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Karen Dawn Ross

May 3, 1971 ~ June 25, 2020 (age 49)


Ms. Karen Dawn Ross daughter of Mrs. Alice Ledbetter Ross and the late Cecil Jesse Ross, Jr. was born May 3, 1971 in Union County, North Carolina. And departed this life on Thursday, June 25 2020 at Atrium Health Care-Union, Monroe, North Carolina. 

Karen became a member of the Cappadocia GFBH Church in the Burnsville Community at a early age. She attended Forest Hills High School and was a 1990 graduate. Karen enjoyed making others laugh and putting the most beautiful smile on the face of others. Karen loved to cook, she would feed anybody who stopped by and was hungry.

Karen was preceded in death by her two sons: Denzel Bittle and Malik Bittle and her father: Cecil Jesse Ross, Jr. 


Karen leaves to cherish her fond memories: Her son: Khalil Harris of Marshville, North Carolina. Mother: Mrs. Alice Ledbetter Ross of Marshville, North Carolina Step father: Martin Sturdivant of Marshville, NC. Her fiancee'.: Marcus Timmy Howard of the home.  Brothers: Jesse McClendon and Justin Melton of Polkton, North Carolina. Sisters: Cecilla Ross of Marshville, North Carolina, Jessica Clyburn ( Antonio) of Monroe, North Carolina and Shannon Burns of Charlotte, North Carolina. A special niece: Paris S. Williams. Her four besties, Teresa Chambers, LaKeish Dockery, Tammy Moses and Karen Gillespie. five god children: Ryan Jones, Sakoryia Marsh, Damien (Nu Nu) Johnson, Aaliyah Johnson, Lyria Johnson. Four aunts,. one great-aunt, eight uncles and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other family members and friends Her bonus dad whom she loved dearly Horace Tarlton of Cheraw, S.C.  

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July 3, 2020

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bennie Blakely Jr. Memorial Chapel
714 East Franklin Street
Monroe, NC 28110

Funeral Service
July 4, 2020

12:00 PM
705 North Elm Street, Marshville, North Carolina
705 North Elm Street
Marshville, NC 28103

July 4, 2020

2:00 PM
Williams Cemetery
866 Old U.S. 74
Polkton, NC 28135

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