Malenda Kay 'Mindy' Gross
1960 - 2020
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Malenda Kay Gross at 2:36 p.m. on May 15, 2020; Jesus took her by the hand and led her home.
Surrounded by family she passed peacefully, at home in Lodi, California after a long and courageous battle with esophageal cancer.
She was born December 2, 1960, survived by her mother, Kelcie Faye Luoma; father, Morgan Lee Luoma; and younger sisters, Gerenda Faye Wettstein, Balenda Jae Gray, and Angie Arney.
Married on March 30, 1982, survived by husband, Roy Anthony Gross; and sons, David Aaron Gross and Jonathan Nathanael Gross.
She was well loved and will be missed by all her nieces and nephews.
With a double Bachelor's Degree in Business Accounting and Business Administration which she used in her work as Church Secretary and Church Administrator, partnering with her husband pastoring over a period of 12 years.
Malenda was a talented pianist, singer, and soloist, but also loved to harmonize singing with groups, but mostly on duet with her husband Roy.
She loved and was loved by everyone she knew, never seemed to meet a stranger, and was always free with hugs, which will be dearly missed.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 30th at 9:00 a.m. at Living Word Ministries, due to covid19 restrictions the services will be livestreamed on the church's Facebook page for all of those who wish to attend. Interment at Lodi Memorial Cemetery will take place immediately following the service.
Collins Family Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

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Published in Lodi-News Sentinel from May 21 to May 27, 2020.
Funeral service
09:00 AM
Lodi Memorial Cemetery
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8 entries
May 23, 2020
Mindy was a very sweet and special Lady, truly representing her Lord and Savior. Our hearts go out to you all and am praying for continued strength for your journey. What great hope for that Great Reunion Day!!!
Glenda and Marvin Kermode
Glenda Kermode
May 21, 2020
Feel Honored to have known you, to call you My Friend and Sister in Christ. You was an inspiration to me and many others. Love ❤ you dearly Mindy Gross and you will be greatly missed. See you on the other Side.
Maudie Gilliland
May 21, 2020
Mindy will always remain in our hearts, and will be missed by everyone who knew her. A beautiful woman of faith, who inspired and touched our hearts and lives. Love and prayers to Pastor Roy and family.
Wanda Turner
May 21, 2020
You will dearly be missed here on earth,sweet Mindy. But what time you must be having seeing Jesus's face.
Robin Marshall
May 21, 2020
You will be dearly missed here on earth sweet Mindy, but what a time you must be having in heaven, looking upon Jesus's face!!
Robin Marshall
May 21, 2020
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Gary Luoma
May 21, 2020
Aunt Mindy was one of a kind! I admired her strength. Even when she felt her worst she smiled and never lost her faith. I love you Aunt Mindy!
Kaelynn Whipple
May 21, 2020
Sis. Mindy we will truly miss you. Just know Bro. Roy that we are praying for you and the boys every day
Jesse & Ann Pena
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