Mr. Ross leaves a legacy of smiling in spite of adversity, persevering through trials, and living life authentically. It's an honor to have known such a man. Thank you for being all that you were and inspiring those of us still here. Rest peacefully.
My condolences to the Mrs. Ross and the entire Ross family. Although, I did not know him long but I could tell from the moment that I met him that he had a strong yet calm spirit. You can tell alot by a persons demeanor and he was certainly one of the best people that I had the pleasure of meeting in my lifetime. My deepest regards and prayers are with you.
I am so sorry for your loss. I know losing a loved is hard to go through. I hope you can gain comfort from God's future promise.
Dr. Ross, you will be missed greatly. Although the love and respect will continue. Blessings
You will truly be missed,I met Mr.Ross after the murder of my son and I remember the smile and the gentle way he Said"It is okay to be angry",I didn't realize until that day just how angry I really was ,but thanks to Mr.Ross and the care and compassion He gave I am the person I am today His legacy will live forever.R.I.P Mr Ross.
Men (and women) with hearts of love, like James Ross demonstrated, made my dad's job easier during the early "busing" years of CMS. Our European exchange students also felt welcomed at the old United House of Prayer for All People.
We will always remember "Ross" as a fine
gentle GIANT. The Wednesday Morning
Breakfast Group will certainly miss
him as many, many others will. Blessings to your family.
It was definite priviledge to have known
"Ross" as a Wednesday Morning Breakfast
Group brother and friend. You will be
greatly miss. May God BLESS your family.
Mr & Mrs Ross were the best neighbor's one could have in these troubled times. You always felt safe and secure in the McCorey Heights Neighborhood with Mr. Ross next door. It will never be the same. Rest in Peace my friend you deserve all that Heaven has to offer. Good had a better place for you.
So sorry for the loss of such a beloved family member. May the God of all comfort, comfort you during the days ahead.
Professor Ross will be deeply missed. I learned much from him as my instructor at UNC-Charlotte. He was an excellent instructor. I still have my notes from his class which I share with my students today. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
I too, remember as a '79 Freshmen attending the "Understanding Self and Others" Workshop at UNCC and the impression it let with me. I was recently talking to a friend about the experiences and overall positive impact that the various Afro-American/African Studies sponsored activities and events as well as the entire AAA Studies Program made in my life as a Black student on campus and as an overall person today. Needless to say, Mr. Ross, along with many others, was a pioneer in the development of many students that graced the campus of UNCC. And for that we are grateful...for we are all the better for having known him.
May God's Comfort and Peace be with the entire Ross family throughout their moment of bereavement and beyond.
My condolences to the Ross family. May his memories bring you strength and peace and the God of all comfort, comfort you during this time.
I am deeply sadden by Mr. Rosses death.
I enjoyed his enthusiam in the classroom
and his ability to stimulate creative
thinking on many subjects. I think this
is the goal of higher education to
promote higher level thinking skills.
He will be sorely missed. My prayers go out to his family.
Rita J. Bogle
We were saddened to hear your sudden departure. May God rest your soul in eternal peace. We will miss you in the biweekly Guru Gita Chant.
I treasure whatever it was that led me to pull up the account of the passing of James Ross. It has been a long time since I have even heard his name. Sincere symphathy to my friend, Jeanne, whom I have not seen in a long time. I remain grateful for the wonderful thoughts of the two of them.
Rest in Peace James Ross as I remember the times an fun we shared on the Golf Course..Gone but NEVER forgotten...Levern Clifton Past President Of Par Buster"s Golf Group
A Friend for ever, I grew up with Ross,
we shared each other sorrows and rejoyed
wiith each bit of sucess, I will miss you forever. Charlie(Bobo)Greene.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Just a few moments with Ross, and you knew you were in the Presence of Love.You felt amazing Love. James Ross was Love. It virtually oozed out of him. He was, and will forever be That Perfect Love. Love You So Much, Ross!
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Ross, but happy that I had a chance to know him. As one of his UNCC students in the 90's, I remember his encouragement to me that I could achieve any goals I set. When I would see him at the United House of Prayer, he was always the same; happy and encouraging. His physical presence will be missed, but the memories of how he touched my life as a young college student and later as an adult will always remain. I am grateful for those memories.
To The Ross Family:
My heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you at this time. Time passes ever so quickly and we suddenly realize, one of humble influence and courage is no longer with us. Although I worked in the mortgage industry, I was new to the homebuying arena, "Mr. Ross" was a positive force in my purchase of my very first home in the Grier Heights Community in 1982. His guidance was the difference between going forward or just standing still. He was not selfish with his knowledge and he opened doors to help others along the way. He encouraged, influenced and supported so many others to achieve in many different areas of life and he will be sorely missed.
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my good fraternity brother. He will be gravely missed by all of the lives that he touched during his life span. I will miss his words of wisdom and comfort as he would so often provide without any hesitation. We shall see you again on those Golden Shores. My deepest sympathy to the Ross family and friends.
