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Tony R. Ross

May 14, 1952 June 6, 2024
Tony R. Ross
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Tony Reginald Ross, entered eternal rest and peace on June 6, 2024. Tony was born on May 14, 1952, to the late Charlie and Louise Ross in Prince Edward County Virginia. At an early age, he was baptized and joined the Calvary Baptist Church in Burkeville, VA. He was educated in the Prince Edward County Schools. During his school years, he was admired by his classmates. After high school, he entered the Job Corp in Lexington, KY where he earned his GED; his course of study was heavy equipment operation. He was a dedicated employee for forty-three and a half years at Farmville Wholesale Electric Company. His loyalty and commitment were exemplified by his work ethic and long-term working relationships. Tony was highly respected by his supervisor, peers, and vendors all over Central Virginia; which led to his supervisor sponsoring the trip of his lifetime to Sydney, Australia to support his daughter in the 2000 Olympic Games. Tony has been sorely missed after his retirement.

Tony was known as an easygoing, kind, fun, and lovable person,“a gentle giant”, who had a good heart and would do anything for anybody. Some of his interests were fishing, working in the yard, model cars, and his beloved Westerns. He was an advent watch collector. He was married to the love of his life, Juanita, over forty years ago on June 9, 1984.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Louise Ross; his sisters, Doris Jackson and Vivian Briscoe; and his brothers Edward, Leroy, Arthur Lee, Franklin, and Jasper Ross.

Tony leaves joyful memories to be cherished by his loving wife Juanita Ross; two daughters, Dr. Sharon Couch from Knoxville, TN and Tonyetta Louise Ross; four grandchildren, LoRen and Ryan Seagrave, Stephone Arta Evans Jr., and Sincere Anthony Ross-Rushing; a beloved goddaughter, Courtney Walker; his sister, Marion Butler and brother, Milton Ross both from Norwalk, CT; a devoted brother and sister-in-law, Deacon Samuel Rice and Cora Rice; stepmother-in-law, Vivian Watson; two stepbrothers-in-law, Keith and George Birdsong; four stepsisters-in-law, Barbara Ann Rather (Richard), Denise Stokes (Linwood), Deborah Vaughn (Marvin), and Margie Hawkes; one aunt, Elsie West; two uncles, Roland and Arlice Ross; a devoted nephew, Larry Ross (Hope); his loyal friends, Jerry Giles, and Alvin Burkes; a dedicated “daughter”, Katherine Lee; a devoted cousin, John Towns, and “Uncle Tony” leaves to celebrate his life, a devoted, loving and supportive host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and co-workers.

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1:00 PM 6/12/2024 1:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/12/2024 7:00:00 PM
M. W. Hawkes Funeral Home

15001 Patrick Henry Hwy
Amelia, VA 23002

The family will receive friends from 5pm-7pm

M. W. Hawkes Funeral Home
15001 Patrick Henry Hwy Amelia 23002 VA
United States





11:00 AM 6/13/2024 11:00:00 AM
Amelia Baptist Church

8210 Sayler's Creek Road
Rice, VA 23966

Amelia Baptist Church
8210 Sayler's Creek Road Rice 23966 VA
United States

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Calvary Baptist Church Final Resting Place

3010 Sandy River Road
Burkeville, VA 23922

3010 Sandy River Road Burkeville 23922 VA
United States

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