Memphis Funeral Home

5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN


Eunice T. Gross

March 27, 1932January 13, 2020

Eunice Thompson Gross of Memphis, Tennessee, died on January 13, 2020, at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville, Tennessee. She was 87 at the time of her death. Funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 3755 North Germantown Road, Bartlett, Tennessee, with Brother Don Marston officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 11:00 -1:00. A private family burial will be at Memphis Memory Gardens. Memphis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eunice was born on March 27, 1932, to parents, John W. and Lena S. Thompson in Collierville, Tennessee. Her family moved to Desoto County, Mississippi, where she graduated from Hernando High School. She then moved to Memphis where she began her career with Bell South until her retirement 39 years later.

Married to Thomas Garner Gross in 1952, they had two children, Barbara Gross Rogers (Bill) of Corinth, Mississippi, and Phillip Wayne Gross (Vickey) of Arlington, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Jessica Nicole Gross and Coleman Wayne Gross and one great-grandchild Piper Annabelle Gross.

A longtime member of McLean Baptist Church, Eunice moved to Lutheran Village in Raleigh and joined Faith Baptist Church. She was the first volunteer at Saint Francis Hospital Bartlett; in the sewing circle at Faith and enjoyed making baby quilts to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

She enjoyed her flowers, quilting, embroidery and making gifts for friends. She was a long time exhibitor of the Mid-South Fair and enjoyed making things with her hands.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 41 years, T. Garner Gross. Survivors include her children and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Cancer Center, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the charity of your choice.


  • Barbara Gross Rogers (Bill), Daughter
  • Phillip Wayne Gross (Vickey), Son
  • Jessica Nicole Gross, Grandchild
  • Coleman Wayne Gross, Grandchild
  • Piper Annabelle Gross, Great-grandchild
  • She was preceded in death by her parents, John W. and Lena S. Thompson,and her husband of 41 years, T. Garner Gross.

  • West Cancer Center
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 16, 2020


Eunice T. Gross

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Ruby AtwAter

January 17, 2020

Shared our love for Faith Baptist Church and the Connection Classes held there.
Love and Prayers for All Who Loved You So Much, Ruby Atwater

Pat Oaks

January 15, 2020

I'm praying for your family during this great loss,
Ms.Eunice was a sweet lady. I will treasure my hand made goodies she gave me and always remember the time she went to wal- mart with Coco Puff. She will be missed. With Love, Pat