Carolyn Lynda Marie Scott Ross went home to be with the Lord on September 2nd, 2020 at Lewis Gale Medical Center.
Carolyn was born in Covington, VA on August 31, 1944 to Herman Elijah and Mamie Scott. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Mamie Scott and a brother Joe L. Scott and sisters, Annie Mae Morgan, Dorothy Holloway, Lucille Jones, Betty Martin, and her husband of over 45 years, Marvin Ross Sr.
Carolyn was the co-owner of Ross Fencing Company for many years with her husband Marvin until his passing in 2011. Carolyn worked at Sears, Montgomery Ward, and Dollar General.
Carolyn was member of Pine Street Baptist Church for 76 years, where she was a member of many organizations. She loved working in the church, on most Saturdays she was there setting up for a dinner or preparing for communion on the first Sunday. She was also a dedicated Deaconess and a member of the Willing Workers, Loyal Daughters, and Hospitality.
Carolyn graduated from Watson High School and was proud to say she was a Watson Hornet. She was always ready to work when it was time for their reunions.
Carolyn leaves to cherish her memories: Elder Marvin E. Ross, Jr (Deidre) of Roanoke, daughters
Pastor and Former Mayor of Covington Stephanie R. Clark (Orlando) of Covington, Robinette Robinson (Eric) of Roanoke, Audra Sylvester (Charles) Port Orange, FL, Hollie Phipps (Billy) of Hubert, NC. Others left to celebrate are her 10 grandchildren, Ashley, Orlando Jr, Brandon, Victoria, Adrian, Kayla, Angelica, CJ, Eric and Christian. 6 Great-Grandchildren, Braylen, Gia, Ayden, Dakota, Jaidian and Almon. Brothers: Herman (Charles) Scott and Nathaniel Scott (Shirley) of New Jersey
Sisters in law: Linda Palmer of East Orange, N.J. and Thelma Bennett (Don) of West Va. A very special niece Debbie Jackson of Covington.
Carolyn had many nieces and nephews that loved her as much as she loved them, and her “Girls” as she affectionately called them, was her group of friends that always checked in on “Ross”.
We have been so touched to know that our mom encouraged so many people. While Carolyn was in the nursing home, she was known as a social butterfly because she was always giving advice and trying to take care of everyone else.
A viewing will be held Friday, September 11, 2020 from 3pm-6pm at Pine Street Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held Saturday September 12, 2020 at 11am on the grounds of Pine Street Baptist Church.