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Sylvia Lee Wooten Ross


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Sylvia Lee Wooten Ross Obituary
Sylvia Lee Wooten Ross

Tupelo, MS

Sylvia Lee Wooten Ross, 83 died at the Reed Greenhouse on the Traceway campus on Tuesday, January 24 after a long battle with Alzheimer's.

She was born on January 7, 1934 in Memphis, TN to Roy and Daisy DaLee Wooten. She attended the University of Mississippi and graduated from the Baptist Hospital School of Medical Technology. Most of her life was spent in either Memphis, TN or Desoto County Mississippi until her move to Tupelo in 2009.

Her career as a Medical Technologist in Memphis spanned 35+ years. She loved the outdoors including gardening, birding, and camping. She enjoyed sports of all kinds and was also gifted in sewing and crafts. Until her health prevented it, she was always an active member and volunteer at her church. She devoted her life to caring for her family, friends, and anyone whom God placed on her path.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 4th at Forest Hill South - 2545 E. Holmes Road Memphis, TN. Pastor Clay Nash will officiate. Visitation will be from 1:00 until service time on February 4th at Forest Hill South.

Mrs. Ross was preceded in death in 2011 by her husband Ralph Ross to whom she was married 58 years. Survivors include her children, Tricia Ross Cantrell (Tim) of Madison, MS, Chino Ross (Karen) of Shelbyville, KY, and Tina Ross Holland (Lynn) of Tupelo, MS. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, one sister, Sandra Rider, and one sister-in-law, Vonnie Ross Hall.

Memorials can be made to Methodist Senior Services (Designate - Traceway Sunday Fund or Meals On Wheels) at 109 South Broadway Tupelo, MS 38804 or to The Mind Center - Office of Development UMMC - 2500 North State Street Jackson, MS 39216

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Jan. 29, 2017
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