To my amazing Godfather, thank you for championing the work of educational equity for ALL children. I am guided by your light and legacy to continuing doing what is in the best interest of ALL children regardless of their abilities.
I'll miss James Ross. As a republican, James made me feel like I wasn't alone and my point of view was valid and meaningful. As I got to know James over the years he impressed me as a man of his word and a class act. I will miss him however. James is now at peace and with his GOD. He is at home now and may the GOD of all comfort the Ross family.
UNCLE BUBBA, YOU SPOKE SOFTLY, BUT I CAN TELL YOU ONE THING, OR SHOULD I SAY I CAN TELL YOU THOUSANDS, OF THINGS, WHEN YOU SPOKE WE ALL LISTEN. OUR LEGEND FOR LIFE, UNCLE BUBBA, ALWAYS IN MY LIFE, YOUR NEICE, ELNORA
UNCLE BUBBA, THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF OUR LIVES, WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH, YOUR NEICE, ANNIE CATHERINE.
UNCLE BUBBA, YOU HELD AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR LIVES, AND WE ALL STILL REMEMBER ALL THE LESSONS, YOU TAUGHT US WE LOVE YOU DEARLY, GRANDMOTHER ANNIE, GRAND CHILDREN , MAY GOD BLESS OUR FAMILY. NEVER FORGOTTEN.
Uncle Bubba, you've touched so many lives, and always helped our community to grow, we will forever KEEP YOU SAFE IN OUR HEART AND IN OUR LIVES, UNCLE BUBBA YOU ARE A TRUE LEGEND, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, LOVE YOUR NEICE, ELNORA HOLLY
I grew up in Grier Town with James (Bubba). I was a little girl but I always thought Bubba was a very handsome, smart and nice man. I would see him at funerals and ask do you remember me? He said for the last time a few months ago,don't ask me that again, everybody know that you are a Gilliam, LOL. Bubba you will be missed very much. I know that God has open the Golden Gates for you and you are having a ball! May God's Peace be with your lovely wife and family. God Bless You All!
I have lost a longtime friend and Brother. Bubba you were just like a member of the family and I can remember when you would spend hours at our house reading comic books and telling jokes. You will be truly missed in the Grier Heights neighborhood.
Christine Gilliam (Sister Girl)
Uncle Bubba I love you, may u rest peacefully gone but never forgotten!!
James Ross (better known as Bubba to the residents of Grier Town) was a man of dignity and integrity. Bubba was always concerned about the children and the community. I worked closely with Bubba during my career with CMPD and was very proud of him for his dedication and hard work. Bubba I will miss your smile and kind words and I will never forget when you would say "Sabreina I am so proud of you."
You will be missed, but never forgotten.
To The Ross Family,
In addition to your loss, the community has lost a Favorite Son and I have lost a Dear Friend. My deepest sympathy goes out to you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ross family...
You know my heart is with you always. Thank you for being there for me with my fight with cancer. You are such a good friend. I will miss you, Love, Dee
I'll miss you Uncle Bubba. Thank you for planting a seed of perseverance, determination, and resilience in my life. It may have seemed like your words fell on deaf ears but I assure they did not. I heard you loud and clear. I bid you farewell, until we meet again.
We will surely miss James, a true and dedicated citizen to the Charlotte Community as well as
state and national interests. James has been an inspiration to my career in education with Char-meck. Schools , working with students at the T.C . (Drug Rehap. Center) and a classmate at J.C.S.U.
May God bless his family with love and strength to continue his great work. Respectfully yours,
It was a joy having you as the 'Grand Marshall for the community reunion last year. The Grier Heights Community appreciate all you have done.
James was an inspiration to our support group his positive attitude was contagious . We pray for him in eternity sandy hirsch. Support group leader of multiple myeloma
To The Ross Family and our Cousins Rani and Roderick,
Our prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Cherish the joyous memories.Thanks to your father for being a servant leader in the Charlotte community.
(Odell Jr., Willie Faye, Tasha and Odell III)
With Heartfelt Sympathy to The Ross Family
RIP: Mr. Ross
I remember attending an Understanding Self and Others work shop as a freshman 27 years ago on the campus of UNC Charlotte. I was a freshman, it was a Friday night training that began at 10:00 pm and Mr. Ross and Jim Burch were the facilitators. When that that workshop concluded I went from knowing no one on campus to having friends for life. I learned from Mr. Ross that we are here to serve each other and that is okay to agree to disagree. But more importantly. It is not okay to see wrongs in the world and do nothing. Thank you Mr Ross and you will live within everyone you knowingly and unknowingly touched.
Thank you for your service to mankind. The quest for equality for all.. A true pioneer in spirit! Polk and Ross back together again forever, the Angels are rejoicing!!
A SHINNING LIGHT HAS GONE OUT IN THIS COMMUNITY AND IN THE LIVES OF THOSE OF US WHO LOVED HIM. REST IN PEASCE UNCLE JAMES.
Uncle Bubba, we will always love you. Love always - Velma, Michael and Kimberly