Robert Jordan Ross Jr.



On May 29, 1988, a miracle happened, and Robert Jordan Ross Jr. was born. His daddy named him, and he looked and acted just like him, but he was always his mama’s boy. He changed everyone’s life and to know him was a blessing.

Robert was not only spoiled by me, but his Granny Barbara as well. He stayed with her almost as much as he stayed with me. If it weren’t for her, I don’t think I would have been able to raise two kids. He was her heart and I am forever grateful to her.

As a child, R.J. was very adventurous. He enjoyed going to the beaches, amusement parks, and haunted houses. His favorite foods were boiled peanuts, macaroni and cheese, pizza, pickles, and oodles and noodles. R.J. and I never ended a phone call or left each other without saying “I love you,” …that was just our thing. I could go on and on with all the memories we shared but I will just hold them dear in my heart.

R.J. graduated from Lakewood High School in 2006. He later graduated from Central Carolina Technical College. He worked at Porter’s Fabrication where he was a laser operator.

R.J. was handsome, smart, funny, confident and he had a smile that would light up a room. He was very direct and cynical and thought of himself as “quite the genius.” He had a way of speaking that made everyone laugh and there was never a dull moment around him.
He absolutely loved to read. He even said he would “read a book about a book.” He loved all types of movies, music, and he is the only person I know that still bought vinyl records and would play them on his record player. His dream was to one day marry and have children of his own. I was so proud of him and all his many accomplishments.

On October 15, 2018 God called my babyboy home to be with him, although; I will never understand, His plans are not our plans. R.J. will be greeted with open arms by his grandfathers, Benny Ross Sr. and Benjamin Prosser Sr., his grandmother Lily C. Prosser and all his great grandparents on both sides.

He leaves behind a loving sister Brittany Ross (Kristy Ellisor) who he adored, protected, and loved with all his heart. He was so proud of her and although they were jealous of each other, they had a bond like no other: a bond that could never be broken.

R.J. is also survived by his loving father, Robert Jordan “Bobby” Ross Sr. and numerous aunts and uncles, Benny Ross Jr. (Janet), Johnny Ross, (who called him AYEJAYE SMAYJAYE and was the apple of his eye), Regina Schroeffer (Thomas), Adrienne Brown (Johnny) who also spoiled him just as much as his grandma and I did, Jackie Ross (Pamela), Debbie Nicholson (Jeff), Ellen Wadford (Jimmy), Benjamin Prosser Jr. (Charlene), Billy Prosser, Shannon Nicholson, and Rebecca Ward. R.J. also leaves behind a stepfather, Mark Bell, and two step-brothers, Nasir Bell and Amir Bell, whom he loved dearly.

My heart is completely broken into a million pieces and a part of it is gone. I cannot wait for the day that we will meet again, and I get to see your beautiful eyes and face and hold you in my arms again. I hope you know how much you were and always will be loved; by me, your dad, your little sister, your stepfather, your aunts, uncles, cousins, and many more.
Family will receive friends from 6-8 PM on October 18, 2018 and at other times at the home of 1776 Kolb Road Sumter, SC 29154. A celebration of his life will be held on October 19, 2018 at 11 AM at Bullock Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Holley officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jordan Ross, Scotty Zeiler, Michael Darin, Chase Ward, Jackie Ross Jr., Justin Tidwell, Justin Hunter, and Will Craft.

Bullock Funeral Home will oversee the arrangements.

Love Always & Forever My Babyboy,
*RJ’s Favorite Quote*
“If Everyday Was A Sunny Day, Then What’s A Sunny Day?”