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Madie Ross Aug. 29, 1916 -- March 17, 2006

Madie Ross, a homemaker, died Friday in her Buffalo home after a brief illness. She was 89.

Born Madie Jackson in Laran, La., she attended public schools there.

Mrs. Ross moved to Buffalo with her family in 1967.

A homemaker all her life, she had been a member of Greater Hope Baptist Church since 1989.

Her husband, Lawrence, died about 10 years ago.

Surviving are four daughters, Pearl, Lola, Relda and Annie, all of Buffalo; eight sons, Ondell of Spearsville, La., Ollie of Salem, N.J., and Willie, Hersey, Eddie, Billy, Floyd and John, all of Buffalo; a sister, Vernestine Roberts of Cleveland; 39 grandchildren; 84 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Greater Hope Baptist Church, Verplanck Street, after a wake at noon. Burial will be in St. Matthew's Cemetery, West Seneca.


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