Jeanette Ross

Obituary of Jeanette Ross

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Jeanette J. Ross, 77 of Efland, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly, on February 28, 2022 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.


Born October 05, 1944 in New Bedford Mass, oldest daughter of James Benjamin Johnson and Hazel Reid Johnson six children, James B Johnson Jr, Barbara Ann Williams, Joyce Sheila Ireland, Kenneth B Johnson and Sylvia J Lanning, all deceased. She was also preceded by her husband, Adam J. Ross and infant son Jeffery G. Hardee.  


Her family returned to Mebane when she was an infant where she grew up and attended school, graduating from Mebane High School.   She retired from Duke University, Service Coordinator of West II Housing, after working nearly 30 years. 


Jeanette is survived by her daughter, Janet “Jan” McKinney (Kinzie Butcher) of McClellanville, SC and son James “Jay” Hardee Jr. (Kaitlyn Matthews) of Cedar Grove, NC.  

Jeanette especially loved being a grandmother, “Nanny” to her six grandchildren, Bradley “Brad” Thomason (Devin), Brittney Dowey (Joseph “Scuba”), Rebeka “Beka” Rose (Caleb), Jonathan “Johnny” McKinney, Amanda Hardee and Matthew “Matt” McKinney.  Her six great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter.  Many nieces, nephews and cousins. And numerous folks she claimed as her family.


She enjoyed spending time with family, as well as tending to her plants and flowers, cooking, canning, writing poetry, an avid Duke Basketball fan, by far her favorite hobby was watching NASCAR.  


Jeanette’s children will be hosting a celebration of her life later this Spring.  


Walker's Funeral Home of Mebane is assisting the Ross family.

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