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MARCELLUS DONELL GROSS

March 9, 1965 March 19, 2019
MARCELLUS DONELL GROSS
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Marcellus Donell Gross, affectionately known as Donell or Socks,
was born in Prince Frederick, Maryland on March 9, 1965 to
George Gross and Evelyn Brooks Smith. In the early morning
hours on Tuesday March 19, 2019, God sent his angel and called
Donell home.

Donell attended school in Calvert County, MD. As a child, Donell
was an active member of Mount Olive United Methodist Church
where he sang on the choir. In his early years, Donell enjoyed
playing football, softball, and basketball. He often bragged about
how he could beat everyone in the neighborhood. Donell attend Job
Corps, and worked various jobs including Victor Stanley, Smith
Lumber Company, and Ace Hardware Store. After several health
related issues, he retired from full-time work. Donell took up
gardening and never missed his favorite daytime television shows
"The Price Is Right" and "The Young and the Restless." He also
enjoyed fishing and cooking. Donell loved watching "The
Washington Redskins", as they were his favorite football team.

On March 9, 1990, Donell celebrated his birthday with the birth of
his only child Desheia Rochelle Gross, who was the love of his life.
Donell was a loving father and grandfather. He loved to have fun;
and always wanted to make you laugh. Donell was just a fun loving
kind of guy.

Donell was preceded in death by his sister: Pamela Rochelle
Mackall. He leaves to cherish his memories, his parents George
Gross (Theresa) and Evelyn Smith; one daughter - Desheia
Rochelle Gross; seven sisters - Janell Smith, Michelle Bowman
(George), Joanita Ayars (Jayson), Tyesha Gross, Constance Brown
(Linwood), Shannon McCray (Steve) and Waukita Mackall; four
brothers - Clinton Mackall (Shaiwian), Michael Smith, Asbury
Smith, III (Tiffany), and Derrick Gross; one granddaughter -
Kennedy Tucker; one Godson - Andre Booth; Special friend - Kim
Palmer; close family friends Warren Smith and Lavern Johnson,
and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and
friends.


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Visitation

Wednesday

27

Mar

10:00 AM 3/27/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/27/2019 11:00:00 AM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Service

Wednesday

27

Mar

11:00 AM 3/27/2019 11:00:00 AM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States
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