Wylie Earl Cross Sr.


Wylie Earl Cross Sr., 56, of Columbus, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 22, 2013, surrounded by his family after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.
Wylie E. Cross Sr., was born in Greenville Alabama to the late Ira and Ethlene Cross on July 21,1957. Wyle E. Cross Sr., graduated from Mohawk High School in 1976 and attended University of Nevada Las Vegas. Wylie retired from the State of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections after nearly 30 years of service.
In 2013, Wylie E. Cross Sr., married his companion, the former Sharon Coulter and together they united their families. In this same year, Wylie E. Cross, Sr., made a profession of his faith in his hospital room and later baptized, becoming a member of the Kingdom Power Baptist Church
Wylie E. Cross Sr., was a loving gentle man who believed that family was very important. He was a loyal Cleveland Browns fan, also enjoying basketball, fishing and cookouts.
Wylie E. Cross, Sr., was preceded in death by his parents Ira and Ethlene Cross, brother Gene Cross, and his namesake Wylie E. Cross, Jr.
Wylie E. Cross Sr., leaves to cherish his memory, wife Sharon Cross; son James Cross; daughter Shawntay Cross; stepdaughters Amber Reed-Curry (Daryl) and Crystal Reed; brothers Ira Cross (Celestine) and David Cross (Kim); sister-in-law Irma Cross; brothers-in-law George L. Coulter Jr., Gary Coulter (Janice), and Anthony Coulter; father-in-law George L. Coulter Sr., (Susan); mother-in-law Fannie M. Coulter (Willie); grandsons James Cross Jr., Dominick Cross, Raheem Dortch, Cameron Holloway, Keuon Reed-Horton, Jaiden Reed-Horton and Ja’Moni Williams; granddaughters Annai’Zai Cross, Tiana Reed-Horton, and D’Andrea Reed; longtime friends Orville Carrol, Tom Simmons and Willis Sanders; as well as many loving nephews, nieces, cousins and other friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. You were always like a son to me, you will be missed greatly and always have a place in my heart.

  2. To Shawntay Cross and family,

    It is such a difficult thing to understand when we lose a loved one, especially one still young and someone we are not prepared to let go.
    I will support you, Shawntay as you return to work and I hope you feel free to share your feelings of loss with me. God has a great plan for all who go to be with him, so try to imagine your Father in a place so peaceful and full of love. Be assured that he will be watching over you because you have been a special daughter to him.
    I am keeping you and your family in prayer.
    Jodi, your Davita co-worker

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