Kimberly Paradise Ross
ROSS, KIMBERLY PARADISE, 43, went to the Lord on Sunday, July 8, 2012. Kim was surrounded by her family, who were gathered to help ease her pain and celebrate her life as a wonderful wife, mother, daughter and friend to all. Kim was born in Jacksonville, FL, graduated from Terry Parker High School in 1986 and went on to Florida State University, where she graduated with a B.S. in Accounting in 1990. Kim became a CPA and worked for KPMG in Jacksonville. In 1994, she married John W. Ross of Miami, FL and settled in Orlando, FL. Kim thrived at work for her employers and ultimately worked for Lincoln Property Company, CNL Retirement Corp. and ZOM, Inc. Kim's giving nature and caring soul were evident to all who came in contact with her. Kim's family and friends will miss her smiling face. Kim is survived by her husband, John and their daughter, Kelli, her parents, Art and Brenda Paradise, her brother, Joe Paradise and sister in law, Lavonna Paradise of Raleigh, NC, her mother in law, Janie Ross and father in law, Jack Ross, and nieces and nephews and tons of friends everywhere. To honor Kim's spirit and in lieu of flowers, you may donate to 26.2 Donna Fund to support breast cancer, hhtp:// To leave a special message visit A memorial service will be held at All Saints Lutheran Church, 12601 Balcombe Road, Orlando, FL 32837 at 5:30 pm on July 13, 2012.

Published by Orlando Sentinel on Jul. 11, 2012.
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We have fond memories. She has surely been missed.
Kay and John Brim
July 5, 2020
Our daughter Kristine had the joy to share in Kim's life and Sue and Don had the pleasure to know her, also. We are certain that she in in heaven looking down on all saying that she is fine and to remember the wonderful times all have shared.
Don and Sue Dunshee
July 5, 2019
We will miss you!
Your Moontide Staff
Veronica Patterson
July 17, 2012
Kim was truly a fighter. My family thoughts and prayers are always with you.
William & Dawn Greaney
July 16, 2012
Rest in peace Mrs. Ross. You touched many hearts and you defenatly touched mine. Your smile made everyone smile. You were like my second Mother, I love you Mrs. Ross. Kelli, you and or Mom are e strongest people I know. I am ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS there for you. If you need anything or want to talk, call me or let me know. I love you and your Mom very very much. I am very very very sorry for your loss. Love, Emily
Emily Solley
July 15, 2012
My prayers go out to the family. I remember Kim as a beautiful and sweet person. She is with the Lord now in a better place without pain.
Greg Foxworth
July 14, 2012
You are a child of God; we will pray for you.
P Bodden
July 14, 2012
Kim was such a wonderful person and will be missed dearly by all of those whose lives she touched. This is so sad but only God knows what plan he has for us and at times like this it is very difficult to understand God's plan for each of us. However, we must remain faithful and accept his plan however painful at the time. Our condolences to all of the Paradise and Ross families and we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dick & Donna Morehead
July 12, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Kim was an amazing fighter. I so admired her continuous positive attitude and her drive to continue living her life. She was a true inspiration to us all. May the wonderful memories you have help you all thru this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, please let us know if we can do anything.
The Byron Family
July 12, 2012
How rapidly the years have passed since the "roomate years" at Florida State and Kris's wedding. Kim and Don have been walking the journey together and Don would say that Kim has won! May she be at peace with the Lord and may He comfort you all.
Sue and Don Dunshee
July 12, 2012
Brenda & Art,
Our prayers go out to you and your family. We are truly so sorry for your loss, Cindy & Dane Starkey
July 12, 2012
Art and Brenda,
So sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.....
Greg and Francina Bing
July 12, 2012
Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family on the loss of your dear sister. We always heard great things about Kim. May God hold you close during this very difficult time.
Corkey and Pam Harvey
The Harveys
July 12, 2012
Our families thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Bruce & Gina Hodgson
July 12, 2012
Brenda, Art, and Joey,
We were so sorry to hear about Kim. What fun our children had together.May memories of Kim bring peace to your heart. You will be in our prayers.
Kay, John, Katherine, and Bill
Kay and John Brim
July 11, 2012
Dear Brenda and Art,
First thing today, I found out about Kim's passing. I can not express how deeply sorry I am for you two and your wonderful family, and the news took my breath away. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, and if there is anything I can do, please call. Your loss is tragic, and I am thankful that you have a strong support system and each other to help you through this. With love and sympathy...Amy
Amy Sessions
July 11, 2012
Prayers going out to the family for peace. Rebecca Nostrant. A Terry Parker Alumni class of 79
Rebecca Nostrant(Bibby)
July 11, 2012
Dear Art & Brenda,

We were so sorry to hear of Kim's passing. Although we never met her, we sensed her wonderful spirit even through her ordeal. We will continue to keep you in our prayers through this difficult time.
Dick & Margaret ORourke
July 11, 2012
John and Kelli,
I am so sorry Kim has passed. For over 20 years every time I saw her she made me laugh and smile like no other. She was so wonderful to be around because she was very special. She will be extremely missed and always loved forever. She must have been needed elsewhere very badly. All my love to her family in this difficult time.
Scott Ritchey
Scott Ritchey
July 11, 2012
I lost a very dear friend, who was like another daughter to me. I will miss her very much and that beautiful smile she always had on her face. Loved you Kim and you will always be in my heart. Bebe
Bertsy Solley
July 11, 2012
Art and Brenda,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. Our prayers are with your family.
Robin & Jeff Walukonis
July 11, 2012
John and family; I am so sorry. Kim was so special. To know her was to love her. She was a fighter in the truest sense. Now she has no more pain and is at rest and at peace with our Heavenly Father. God bless you and the family. BJ Wadeck MD Anderson
July 11, 2012
Art and Brenda, so sorry to learn of your loss. She fought the battle--with you by her side. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Bill and Marge Stancill
Marge Stancill
July 11, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers. I know you will look forward to being reunited with your loved one in an earthly paradise.
Jay Bay
July 11, 2012

I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Martin Atkinson
July 11, 2012
I am so very sorry to the family for your loss. Kim was a wonderful, kind person whom I had the pleasure of knowing. May God be with you at this difficult time.
July 11, 2012
Art and Brenda,
We are saddened to learn of this heartbreaking loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Stephen & Sharon Willett
July 11, 2012
The Terry Parker High School family sends our prayers and love to Kim's family in these hard days. We were blessed to have Kim in our lives and our classes.
David Roberts
July 11, 2012
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