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Jean Roxanne Gross, 70

Jean Roxanne Gross, 70, of Little Rock, returned to the One who created her, on June 10th, 2017.  She is survived by her daughter, Amanda Gross and grandson, Patrick Henry Russell, both of Houston, Texas, and her brother, Randy Eoff, and his wife Carolyn, also of Houston Texas, as well as her beloved cat, Meesul.  She also leaves behind many extended family and friends, including Hal Murray, Jim Sharp, and Lisa Williams, all of Harrison, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her son, Gregory Scott Gross, a sister, Tina Kay Eoff, her loving Uncle Herman and Aunt Bess Murray, a grandmother, Mary Florence Eoff, her biological parents, Loy Cecil Eoff and Linda Fern Langford Eoff, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins including Floyd and Ada Murray, Garland and Edith Gibson, Lowell Murray, and Martha Murray Williams.

Born Loy Jean Eoff of Harrison, Arkansas, on August 23rd, 1946, the nickname Roxanne was derived from a beautiful, sleek, reddish mare, that had a long flowing mane, whom she named Roxy. The horse was a gift bought by her Aunt Bess and Uncle Herman (Murray). She loved to run, play with a mind of her own, and was subject to do anything. Roxanne approached life with zest and laughter.  Simply and beautifully, she was a mother, a grandmother, a sister, an aunt, a friend and a warrior.  As we celebrate and honor her, we keep in mind the words of Dr. Seuss: Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

A celebration of life will be held in North Little Rock at the ClubHouse at 123 7th Street on Sunday, June 18th from 1:15 to 3:15.  All are welcome.  She will be interned on June 24th, 2017 at Maplewood Cemetery in Harrison, Arkansas next to her beloved son, Scotty.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Arkansas State Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at https://afsp.org/chapter/af sp-arkansas/ or The Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency at http://www.arora.org/ or via phone 501.907.9150. 

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400

 

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9 Comments

  • Sondra Griffin Posted June 15, 2017 5:43 PM

    RIP: Pretty lady. I feel I know you through Michael, who loved you heart and soul.

  • Michael Dean Shelton Posted June 15, 2017 7:41 PM

    Our bond was forged over losing a loved one. . In the darkest moments of the journey we had each other to turn to. We also learned to laugh again amidst the pain. You were a beautiful gift in my journey and I will miss you so much. Love, Michael

  • Suzanne Sharp Posted June 15, 2017 7:49 PM

    A joyful reunion was held in heaven on June 10th.

  • Lisa Reed Posted June 15, 2017 9:10 PM

    We had a wonderful friendship we would text and send photos of our cats and funny memes, she came in to my life right after I lost my son and it was really good for both of us. I love her, she’s free and happy with the Lord and her son. I will miss her deeply

  • Christie Woodall Posted June 16, 2017 7:17 AM

    Rest In Peace Miss Jean. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  • Pam Walston Posted June 16, 2017 9:39 AM

    I only knew Jean briefly but she was a kind and loving person. She reached out to me and made me feel she truly cared.about me. Her joy and light will e missed.

  • Sherry Ferguson Posted June 16, 2017 3:59 PM

    What an incredible woman! The life she lived was amazing. She was touched by deep tragedy which left her soul scarred, but unbroken. She was so much stronger than the things that tried to harm her. I miss her.

  • Amanda Gross Posted June 16, 2017 5:31 PM

    Mom, I know you are with Scotty. Please tell him I’m still waiting to see him in my dreams. You two can visit me there anytime. I’m doing my very best to honor your legacy. In these past weeks I’ve been reminded by so many people that you touched, moved, and inspired them. Many loved you and saw you for the incredible life force you had. Your grandson Patrick and I will continue on. I hold him much tighter these days. I’m a good mommy and know you and Scotty will watch over us. You will not be defined by your headstone dates but by the dash. You had one hell of a dash! With love, Mandy and Patrick Henry.

  • Ann Rademacher Posted June 18, 2017 10:02 AM

    I met my friend Roxanne in our neighborhood, and soon learned we shared a love of animals. We became friends, and I frequently stopped by to visit her and her beloved cat Meesul. I learned she was part of a loving community as she shared how important it was to her. I will very much miss Roxanne and her funny text messages.

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