Donna Mae Ross

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Donna Mae (Howard) Ross was called home on July 31, 2021. Donna was born November 12, 1944. She is the fourth daughter of William and Dorothy Howard.

Donna attended Central High School. She and her first love Abraham Craig were the parents of William B. and Eric L. Howard. Later, she went on to marry William Everett and Kimberly Everett Flood was born to this union. In her later years, she fell in love with Clarence Ross and they remained married until his transition in 2005.

Donna has always loved children and was the designated babysitter of many cousins, nieces, nephews, and neighbors. She also spent several years as a foster parent- sharing much kindness and love to those in need. She enjoyed cooking and interior decorating – she also spent time decorating her home as well as the homes of her sisters.

One of Donnas most precious joys was spending time with her daughter (Kimberly), her son-in-law (Taunn) and her grandchildren. She spent time traveling with them to Hawaii, Kentucky, Arizona, Massachusetts, and other places. Her son, Eric, was one of the greatest supports during her illness. He was there when she needed him most. Her surviving sisters Alice Young (Harold Young) and Linda Wilson were “thick as thieves” as children, teens, young adults, and seniors.

She is preceded in death by her parents Dorothy and William G. Howard. Her husband, Clarence Ross. Her eldest son, William Bruce Howard, and two of her older sisters, Betty Lou Bozeman and Charlene Ann McDaniels.

She leaves behind eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, the Baker family, as well as many friends, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Donna Mae will be missed by all.

Private Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Memorial Service 2:00 PM Saturday, August 14, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. My sister Donna. I will miss are daily talks about are childhood especially us as teenagers and the golden senior years. I so wanted to be by your side but GOD called you home before I could get there. I know you were ready because you told me so. I love you and will miss you. You will always be in my heart SIS.

  2. Cassandra Hendrix

    Cousin Donna,

    You will be missed. Sending the entire family love and comfort during this time.

    On behalf of the entire Baker family

  3. I will miss you very much Aunt Donna. As hard as this is, I also think about how you are reunited with my Memaw now.

  4. To Linda, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your sister, I know you 2 were close and I remember her, she was so sweet and loving. Prayers for you and all the other family members who loves her and will miss her dearly.

  5. Linda, Bradley, Tiffany and all of Donna’s remaining family, and friends. Knowing the bond each of you shared with Donna is also knowing that missing her is an understatement for all of you. Resting in the arms of Jesus, for her, is a blessing and comfort for you. Remember Donna is a treasure. .

  6. AuJour Washington

    Pheniox and Family, We are thinking of you during this delicate time and we are sorry for your loss. I hope GOD will bring you comfort during this time.

    LOVE, AuJour Washington and Family

  7. Tiffany Wilson-Fullen and family

    Aunt Donna….. it’s the little things that will always stay near and dear to my heart and you placed a few of them there. Memories filled with laughter and wonder. Sending love and prayers to our family and Aunt Donna’s extended family and friends!

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