A native of Lakeland, Louisiana and a resident of Baton Rouge, he passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the age of 85. He was retired equipment operator and laborer for more than 45 years. He is survived by his daughters, Olivia Isaac James, Theresa Simmons, Shirley Arnold (Walter), Joyce Andrews (Roy Lee) and Virginia Frederick (James); two sons, John Ambrose, Jr. (Joyce) and Johnny Ambrose; daughter-in-law, Vivian Ambrose; brother-in-law, 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren 5 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph "Joe" Ambrose and Grace Gertly; son, Joseph Ambrose; daughter, Emma Ambrose; two stepsons, Eugene Williams and Clifford James Bank; mother of children, Virginia Wilson; two sisters, Geneva "Neva" Gertly and Lillie Mae Scott; and son-law, Lionel Simmons. Visitation will be on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Grant's Westside Funeral Services, 1151 Louisiana Ave, Port Allen, from noon until 4 pm and again on Saturday, March 30 from 8 am until religious service at 10 am. Please sign the family guestbook at www.grantswestside.com.
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Grants Westside Funeral Services - PORT ALLEN
1151 LOUISIANA AVE
Port Allen, LA 70767
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2013