Sister Bettye J. Ross was born on October 14, 1941 in Lancaster, SC. She was the first child out of seven of the late Deacon James Johnson and Sister Bernice Bailey Johnson of Lancaster, SC. She departed this life on August 18, 2018 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD. Her mother, father, brother, sister (Bernice Johnson, James Johnson, Mary Cureton and Willie Johnson) preceded her to the grave. She was baptized in The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of The Apostolic Faith, Inc. in the late 1980’s and tarried until she received the gift of the Holy Ghost. She worked for the Federal Governments in the Washington, DC area for many years until she retired in the mid 1990’s. She attended the Washington DC branch
church where she would worship the Lord, cook, prepare meals, snacks or assist as needed for the work of the Lord.
She leaves behind one son, Allen James (Jill) Ross of Laurel, MD; Three granddaughters Nazaree Ross, Jaylah Ross and Aniya Ross of Laurel, MD; Three brothers, Robert James Johnson, Edward (Brenda) Johnson and Joseph Johnson of Lancaster, SC; One sister-in-law, June Lowe of Lackawanna, NY and one brother-in-law, Jonas Ross of Batavia, NY. In addition she leaves behind several nieces, nephews,relatives and friends who will dearly miss her, including a large church family.