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Doris E Ross

October 23, 1952 ~ October 4, 2019 (age 66)


Doris Edna (Durr) Ross transitioned to heaven 10/4/19. She was born 10/23/52.

Survived by daughter, Negla D. Ross, grandchildren, Ross Jordan, and Verni and Avie Holden, ex-husband William Ross, with whom she was still united in loving their daughter and grandchildren; Siblings Juanita Durr, Carolyn (Willie) Barton, Annette Durr, Paul Durr and Robert (Faye) Strickland and many other extended family and friends.

Preceded in death by mother, Laura Etta (Durr) Hampton, stepfather Fred, and father, James Price; Siblings Jessie Mae Smith, Helen Ruth Smith, Jerrylyn Durr, Billy Joe Durr and Willie Earl Durr.

Doris graduated in 1970 from Corinth High School’s first graduating class after forced desegregation.  With a determined spirit, Doris attended her beloved Tougaloo College receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with cum laude honors in 1975.  She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from OSU.

Doris filled many roles in her career and ministry and impacted many lives, but the role she esteemed the most was being “Gramm” to the three loves of her life (her “Gramms”), who brought her such joy. 

A special thank you to her friends and care givers at OSU Clayton Taylor Dialysis Center.  

Out of respect for Doris’ wishes there will not be any services.  Cherish your memories of her as a parent, grandparent, sibling, cousin, Aunt, Tougaloo Alum, co-worker, and friend.

Two of her favorite places were Jordan Bible Church and Tougaloo College.  If you would like to make a donation in her memory:

Jordan Bible Church, 1825 Woodland Ave., Columbus, OH  43219

For Tougaloo, donations can be made electronically at and General Scholarship Fund, or a check can be mailed to: Tougaloo College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 500 West County Line Road, Tougaloo, MS  39174.

To send flowers to Doris' family, please visit our floral section.


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