Anne Pearson Ross

March 17, 1943February 10, 2013

Anne Pearson Ross

Mrs. Ross, 69, of Emerald Isle, NC and Charlotte, NC, passed away on February 10, 2013 at her home in Charlotte. She was born on March 17, 1943 in Wilmington, DE, a daughter of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Clark Pearson.

Anne Pearson Ross received degrees in Art and Education from the University of Delaware and East Carolina University. In 1964 she married Tom Ross and they moved to Kinston, NC. Anne was an art teacher at Kinston High School (15 years) and at Coastal Carolina Community College (4 years). She was an artist, active volunteer in her community and a member of the Carolina Artist Studio Gallery in Morehead City. Anne and Tom retired in Emerald Isle, NC where she enjoyed to paint, sail, bike and travel. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Anne Ross is survived by husband of 48 years, Thomas Ross; four children, Andrew Ross, Lauren Bowley, Katherine Catron, all of Charlotte, NC; and Sarah Ross of Chicago, IL; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11am on March 4th at St. Mildred Catholic Church, 653 Old Hammock Rd., Swansboro, NC. The family will receive friends following the service at the family’s home. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28204.

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  • Memorial Mass Monday, March 4, 2013


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James Clavin

March 3, 2013

Mrs Ross was a great godmother to me, and I remember her from so many fond memories of summers in EI. I miss her. My condolences and prayers to you.

February 18, 2013

Thank you to all who have given best wishes and prayers. Mom was a strong and vibrant woman and will be missed by family and friends. She is in a better place where she can once again teach, paint and plant flowers. God bless you Mom...miss you.


Jon & Casey Catron

February 17, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. We remember our experiences with Anne fondly.

lura mclean fulcher

February 16, 2013

Anne was such fun to be uplifting and inspiring. I was sad when she moved to Charlotte but glad she had her family. I am sorry for your loss.
Lura M. Fulcher

Sharon and Jerry Kanter

February 16, 2013

We are so sorry to learn of your family's great loss. May all your years of happy memories of Anne come, in time, to comfort you. We are holding you in our thoughts.

Mary Herring Drummond

February 15, 2013

Mrs. Ross was my art teacher at KHS as well as my mother's neighbor at EI back in the late 1980s. She was so kind to my mother while my mother was was sick with cancer. Please know I will be keeping you close in thought and prayer.

Jeff McMahon

February 15, 2013

My two oldest children still vividly remember the day Mrs Ross invited them over for an "art day" at your house in EI 8 years ago. Even today they talk about how much fun Mrs Ross and that day was. They still have a keen interest in and love of art.

Thank You Mrs Ross.

Jeff, Jennifer, Katelyn, Joshua, and Emily McMahon

judy dickinson

February 15, 2013

Our family sends you and your family prayers and condolences for your recent loss. Anne was a special person and will be sorely missed. May God look after you in the days and weeks to come.
The Dickinsons

Cher Cannon

February 15, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Mrs Ross. I have so many fond memories of her and the Ross family. I always think of you guys every time I go by the house you lived in on St. James Place. Praying for all of you.

Julia Hodge Cowlbeck

February 15, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Ross family. I have such good memories of time spent at your house in Kinston Your mom was a very special person!