Dawn E. Ross

Born on 06/08/1994

Departed on 05/23/2013

Resided in Louisa County, Virginia

Dawn Elizabeth “Duckie” Ross, 18, of Louisa County, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, along side her boyfriend, Derrick E. Burford.

Dawn, born June 8, 1994, was a lifelong resident of Louisa and volunteered at the Louisa Moose Lodge #2065 for many events.

Survivors include her father Mark P. Ross Sr.; grandparents Millie Ross of Louisa and Herbert Gene and Elliewood Dorman of Albemarle; brothers Andrew Blake Ross and wife Mary of Pittsburgh, PA and Mark Preston Ross Jr. of Shady Grove, MD; sisters Lanessa Brown of Charlottesville, Brittny Ross of Pittsburgh, Marenia and Cynthia Ross of Louisa and Dakota Bogart of Albemarle; and many other extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents Ollie Sprouse and Selesse Rebecca Summitt; grandfather Leonard Ross; aunt Nancy Pruitt; cousins Charles Pruitt, Christina Garr and Nevaeh Beason; uncle Bobby Pruitt; and sister Katrina Lynn Brown.

The family will receive friends from 5-8pm Wednesday, May 29 at Woodward Funeral Home.

A service will be held at 11am Thursday, May 30 at New Life Community Church. Interment will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in her name to the University of VA Children’s Hospital, 1215 Lee St., Charlottesville, VA 22903 or to the Louisa Moose Lodge #2065.

24 thoughts on Dawn E. Ross

  1. Susie on said:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. So deeply saddened and send my condolances to the Ross Family

  2. Chicklet and Steve and Jacob Ladd on said:

    our hearts & prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

  3. Regina and Alan Collier on said:

    To Mark and Family,
    My sincerest love and sympathies are with you .
    love ,
    Cousin Gina and Alan

  4. SHAWN SHELTON on said:


  5. Lorraine Foster on said:

    The memories of Ducky will always be with me. We had great times together at Bingo working together in the little kitchen. I will never forget her beautiful smile her contagious laughter. She was the type of person who would do anything for anyone. The best in the world. What I hold dear to me most is the hug from May 22, 2013 evening Awards Ceremony. The last hug I will ever have from Ducky. Fly and sing with the Angels Ducky because you were truly one of them here on earth. God Bless and R.I.P.

  6. Kiarah "Kiki" Garrett on said:

    It was a joy knowing Dawn and Great Memories from our times of her staying the night at my house all the time. She will be missed but will always be in our hearts and thoughts. I feel that God had greater plans for her. All my prayers go out to her family and friends. Kiki,

  7. Bill Hepler on said:

    Mark and Family
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I don’t know if you remember me and Kiki, but they used to spend a lot of time together when they were small. We moved to Clifton Forge a couple of years ago and kind of lost touch. My prayers go out to all of the family for your loss. You know Kiki and Ducky were born on the same day. I’m so sorry.


  8. Sheila and Chris "Skippy" Hall & Miguel Staples on said:

    Dawn was one of the first person that Miguel met in school and were great friends and also one of the first from the moose lodge we met. God called home an Angel to protect us too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with family. Dawn will be missed and remembered.
    Skippy, Sheila, & Miguel

  9. Virginia Tinder on said:

    Mark, my prayers are with you. That kiss on the cheek that Ducky gave me Wednesday night in her gown will be with me forever. You should be proud, you raised a very sweet and wonderful person. She will be greatly missed. Just know she is an Angel now.

  10. Becky on said:

    Mark my heart is fill with sorrow for the lost of a sweet girl,my prayers are with you.

  11. amber on said:

    dear mark im s sorry about dan she as a loving and cang person also a good friend to me again im so sorry

  12. Norman Black And Family on said:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  13. Jim & Pauline Gavin on said:

    Although our hearts are heavy with grief over the tragic loss of such a wonderful young lady, we believe God sometimes just can’t wait to call home his good and faithful servants. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mark and family.

  14. Ralph Tawney on said:

    You are very missed

  15. Phyllis Richson Hollandard on said:

    Mark we were so sadden to hear of your dear darling daughter Dawn. She was such a sweet child and we are going to miss her so much.
    May God bless you and your family. Give Marenia and Cynthia my love.Please take care
    Love Phyllis

  16. Phyllis Richardson Holland on said:

    Mark we were so sadden to hear of your dear darling daughter Dawn. She was such a sweet child and we are going to miss her so much.
    May God bless you and your family. Give Marenia and Cynthia my love.Please take care
    Love Phyllis DayCare

  17. Tom & Linda Parker on said:

    Millie and Family:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts
    and prayers are with you.

  18. Missie and Randy Frankart on said:

    Mark (and family)
    We are so very sorry for your loss! You raised a beautiful young lady who was a complete pleasure to be around. Her Moose Lodge family will surely never be the same without her. Again, we are so sorry for your loss.

  19. Chasity and Nathan Pauley on said:

    We are so sorry to hear about Dawn passing, she was and still is a great friend, girl, and student.. It makes us extremely sad to have graduate without her this year:( your family is in our thoughts and prayers.. love you Dawn Ross.. may you always be in our hearts..

  20. Donna Stiles on said:

    To all family members and friends of Dawn, I am so sorry for your loss. Ellie my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  21. Robin Barnett on said:

    Ellie, No words can help you right now, But Please know you are in my prayers. I remember ” Ducky ” And I remember how much you Loved her. Take care. God be with you.

  22. Nicole H. on said:

    I’m extremely sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. Ill always remember “Duckie” Dawn. ♥

  23. Joy Rosson on said:

    Thoughts and prayers to all the Ross family from all the Rosson family. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you in all the days to come.

  24. Ashley Ross on said:

    Dawn is my best best friend scene middle school. We eat lunch together and we talk and talk. The day of death I was really upset of death. We also like white chocolate chips. But I remember her ask my bff.

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