Henry Lee Ross Sr. was born July 21, 1942 in Kinloch, Missouri to Nellie Ross and Luke Harrington. His parents, son Henry Lee Ross Jr., daughter Melva Victoria Ross, and stepson Marshall Jones all preceded him in death.
Henry attended Carver Elementary School and Hadley Technical High School. From there he joined the United States Air Force and served his honorable duties as a military policeman at Lackland Air Force Base. He was discharged with honors.
Henry was employed by Correct Cab Company for thirty years before retiring. He also worked for St. Luke’s Hospital until his health began to fail.
Affectionately known as “Bay-Bay” to most people, he was a man of his word. He was greatly by loved by those who knew him. He was full of wisdom and knowledge, and enjoyed conversations with family and friends. Yes, to those who didn’t know him he was a talker. He was a very family oriented, laid back person. Henry was a person who never said no to those who came to him for help.
Henry met Nina Boyd in 1992 and joined church, being baptized in the name of Jesus Christ at the Church of Christ Divine under the pastorship of Bishop A.C. Coleman. Henry was joined in holy matrimony to Nina on December 18, 1999. To this union one son was born, Brandon Ross. Henry was a dedicated husband and father. Henry and Nina Ross remained dedicated to one another until death departed them.
Henry Lee Ross Sr. departed this life to be joined to a new life on February 4, 2021. At 78 years of age, he lived more years than God promised man. To God be the glory!
He will sincerely be missed by his wife Nina Ross; children Nellie Jones, Hoyt Ross, Christopher Harmon and Brandon Ross; his only sister Shirley Lett; stepchildren Donna Johnson, Kawana, Tyrone (Tina). Tyrell (Desiree), Tynina Grissom, Telah Burwell (Myron), Clanese and Clinton Hill. Henry will be greatly missed by one uncle and aunt, Daryl and Monette Wiggins; father-in-law Fredrick Boyd; four brothers-in-law Kevin, Mark, Corey and Cedrick Boyd; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, neighbors and friends all who loved to be in his presence.
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