GLORIA J. ROSS ROCKFORD - Gloria J. Ross, born December 24, 1959, in Bentonia, Mississippi. Born to Clara and Lonzy Wilkerson. Member of Banner of Truth International under Pastor Phillip Williams. Departed this earthly home on May 18, 2013, at home, with her husband, Curtis Ross and her son, John Curtis Ross, in Rockford, IL. Preceded in death by father, Lonzy Wilkerson; one sister; three nephews, Robert Brown, Shondell Wilkerson and Kelsey Wilkerson; two nieces, Demetress Wilson and Amanda Brown; one sister- in-law, Bernice Wilkerson. Gloria leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Curtis; one son, John Curtis Ross; one daughter, Shalom Clara Unique Ross of Rockford, IL; mother, Clara Wilkerson; eleven sisters, Lessie (R.L.) Brown, Eula Cox, Stella Berry, Kathy (Clifton) Spicer, Henrietta (Ollie) Thompson, Lonnie (Lee) Payton, Marcella (James) Barbary, Dessie (Eugene) Street, Cora (Tyrone) Burks, Albertine (Quincy) Fair, Yancy and Betty (James) Hodges; three brothers, Earl (Glendora) Wilkerson, Lonzill (Velma) Wilkerson and Curtis Wilkerson. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Banner of Truth International, 1401 West State Street. Service begins at 12 noon. Pastor Phillip will officiate. Burial in Cedar Bluff Cemetery. Arrangements completed by Collins & Stone Funeral Home, 128 S Fifth Street.