Jesse Earl Ross Jr. 

Published 2:34 pm Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, at China Lee Baptist Church, Silver Creek for Mr. Jesse Earl Ross Jr., 67, who died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Jefferson Davis Community Hospital in Prentiss. Rev. Jerry Earl officiated with interment following in the church cemetery.  Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jesse Ross Jr. was born in Pascagoula to the late Jessie Lee and Lottie Mae Shelton Ross. He began his education in the Jackson County System and continued his education at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson where he received an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Drafting.

He was employed with many jobs, his favorite was at Memorial Behaviorial Health in Gulfport where he served as Senior Counselor of the Youth Department. After retirement, he devoted his time to Alcoholics Anonymous, becoming District Manager of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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He was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church in Pascagoula where he and his brothers, formed a gospel singing group, The Ross Boys. He later joined China Lee Baptist Church, after moving back to Silver Creek.

Mr. Ross was married to Mrs. Johnis Ross.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Karen Ross, Delorse Ross McGowan and Beverly Ann Daniels.

He is survived by his wife, Johnis Ross and grandson, Terrell Pulley both of Biloxi; two sons, Jesse (Tavatha) Ross III of Pascagoula; Anthony Ross of Mobile, Alabama; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles (Kathy) Ross of Moss Point; Larry (Rose) Ross of Wiggins and Walter (Donna) Ross of Prentiss; sister, Linda Stewart of Decatur, Georgia and many other relatives and friends.