Mary Ross

Mary Ross, age 89, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 22, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones. She was known to all as “Grandma Mary” truly had a servant’s heart. Mary brought laughter and joy to her co-workers, but her true joy came from serving within the Pea Ridge community and beyond.

She was a faithful member of Bethel Church and the Pea Ridge Seniors. No Doubt, “Grandma Mary” has joined other Pea Ridge Pillars and is now singing a new song. She is preceded by her parents, Wilmer and Gladys Lawley; husband, Roy Ross; daughter, Deborah DeMerle; 5-brothers and 4-sisters, Chief, J. T., C. W., Clifford, and Bobby Lawley, Juanita Pickett, DeMerle Goggins, Bet Harper, and Wilner Thompson.

Mary is survived by her son, Tim Ross (Cindy); 4-grandchildren, 9-great-grandchildren, and 1-great-great-grandchild, and many other friends whom loved her.

Services for Mary will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at Bethel Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m., with visitation held one hour prior to her service. Officiating her service will be Sam Ross. A burial will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery in Pea Ridge. Charter Funeral Home in Calera handling arrangements for the family.


  1. Cathy Barnett on December 25, 2023 at 5:43 am

    So sorry for your loss. Remembering the family during this time. Love from Cathy & Wayne

  2. Donna Allen Wyatt on December 26, 2023 at 11:42 pm

    My heart goes out to Mary’s family and friends. She was a wonderful lady. Mother, Daddy & I loved her. Heaven got another great one.

  3. Dianne Pickett on December 27, 2023 at 1:35 am

    Praying for peace and comfort for the family.
    Dianne Pickett