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Mrs. Barbara J. Gross, 76, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center.          
She was born in Richmond on January 11, 1941, to the late Brownie and Minnie Holland James. Barbara attended the Fountain Park First Church of God in Richmond over 40 years. She was a retired employee of Robinson Tool & Die / Irvine Industries where she worked for over 40 years and made many lifelong friends. Nana Barb loved on many young people in the last 15 years each knowing they were her favorite.
Mrs. Gross is survived by: her two sons, Jerry Gross, and Tim Gross (Melissa); grandsons, Dalton and Dustin Gross; brother, Bobby James (Madrue); very special in-laws, J.A. and Pat Gross, and Helen James; many nieces and nephews are included in her large and loved family.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Gross, and her brother, Brownie James, Jr.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2017, at the Fountain Park First Church of God, 5000 Secretariat Dr., Richmond, with Rev. Elder Goble and Rev. Ben Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Pallbearers will be: Trey Gross, Blake Gross, Anthony James, Michael Brock, David Scott James and Alex Knuckles
The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published on June 16, 2017
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