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Leola Brown Ross was born September 3, 1945 in Camilla, Georgia to the late James Brown and Louise Mathis Brown. Leola was a kind and gentle woman who loved nurturing her family and taking care of the needs of others. She was entrusted to many in the community to look after their children in her home and also served as a private caregiver for many years. In her spare time she enjoyed baking and was known for sharing her delectable sweet potato pies. She treasured her outdoor plants, especially her productive fig trees, from which she made many jars of delicious preserves. Her love of Bible truths and her creator led her to become one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1970. She volunteered to share her bible-based faith with others through the door-to-door ministry. Leola fell asleep in death on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Louis Ross Sr. and her brother, Ricky Brown. She leaves to cherish her memories: children, Rose M. Ross of Orlando, Florida, Lisa Hill (Brent) of Thomasville, Georgia, Joyce Reagan Walsh (Neil) of Bristol, Connecticut, Beverly M. Ross of Thomasville, Georgia, Howard Louis Ross Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia, Latoya N. Vincent (Michael) of Houston, Texas, and Charity L. Weston (Edward) of Jacksonville, Florida; grandchildren, Heather R. Brock (Stephorious), Rachel Parson, Adrien Parson, Joshua Ross Reagan, Dazirae C. Simmons, Matthew Weston and Roslyn Weston; great grandchildren, Kyndal Brock and Brendon Brock; siblings, James Brown Jr. of Camilla, Georgia, Jeanette Madeiras of Camilla Georgia, Roy Brown of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Teresa Brown Mary Hodge, Katherine Peakes (Jacob) all of Camilla, Georgia; Jeffrey Brown (Charlotte) of Hawaii, Sarah Ross (Frank) of Albany, Georgia; devoted friends, Drs. Victor and Melissa McMillan; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. 1210 Old Albany Road, Thomasville, GA 31792. Grooms Funeral Home
Published on August 28, 2017
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