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Michael K. Ross

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Michael K. ROSS Born July 14, 1941 in Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away August 21, 2007, at the age of 66. Michael served as Washington State Representative for the 37th District from 1971-73, and thereafter served the community in a variety of capacities. Raised in Flint, Michigan, Michael became active in the civil rights movement as a young man. After leading African-American voter registration drives in rural Virginia following passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Michael moved to the Seattle area in 1967, where he continued as a community activist. He is survived by his sons Michael Kay Ross, Adam Kent Ross, and Michael Chavez Ross, and by siblings Tonya D. Scott, Elisha Roy Scott, Henry Ross, Curtis Ross, Jacklyn Ross, and was preceded in passing by his father Carl Ross, mother Violet Phinesse Scott, and sister Susan Poe. His family includes Seattle residents Joe Anne Wilkerson, Stephen Marshall, Dandre Marshall, Arnell Wilkerson, Sirelle Wilkerson, Llena Chavez, and hundreds of others throughout the United States, Europe and the Carribbean. A funeral will be held on Monday, August 27 at 2:00 pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Avenue, Seattle. A wake is scheduled for 2-6 pm on Sunday, August 26, at Dayspring & Fitch Funeral Home, 5503 Rainier Ave. S. Remembrances may be given to the Mount Zion Baptist Church Scholarship Fund in honor of Michael K. Ross.
Published in The Seattle Times from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2007
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