Florence Christine Ross

Christine Ross2Mrs. Florence Christine Ross, 103, of 33 Beltline Road, entered eternal rest on Sunday, November 30th, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Widow of Deacon Jerry Ross, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late David and Sally Wilkins Willis.

Mrs. Ross was a member of Concord Baptist Church where she served as a member of the Deaconess Board, General Missionaries, Senior Choir and Do-Re-Mi Choir.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Novella Waldron, and siblings, Annie McCluney, Rosa Wood, Bessie Wilkins, Helen Scott, Benjamin and Charlie Willis.

Surviving are: two sons, Preston Ross (Edna) of Gaffney and James Ross (Elizabeth) of Shelby, NC; three daughters, Karen Galmon of Gaffney, SC, Dorothy Neal of The Bronx, NY and Sally Dawkins (Booker T.) of Willow Springs, NC; son-in-law, Charles Waldron of Brooklyn, NY; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, 1:00 p.m., in Concord Baptist Church with Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
She will lie in state Friday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

The Gilmore Mortuary