SIKESTON -- Willie Ross Jr., 63, died Oct. 11, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Aug. 20, 1949, in New Madrid, to Hattie Grant of Sikeston and the late Willie Ross Sr., he attended school in New Madrid and was later employed as a custodian with National Steel Co. in East St. Louis, Ill. He later moved to Sikeston where he was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church and attended Keidra's Adult Daycare Center.
In addition to his mother, survivors include: a daughter, Natasha Lofton; a son, Cedric Mitchell; seven sisters, Rosie Gatlin, Mary Staples, Gloria Sims, Violet Grant and Kimberly Graham of St. Louis, Odia Silver of Raleigh, N.C., and Janet Herron of Sikeston; six brothers, Robert Ross, Bonny Grant, Herman Grant and Calvin Grant of Sikeston and Timothy Grant and Greg Grant of San Antonio; and six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Driver Funeral Chapel. Services will be conducted at noon Friday at the Cornerstone Baptist Church with the Rev. L.J. Nabors officiating.
Burial will follow in Sikeston Memorial Park Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.driverfuneralservice.com.