in God's kingdom and will be in His eternal love. He blesses us with friends and family to bear our sorrow and celebrate Victor's life.

    God's grace upon you forever and ever.

  18. Chassity Williams :

    May god be with you and your family during this difficult time. Peace be with you in the coming days as well. CHerish your memories forever.

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