Jeanette Patrice Ross passed away suddenly Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Vallejo, Calif., at the age of 52.
Known by her family and close friends as “Trese,” she was the loving and devoted mother to Gloria Aguiar (Jeff Aguiar) of Napa, Eric Hundley (Kelly Beckstrom) of Vallejo, Aaron Hundley (Dana Pelfini) of San Francisco, and Marquis Hundley (Syndi Mira) of San Rafael, Calif. Her cherished grandchildren, Teia and Aliyah Aguiar, and Drake, Ruby, Nadia and Nevaeh Hundley, adored their grandmother and affectionately referred to her as “Nina Trese.”
Born in 1960 in Los Angeles to Mable Jewel Jones and Willie Lee Ross, she was a devoted sister to eight siblings and loving aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.
A woman of devout faith, Jeanette was a longtime member of Faith Fellowship. She was on the usher board and was an usher of faith, as well as a mentor, to church members. As the head custodian at Donaldson Way, Jeanette wore many hats and was more of a “school mom,” running track with the students and helping them with school assignment whenever she could.
She was a loyal and trusted friend who would help anyone in need. Jeanette had a big heart, was compassionate, and unwaveringly honest. The greatest joy in her life was her loving family in whom she instilled her constant work ethic and was proudest watching them achieve life’s milestones: big games, graduations, marriages, having children of their own, and so much more.
Her biggest wishes for her children and grandchildren were to experience the most of life and remain tight-knit. Best exemplifying this was her post after Christmas this year in which she said she was blessed with some wonderful kids and “the most important thing is that we are so close and have a bond that not one can break; that’s the only gift I need.”
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Jeanette’s life at a memorial service on Monday, March 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Tabernacle of David Church in Vallejo. Donations can be made to the Jeanette Ross Memorial Fund, Account Number 01121151, Bank of Napa.