Gertrude “Ann” Ross
Oct. 25, 1933 – March 21, 2022
Gertrude “Ann” Emiliani Ross, 88, of Tylertown, died at her residence March 21, 2022.
She was born Oct. 25, 1933, in Galveston, Tex., the daughter of the late Edgar and Gertrude West Emiliani.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Jameson Paul St. Romain and a great grandson, Dilan Cohen Squires.
Mrs. Ross grew up in New Orleans and was a graduate of Martin Berhman High School in Algiers, LA.
She danced as a Sugarette in the 1951 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. She was a dressmaker, a quilter, loved music and dance. She followed her husband, James around the world as he served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years. She had an active imagination and savvy sarcasm. She taught Sunday School and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Paris, Tenn., and started the children’s ministry, Wacky Wednesday. She loved music and playing the piano and sang.
Mrs. Ross is survived by her husband, James Ross, Jr. of Tylertown; one son, Dennis Ross (Sarah Hawkins Ross) of Tylertown; five daughters, Denise Goodwin of LaPlace, LA, Diane Magoon (Bruce Magoon) of Centerville, Tenn., Trudy Ann Ross of Tylertown, Lynda Ross (Cole Hamley) of East Dubuque, IL., and Jami Lyn Ross of Metairie, LA; one sister, Peggy Emiliani; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.
Hartman-Jones Funeral Home of McComb was in charge of the arrangements.