Mother Elizabeth Marlene Ashford


Mother Elizabeth Marlene Ashford, age 95.  Sunrise March 15, 1922 in Pensacola, FL and Sunset April 12, 2017 at Winchester Terrance in Mansfield, OH.

She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church where she served on the Mothers Board, Nurses and Choir Ministries.  Elizabeth worked as a Home Health Aide and volunteered at The Red Cross.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Silllar McLaughlin Phillips and Emil Brooks Sr.; daughter, Lady LaTanya Faith Jones and brother, Emil Brooks Jr.  Left to cherish her memory, son, Bishop Jerome H. (Patricia) Ross Sr.; daughter, Vickie Sutton;  son in love, Bishop Clifton T Jones, Sr  (Slyvella); grandchildren, Jerome (Dr. Melissa)Ross Jr., Krystal M. Hayles, Tausha (Pastor George) Hicks, Clifton T. Jones Jr., Yvette Frazier, Lonnie Sutton, Vernie Sutton, and Hassan Sutton and a host great grandchildren, other family and friends.

The Family will receive friends from 6-8pm Monday, April 17, 2017 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 343 N. Main St., Mansfield, OH. Home Going Service will begin at 12:00 noon Tuesday April 18, 2017 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.  Interment at Mansfield Memorial Park Cemetery.


Condolence Messages

  1. Elder Delores Greene

    To the Family of Mother Ashford, you are in my prayers and have my deepest sympathy. One day you will meet her again along with King Jesus.

  2. Stephanie Griffiths

    Please accept my sympathy on the passing of such a sweet lady. I enjoyed talking with her three or four times a week when I was at the nursing home visiting my grandmother. She was quick to give a compliment, and share a kind word. I always looked forward to her smile. I am missing her already during my visits to the home. Sharing your sadness. God bless you all.

  3. My heart and prayers are with you.

  4. Elder Mary McWilliams

    Mother Ashford was such a beautiful woman. I enjoyed her zest for life, her love of family and her vibrant sense of humor. Her one liners were great! She will be missed. Mother Ashford lived and I know God is well pleased.

  5. Rochelle Stewart

    To Bishop Jerome H. Ross, the entire Ross and Ashford family. I offer my sincere condolences. Praying your strength in the Lord. May God continue to Bless, Keep and Strengthen you all now and always.

  6. Rest in Heaven Aunt Liz.
    Love Brenda Perkins and Family.

  7. Mike and Renea Collins

    Prayers of comfort to Bishop and Lady Ross and the entire family of Mother Ashford. She will be remembered for her kindness!

  8. Mrs. Tammy Jones-Searcy

    God has called his Angel home, it’s never easy loosing a love one my condolence, love and prayers to the Family.

  9. She will be greatly missed.

    Praying for you and the family!

  10. Jackie Holliman

    Granny will be missed especially at Thanksgiving – praying for the family

  11. Rev. Hicks, Sis Tausha – my sincere condolences to your family. May your grandmother’s memories fill your minds with the blessings she gave. You’re in my prayers.

  12. To Bishop Ross,My Bishop Clifton T Jones and the rest of my family my bestie Tausha and my Bubba Clifton we are sending you all our love all the way from Killeen Texas know that our hearts n prayer are with you all and we will be holding everyone up in prayer if you should need to talk I’m only a phone call away!!! I love each n everyone of you. Love the Jackson’s

  13. Hattie L Harris

    My condolences to the family, Mother Elizabeth will be missed, my prayers go out for the family R.I.H Mother.

  14. Bishop Ross and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Mother Ashford. I will always remember her smile as she would come down the aisle at Triedstone especially when we celebrated your anniversary. She was always sweet and friendly to me. I pray God’s comforting Spirit to help you through this time. Know that I am praying for and with you all. Love.

  15. Mrs. Jerry Helms

    Dear Bishop and Lady Ross and family: I am saddened by your loss, but rejoicing in the knowledge that you will see Mother again because Christians are a people with a glorious, eternal destiny!

  16. The Smith and Felder Families

    Sending love and prayers from Atlanta. We love you Aunt Liz. RIH. May God lighten the hearts of those that loved you dearly.

  17. Tausha, George and entire family…we are saddened by your loss and pray that your trust in the Lord will comfort you during this difficult time. We will hold you up in prayer and are available should you want to talk. We love you all….Clarence and Eleanor Grier

  18. To the family and friends of Elizabeth, you have my condolences in your loss. God has blessed her to live for 95 years because according to Psalms 90:10, “The span of our life is 70 years, Or 80 if one is especially strong.” Soon, God will remember those in the memorial tombs and bring them back to perfect life (John 5:28, 29).

  19. Bishop and Lady Ross:

    We are praying for your strength in the homegoing of your beloved mother.
    Love you dearly.
    Pastor David & Elder Lisa Ballard
    Sunrise Full Gospel Baptist Church
    Chicago, IL

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