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Wanda Ross Hairston

October 1, 1962 May 20, 2018
Wanda Ross Hairston
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Obituary for Wanda Ross Hairston

On Sunday, May 20, 2018 in the early afternoon hours our beloved Wanda Ross-Hairston slipped into the loving arms of her heavenly father. She was born on October 1, 1962 in Chicago, IL, to the late James Ervin Ross, Sr. and Elsie Marie Witcher-Ross. Wanda was the second born of four siblings and was preceded in death by her older brother James E. Ross, Jr.

Wanda accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. She later joined Galilee Missionary Baptist Church (now the GHOW), under Bishop Dr. Michael Penn. She was President of the Nursing Ministry, Assistant Director of Praise Dance Team and participated in other departments of the church when needed. She was quiet, sweet spirited, and devoted to the Lord.

Upon moving to the Henry County area she graduated from Laurel Park High School, worked in the textile industry for a number of years, pursued a nursing degree from Patrick Henry Community College, and she then continued to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science Nursing degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, she continued to work as a R.N. B.S.N. until her health declined.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband of 29 years, Ronald L. (Wig) Hairston; two sons, Jimmy Jerrod (Tosha) Hairston of Martinsville, VA and G. Brandon (Shirkina) Hairston of Douglasville, GA; one step-daughter, India Freeman-Penn of Ohio; and two siblings, Roderick (Teresa) Ross, Sr. and Felicia (Lorenzo) Ross-Martin both of Martinsville, VA.

She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Jimiyah, Tiasia, Titiana, Jimarion, Breyon, Christian, Anijah, Tramaine, Angela, and Iyana. She is also survived by a host of beloved aunts, uncles neices, nephews, cousins and friends.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Martinsville, VA is serving the Hairston family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrsifuneral.com.


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Visitation

Friday

25

May

9:30 AM 5/25/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:00 AM 5/25/2018 10:00:00 AM
Galilean House of Worship

5078 A L Philpott Hwy
Martinsville, VA 24112

Galilean House of Worship
5078 A L Philpott Hwy Martinsville 24112 VA
United States

Funeral

Friday

25

May

10:00 AM 5/25/2018 10:00:00 AM
Galilean House of Worship

5078 A L Philpott Hwy
Martinsville, VA 24112

Galilean House of Worship
5078 A L Philpott Hwy Martinsville 24112 VA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

New Design Holiness Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

707 Sontag Road
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

707 Sontag Road Rocky Mount 24151 VA
United States
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