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Dorothy (London) Ross

August 1, 1923 ~ November 2, 2023 (age 100) 100 Years Old
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Dorothy Ross Obituary


Dorothy L. Ross (nee London) of Milwaukee WI, age 100, was born to Eternal life on Thursday, November 2, 2023, in Las Vegas, NV where she lived and was cared for by her daughter and husband during her later years. 

Dorothy was born in Ethel Arkansas on August 1, 1923, the daughter of Robert and Marie (nee Scruggs) London. In her early years, after high school, Dorothy relocated to St Louis Mo, where she worked as an elevator operator and store clerk for several years.  She then moved to Milwaukee, WI in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s where she met and married her husband Lewis Ross Jr. They were married until his passing in 1971. 

Dorothy left a legacy of love for her family, friends, and church. She spent decades in service and worship at her church and her life works included helping and caring for others. Dorothy maintained a strong faith in God her entire life and stayed in prayer for her family, friends, and the world. She enjoyed mentoring young mothers, providing resources to help others overcome life challenges, as well as encouraging others with practical and spiritual guidance.  She had a love for gardening, planting and growing flowers, baking, and celebrating birthdays. She loved being outside in the sunshine.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her, mother and father Marie and Robert London, her sister Rosemary Williams, and brothers: Marion, Earnest, Robert, Harlan, and Marvin London, as well as other family members.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter and husband, Barbara (nee Ross) and Paul McCarthy of Las Vegas NV. Grandchildren: Michael Vasser II of Atlanta, GA, Kimberly (nee Vasser) and Nick Recupero of Pleasanton, CA, Paris Vasser of Pleasanton, CA, Danielle McCarthy of Las Vegas, CA, and Earl McCarthy of Sacramento, CA, her great grandson, Jordan Recupero of Pleasanton, CA, her youngest brother Mel London of Milwaukee, WI., and a host of nieces and nephews as well as close friends that loved her and will miss her.

Visitation will be held for Dorothy on Saturday, November 2, 2023, from 11:00 am until the time of Services at 12:00 Noon, all at Lamb of God Missionary Baptist Church, 8415 West Bradley Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224. Interment to follow at Graceland Cemetery.



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December 2, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Lamb of God Missionary Baptist Church
8415 West Bradley Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224

Funeral Service
December 2, 2023

12:00 PM
Lamb of God Missionary Baptist Church
8415 West Bradley Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224


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