Horace Ross, Sr.


Horace Ross, Sr., was born July 12, 1940, in Macon, Georgia to Bernice and Annerise Ross. He transitioned to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

Horace Ross was a graduate of East High and took on many jobs as a young man in order to assist his mother in supporting his younger siblings. Horace was employed at General Motors Delphi plant and retired in 2002 after 39 years of employment.

Horace loved gardening and looked forward every year to working is his garden planting, growing and sharing the harvest with family and friends. The vegetable he cherished growing most was his Georgia Collard Greens, better known as “Elephant Ears”, passed down to him from his mother. Often Horace and his son, Derrick, competed to see who could grow the biggest and best.

Greeting him upon his arrival were his parents; Bernice and Annerise Ross, sisters; Evelyn Valentine and Earlene Ross, brother; James (Flora) Ross.

He leaves to mourn, yet rejoicing in his memory, children; Bobby Alexander, Horace Ross, Jr, Chrystal Lynn Ross and Derrick L. Ross, Sr., brother; Harold Ross, sisters; Helen Alexander, and Earnestine Ross Carmon, special grandchild; Artae Ross and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends; special friend and devoted mother of his children, Earline Ross.
Visitation 1:00 PM and Funeral Service 2:00 PM Friday, September 30, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). To stream the service, read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Ross Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com

Condolence Messages

  1. R I P

  2. To the Man that made me an gave me love happiness That man would dearly be missed from here on Daddy I love you and hope to see you again soon with love Daughter Chrystal Lynn Ross

  3. To The Ross Family:
    We’re going to miss seeing Mr. Ross sitting outside in his chair, working in his and coming over with fresh tomatos, or cucumbers.
    May the love of God surround you, comfort you, and give you peace now and in the coming days ahead.

    • So sorry to hear of this man departing the earth. I would walk into my aunties house and see you sitting there greeting us with your smile and hug. You’ll be missed. However, the Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Enjoy your peace and rest Mr. Horace.

  4. Rest well Uncle, you will always be Remembered and never Forgotten.

  5. Rip Horace. You were a good next door neighbor. Always had a nice garden every year. Bless the Ross family.

  6. Barbara J Stewart

    To the family of Brother Ross, I pray the Love of our Lord and Saviour JESUS the Christ blesses each of you in this your time of grief and sorrow !

  7. Offering deepest Sympathy and Condolences for the family.

  8. We are going to miss you Mr. Ross I enjoyed our conversation and dinners we shared together ❤️ My garden will never be the same without your pointers you rest easy and enjoy your mother and sister you will always be in our hearts

  9. The Johnson family. May God be with you at all times. So sorry for your loss. Lots of love and God bless. I remember him growing up it was always a good man and lots of fun. May he rest in peace!

  10. Peggy Johnson Jacobs

    My sincere condolences to the Ross family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all .

  11. May the grace of God be with you and your family, during this difficult times. We are praying for you.

    Stephie & Aunt Margaret

  12. A rest well deserved Big H….RIH

  13. Sharon L Strickland

    Peace is upon you now. May God be with you always in Heavan. You will be remembered in love.
    Your extended Detroit family!

  14. To family, I’m there in spirit and always praying for everyone. The service was beautiful. I’m glad Uncle Horace is whole again and at peace resting in The Lord’s presence. May the peace that only God can give rest in the whole of all your countenance. Take this time to reflect and make sure you are ready to meet God. Time is short. The hour is nearly at hand. Love you all.❤️

  15. My sympathy and condolences to the family and may the lord be with him in his journey.
    I will always remember him as a kind coworker.
    Mai Byrd.

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