Carrie was the 4th daughter of B Miller and Ida Adams, making her grand appearance on December 21, 1932 and passed away December 29, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, her four sisters and all remaining relatives of her generation.
Known by her 4 sisters for hiding their clothes after showers and never picking her fair share of cotton, she was a force to be reckoned with from the start. Carrie grew up around Corsicana, working from an early age to help the family survive. She waited tables at a local café until returning to get her GED, which landed her at Western Electric where she worked loyally for years.
Carrie married Sol (Dick) Ross on August, 9 1952. They would be blessed with 4 children, Randall Ross, John Ross and wife Rhonda, Lynda Gordon and husband John, and Glenda Bland and husband Stanley. Dick and Carrie would spend 25 years in Forney, TX; being active members of the First Baptist Church and collecting a slew of friends to keep them busy playing dominos and coming over for home cooked meals. The two would conquer the ins and outs of marriage together for 44 years until his passing in March of 1997. Carrie was Gramma to 7 grand children, 17 great grand children, and a multitude of others she would become their “Gramma Ross” due to her unrelenting pursuit to show love to anyone and everyone she ever came in contact with.
Her grandchildren Amber Knowlton, Lance Ross, Jennifer Phillips, Jeffrey Bland, Joshua Ross, Rebecka Ross and Zachary Ross were some of her most favorite people, and she never missed an opportunity to brag on them, their spouses and their babies. A devout Cowboys fan who would anxiously watch every Sunday to scream t the tv, slap the floor, disagree with the unfair referees and try to X out the opposing team’s field goal kickers from her own living room.
She was known for wearing angel pins, giving angel pins and embodying God’s love to all she came in contact with. Carrie would feed you, pray for you and welcome you into her home s soon as she met you. Not a day went by that she wasn’t introducing herself to new people, checking on her lifelong friends or cooking up tens of dozens of pecan muffins and cakes to take to the bank, grocery store and insurance company where her friends were. Just to say “Hi” and let them know she was thinking about them.
Carrie was grateful to find love with Vernon Vest and the two married in April of 1998. They would only spend a brief 19 months together before his passing in 1999 from lung cancer. Later in life she would return to waiting tables in her seventies after the loss of her husband where her joys of serving others and chatting about the day’s news collided perfectly at the Smokehouse. She met lifelong friends and spent years working lunches and becoming a part of Alfredo and Maria’s family. Who loved and cherished her until the end.
Carrie would stumble across love again when she mat Frank “Gus” Gusler after a friend told her about a seventy something year old man she should meet for coffee. Carrie reluctantly met Gus assuming he would be much too old for her although she herself was in her seventies. These two would become partners in crime for 8 glorious years until he passed away in May of 2016.
Carrie will be tremendously missed by her family and all the friends she leaves behind. But we take great solace in knowing she is dancing her days away with all eternity with Christ, our Savior with a new mind and body, but the same amazing soul that touched the lives of so many during her 88 years on earth.