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YOUNGSTOWN – There will be services at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at the Rising Star Baptist Church, 2943 Wardle Ave., for Alberta Jean Ross Bevly, 62, who passed away at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.

She was born Jan. 23, 1949, in Youngstown, to the union of Reverend Albert Ross Sr. and Dorothy Laverne Dillard Ross (deceased).

Alberta was a graduate of The Rayen School.

Alberta worked for a short period of time for Ohio Bell Telephone Co. and she retired from General Electric after 30 years of service. Alberta was a faithful member of the New Grace Missionary Baptist Church. She served as the church Treasurer and a member of both the Trustee and Missionary Boards. She was a very generous person with her time and thoughtful in her giving. She supported many organizations, especially the Lupus Foundation of America in Pittsburgh.

Alberta loved to decorate and remodel her home. She frequently crocheted blankets for many family members and friends. An avid traveler, she loved going to new places and shopping for new things.

Alberta leaves to cherish her memory, her loving and devoted husband of 19 years, Richard Bevly of Youngstown; her father, Reverend Albert (Winnie Greene) Ross Sr.; three children, Dorothy (James) Crosby, Rodney Johnson of Youngstown and David (Mariama) Johnson of Cincinnati; two sisters, Priscilla A. Jones of Gary, Ind. and Alicia E. (Ernest) Carey; two brothers, Albert (Charlotte) Ross Jr. and George (Julia) Ross; two stepchildren, Ariss Bevly and LaRhaun Ferguson; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five god sisters and god brothers, Henrietta Williams, Evelyn (James) Pierce, LePear (Linda) Smith, Elaine (Lionel) Sledge, Vernon Smith; and host of nieces, nephews, family, extended family and very good friends.

A special thanks to the Donaldson and Steverson family. Also, we would be remiss if her doggy companion, Kasper, was not mentioned.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy LaVerne Ross and her aunt, Hilda Ross.

Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2011, at the Rising Star Baptist Church 2943 Wardle Ave.

Arrangements are being handled by the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

Guestbook Entries

evangelist levenia

“Rick and family lonnie and i are praying for God makes no mistakes”

 » entire fanily on April 7, 2011



 » JOAN GAMBLE on April 7, 2011

“Our deepest sympathy to Rick and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”

 » Pauline and Paul on April 7, 2011

“Rich, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Know that his blessings will help to comfort you my brother. God Bless!”

 » Mike Brown, Kansas City Missouri on April 7, 2011

“Dorothy and family I was so sorry to hear of your lost. I loved your mom she was a beautiful lady with a like spirit. There is comfort in the word in knowing to be absent from this body is to be presentt with the Lord. Take care and know I still love the family.”

 » Tracey Spence on April 7, 2011

Alameda Neighbor

“Rodney, may God continue to keep you and your family during this most difficult time. ”

 » Stacey Grant-Mundy on April 7, 2011

“I would like to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family. God is your anchor, just lean on him for strength. ”

 » D. Bigsby and family on April 7, 2011

“May tou take comfort in knowing how brightly your loved one's life still shines.”

 » Sandra Trevahan Wilson on April 7, 2011

“To all our family, God simiply needed another worker in heaven so Berta was ordered up. As much as we hurt with her being called up, we as need to rejoice, and God will comfort us. ”

 » Lepear, Linda, Amy & Lepear (II) Smith on April 7, 2011

Dave & Family

“Dave,Dori, Rodney,Rick & family....Just know that you all are in our prayers~ Mrs. Alberta will be greatly missed by many. We feel very blessed to have known her and to have you all as extensions of her great legacy. May God grant you comfort, peace and guidance in the upcoming times. May you have the continued support of family & friends. We love you guys~”

 » Dan & Yvette Benson on April 7, 2011

“Rick, I extend my condolences to you and your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.”

 » Eli Sanders on April 8, 2011

“The Ross Family...You have my deepest sympathy and You are in my prayers ”

 » Pamela Lewis Carter on April 8, 2011

“Rick, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. There is no place you can go where God is not. He is with you as is all the prayers of your family and friends.”

 » Ora McRae on April 8, 2011

“Ricky, we are praying for you and your family during this time. Remember, that earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal. Paula & Twyla”

 » Lockett Sisters on April 8, 2011

“My deepest sympathy to the Ross family.”

 » Thomasina Madison-Newman (Trinky) on April 8, 2011

“Sorry for your loss. It hurts to lose someone you love, but you have the peace of knowing you will one day meet again & in a better place. May the love & peace of Jesus bring healing to your hearts.”

 » Mr. & Mrs. James DeHart, Jr. on April 8, 2011


“To Rick and the entire Bevly and Ross family. Allow me to offer my most humble condolences on the homegoing of Alberta. My prayers are certainly with you, your children and Rev. Ross. Remember, earth knows no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. Be blessed. ”

 » Rocco (Rocky) Wellington on April 11, 2011

“Heartfelt condolences are extended to the entire Ross and Bevly families. Alberta was a beautiful person and shall truly be missed.”

 » Constance Snowden- Averhart on April 11, 2011

“My deepest condolences to the entire Ross family for your loss. May the Lord bless and keep you is my prayer.”

 » Necie Neal on April 11, 2011

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