Marianne Douglass Gross, 90, of Wilson, died Sunday, August 22, 2021.
She was born on August 29, 1930 in Ruckersville, Virginia, the daughter of Grimsley Douglass and Ruby Durrer Douglass. She was a graduate of the University of Virginia and a registered nurse, working primarily in the Coronary Care Units in various hospitals. She was an avid gardener, a Master Gardener, and a National Flower Show Judge. She was an active community advocate, working with children and her various churches. Marianne loved her family, her church, her garden and the beach.
With an abundance of caution, the family will be having a private ceremony but appreciates your prayers, thoughts and cards.
Mrs. Gross was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Alexander Gross in 2011; parents, Grimsley and Ruby Douglass and sisters Betty D. Drueke and Jean D. Blakey.
She is survived by her daughters, Sarah R. Beddingfield of Durham and Julia L. Gross and Jennifer J. Lantz of Wilson; three granddaughters, Betony S. Beddingfield-Barnard and husband, Timothy T. Barnard of Hillsborough and Blake D. Lantz and husband, Nicholas P. Horsley and Emma C. Lantz of Raleigh and great grandson, Asher S. Barnard.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Wilson, PO Box 3184, Wilson, NC 27894 or Children's Hunger Elimination of Wilson, PO Box 728, Wilson, NC 27895.