Grace Lucille Ross passed from this life July 10, 2019, at the age of 96.
She was born May 12, 1923, in Bondtown, Virginia, to the late Edward Stacey Johnson and the late Roxie Mays Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Ross; her brothers, Eugene Johnson and John Allen Johnson; and her sister, Helen Pentecost.
She was survived by her son, Jeffrey Ross; daughter, Judith (Chester) Lilly; son, Bob E. Ross; daughter, Sherrill (Orville) Blankenship; grandchildren, Chet Lilly, Suzanne Wallace, Melissa Shaw, Jill Blankenship-Franke and Jon Blankenship; great-grandchildren, Lexi and Zac Wallace, Noah Payne, Katie Shaw, Katie Frankie and Nate Frankie; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lucille was a long-time resident of Lynch and Benham, Kentucky, where she attended Blair Chapel Church and of Blue Ridge, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church at Epworth. Lucille also lived for brief periods in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California, in McMinnville, Tennessee, Watertown, New York and Sebring, Florida. She loved to travel and the trips she enjoyed the most were to visit members of her family who were the most important people in the world for her.
Services were held Saturday, July 13, 2019, at from the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tom Jordan officiating and the eulogy by Chet Lilly.
Interment followed in the Epworth First Baptist Church Cemetery in Epworth. Pallbearers were Chester Lilly, Jody Frankie, Ronnie Ross, Gary Ross, Zac Wallace and Chet Lilly.
Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.