Mr. Paul Ross, Sr. was born on April 8, 1942 in Darlington, South Carolina, the son of the late Julius and Queen Ester Ross. He was educated in the Darlington County public schools.
When of age, Paul ventured to New York, where he then settled in Yonkers, making that his home. Amid holding several odd jobs, he successfully landed employment with General Motors in Tarrytown, New York for over 40 years until his transfer to Georgia. During his tenure in New York, He joined the Progressive Lodge #64 Masonic Temple, where he was a lifetime member.
While residing in Georgia, he became a member of the Greater Grace Christian Church, under the leadership of Pastor Jesse Halbert, Jr. He was an appointed trustee and deacon. He enjoyed participating in the community outreach program with his church family. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Rosa Mae Johnson, Frances Mae Blakney and Girlean Grooms and a brother, James Edward Ross.
Surviving to cherish the memory and maintain his legacy are his sons, Terry Allens, Steve A. Waiters (Edna), of Lamar, South Carolina, Paul Ross, Jr. (Dolores), of Winder, Georgia, and James Gregory Ross and one daughter, Sandra D. Ross of Yonkers, New York. Adopted son, Leroy Commander, of Mount Vernon, New York and an honorable daughter, Allegrah Abrams, of Spring Valley, New York. He is also survived by two sisters, Alice Mae Jacobs and Betty Jean Jacobs of Hartsville, South Carolina, one brother, Julius Ross, Jr. of Mississippi, and a dear uncle, Chester Reed, also of Hartsville, South Carolina, as well as a dear nephew, Robert Blakney of Elmsford, New York. A host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, godchildren, nieces, nephews, and dear family friends.