He was united in Holy Matrimony March 23, 1927 to Beverly Harper, unto this union 5 children were born.
H was an Army Veteran ranked as a Supply Sergeant. Bishop Ross worked at the UK Medical Center for 31 years and retired as the Manager of Medical Photography Department. He is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, Past President of the Northside Lions Club and the Black Church Coalition. Bishop Ross is a Kentucky Colonel and a Board Member of African Cemetery #2.
By being faithful and always fond of working for the Lord, he was ordained as a Minister, Elder, Pastor and Bishop. He has pastored the Star of Bethlehem Church since 1966. In 1974, he was appointed Bishop of the Baptized Pentecostal Church of Holiness, Inc. He along with Bishop W.A. Jones, Jr. Vice Chairman of the Corporation and Pastor of the Baptized Pentecostal Church of Holiness, Louisville, KY continue to lead the flock. Under his leadership the Star of Bethlehem Church has more than tripled in growth. Bishop has given a lifetime of commitment and service to the Lord.
He was truly a great Father, Pastor, Brother, Uncle, Grandfather, Cousin and friend and died beloved by all. A place is vacant in our hearts that never can be filled.
Survivors are his devoted and loving wife, Mrs. Beverly Ross; three sons, Elder Raymond (Pamela) Ross, Jr., Elder Ronald L. (Shelia) Ross, Sr., and Randall H. (Regina) Ross; two daughters, Brenda Ross, and Nietta (Jeffrey) Walker; ten grandchildren; one great-grandson; step-mother, Ann Ross; father and mother-in-law, James and Pernell Christian; five sisters, Mary Freeman, Anna Turner, Naomi Conley, Barbara Wallace, and Phyllis Epsy; three brothers, Minister William H. Ross, Jr., David and Michael Ross; 5 aunts, Mrs. Ruth Webster, Mrs. Rachel Ross, Mrs. Louise Adams (Dillard), Mrs. Flora (Sanford) Pinkston, Sr., Mrs. Noah Williams and Mrs. Addie Clay Brown; once uncle, Elder William (Pastor Sarah) Saunders; two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends and a loving Church family.