Jimmie Ruth Ross
Jimmie Ruth Ross
  • September 18, 1925 - July 22, 2017
  • Fort Worth, Texas

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Jimmie Ruth Meek Ross went to be with the Lord on July 22, 2017 in Ft. Worth at the age of 91. She was a retired missionary of the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board, serving from 1950-1990. She and her husband, Rev. J. Wilson Ross, served 3 years in Costa Rica and Mexico before serving 37 years at the Baptist Spanish Publishing House in El Paso, Texas.

Jimmie Meek was born in Wolforth, Texas September 18, 1925. She graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas in 1946 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. She married Rev. John Wilson Ross, a fellow student on May 7, 1947. He preceded her in death in 1989. They had three children, Becky Jean born in 1949, Judy Marie born in 1952, and Gary Wilson born in 1958. Jimmie and Wilson moved to Ft. Worth to be near family in 1989 just before his passing, where she has resided ever since. Jimmie was a member of Gambrell St. Baptist Church.

She is survived by a sister, June Donohue, three children, Becky Ross, Judy Taylor, and Gary Ross, grandchildren Ed Taylor, Jessica Taylor, James Petty, Travis Petty, Christina Riley, Jennifer Ross and Amy Ross, great grandchildren Meela and Mikayla Petty and Lain Green.

Jimmie’s words at retirement: “ May we … working together, go into all the world that all who have never heard may have the privilege of knowing our Savior before ‘ the night cometh, when no man can work’ ”. John 9:4