Barbara Ann Cross
March 22, 1932 – January 8, 2021
Barbara Waterston Cross, 88, passed peacefully on Friday, January 8, 2021. A resident of Winter Park, Florida, she was born in Tampa, Florida and spent her youth in Daytona Beach where she loved the ocean, beach, sun and sand. Barbara was a graduate of Mainland High School.
A beloved wife, mother, and friend, Barbara married Charles ‘Chuck’ Cross in Winter Park, FL 54 years ago and raised their family in Orlando.
Barbara was a voracious reader and avid gardener, with a special joy for tending to her orchids. Barbara never met a stranger and especially enjoyed socializing with friends.
In their later years, Barbara and Chuck traveled extensively; some of their favorite trips were to Croatia and Egypt.
Barbara was a member of the First United Methodist Church Winter Park.
Barbara will be forever loved and missed by her husband, Chuck Cross; her son, Lee (Sandy) Cross of St. Pete, Florida; her daughter, Kacy (Karen) Miller-Cross of Colorado Springs, Colorado; her stepchildren, Katherine (Randy) Laza of Dayton,Texas and Michael (Vicky) Dominy of San Antonio, Texas; her brother, Bob (Chris) Waterston of Jacksonville, Florida; and extended family and many dear friends.
Barbara was preceded in death by her father, RJ Waterston II and mother, Helen Waterston.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Barbara to Leu Gardens Orlando or AdventHealth Hospice Care Central Florida. At Barbara’s request, no services will be held.
Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints in the snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die. (Author Unknown)
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Barbara Ann Cross
January 18, 2021
I was very sad to hear of Barbara’s passing. Keeping you in my thoughts.
January 17, 2021
Barbara was always a faithful and active member of the Englewood Park Neighborhood Association. She was always there to serve and help whenever asked to do so. She will always be remembered and appreciated for her friendship and service to the community.
Bob and Vicky Crozier
January 16, 2021
Barbara was a beloved friend and employee for over 35 years. She and I worked together for over 25 years. Our children were considered as her grandchildren. In fact, the first day we started working together was the day after our son was born. She was always so kind and thoughtful of others. We continued to see her after she retired and have some fond memories of dinner with them at Roy’s. We will miss her dearly and cherish the memories of our time together.
January 15, 2021
Barbara was a great caring neighbor. Missed her when she moved. May she rest in peace in Heaven.
January 14, 2021
A neighbor for 17 years, she and Chuck were examples to us all. Every time I would ask someone if they knew Barbara Cross, the answer was always the same “Everybody knows Barbara Cross. She is such a nice lady.” I will always remember Barbara as the one who stood tallest among the strong. I have no doubt she is teaching the class “How to be a good example to others while here in Heaven”.
January 14, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. She and Chuck were our neighbors for many years.
January 11, 2021
Sad to know of your Mom’s passing. I’m sure she would have appreciated the kind words said about her in the obituary . The final paragraph with the quote is beautiful.