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MARY C. GROSS

June 14, 1932 February 3, 2020
MARY C. GROSS
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MARY CLEMENTINE JONES, known to some as (Baby Sis) was born June 14, 1932 to the late Harry A. (Hance), and Mary Magdelene (Maggie) Jones of Calvert County Maryland. She was educated in Calvert County Public School. Mary departed on February 3, 2020 at home.

Mary was joined in matrimony to the love of her life, the late Woodrow Gross Sr. and who she affectionately referred to as "Pepsi" for 68 years. From this union they were blessed with eight children, three sons: Woodrow Jr. (Woody), the late Kevin Leroy Gross, and Charles Melvin. Five daughters: Linda Jean, Phyllis Carlene, Doris Ann, Velma Lee, and Cherylene.

Mary began working as a domestic worker/caregiver for some very special families to include the Gemmell's, of Crofton Maryland, the Anderson's, and the Jones's of Huntingtown, Maryland which were very dear to her.

During her early years of caring for her husband and children, Mary visited and joined the Bethel Way of the Cross of Huntingtown, Maryland on March 1, 1959 under the leadership of Bishop Jacob Greene, where she was baptized in Jesus name. She then went on to become a member of the Flower Club, the Missionary Board, and the Treasurer of the choir.

She was also a member of Mt. Gethsemane Church of Huntingtown, Maryland, serving on the Missionary Board, and the Senior Choir under the leadership of Bishop, Robert D. Watts. Her commitment to the church gave her much joy, and comfort.

In her loving nature, Mary enjoyed and always welcomed when friends and family would stop by. It warmed her heart just to know she and her family were being thought of. She enjoyed her visits with her niece Doris "Midget" Jones, her brother John "Sonny" Jones, her nephew Irving Cooke Jr., her special friend Sister Emma Easton, her in-laws: Madeline and Andrew Gross, and many other close friends and family. She would always welcome anyone with open arms. Many can attest to her being a warm and loving host because she received a
genuine happiness from being around others and in return they received a home cooked meal, her homemade desserts, and root beer but above all they received her amazing spirit, wit, and virtuous wisdom. There is not one encounter anyone could have with Mary where she didn't refer to her undying faith in Jesus and the word. She always found a way to solve problems, give advice, and encourage others through her own faith and provided a comfort that was appreciated by so many.

Words cannot express how captivating Mary's spirit was. She prayed without ceasing for her loved ones. She preached what she believed regardless of her audience to make sure her efforts were heard, and if that wouldn't work, she would sing or hum gospel songs. Tue material things in life did not hold value to Mary. She would much rather read her bible, go outside to watch her flowers and trees, or swap stories while sitting around the kitchen table amongst her friends and loved ones. Her life was so fulfilled in ways our world overlooks today.

Mary was an honor to know as she was the very example of a heart of pure gold, and unconditional love. She will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by many family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her seven children; daughter-in-law, Leslie Gross; son-in-law, Ralph Gray; Brother, John "Sonny" (Pearl Jones); special Niece, Doris Jones, "Midget"; In-laws: Andrew, (Madeline Gross), Major Jr. (Teresa Gross), and Sarah, wife of late William Clifford Gross; Nine grandchildren, Shoron Gross, Brian McKay, Nicole McKay, Ralph Gray (Boo), Chen Lofton, Shannon Gray, Courtney Gray, Lattice Gross and Latrell Gross; four great-grandchildren, Zanaya, Bracy, Da'Kari, and Jaleel.

Preceding her in death: husband, Woodrow Gross Sr., her son, Kevin Leroy Gross, sisters, Alice Cook and Daphne Brown, and her brothers Frank Jones, and Morgan Jones.


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Visitation

Saturday

15

Feb

10:00 AM 2/15/2020 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/15/2020 11:00:00 AM
Mt. Gethsemane Holiness Church

676 Ponds Wood Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Mt. Gethsemane Holiness Church
676 Ponds Wood Road Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States

Service

Saturday

15

Feb

11:00 AM 2/15/2020 11:00:00 AM
Mt. Gethsemane Holiness Church

676 Ponds Wood Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Mt. Gethsemane Holiness Church
676 Ponds Wood Road Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Saturday

15

Feb

1:15 PM 2/15/2020 1:15:00 PM
Sewell Memorial Gardens

134 Tobacco Ridge Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Memorial Gardens
134 Tobacco Ridge Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States
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