Loretta Mae (Rose) Gross

September 26, 1935 ~ December 28, 2020 (age 85)


Loretta Mae “Rose” Gross, 85, of Majestic, KY, passed away on December 28, 2020 at Hazard Regional Medical Center.  She was born September 26, 1935 in Big Sandy, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Alfred & Margret “York” Rose.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Roscoe Lester & second husband, Earl Gross; a son, Billy Lester; two brothers, Leonard & Darrell Rose; two sisters, Carol Sue Franklin & Norma Jean Wolford; five nephews, Todd Gilliand, Corey Franklin, Keith Prater, Ricky Rose & DeWayne Rose; and one great-nephew, Austin Bishop.

Loretta was a homemaker and attended Faith Christian Church in Phelps.  She loved going to church.  Loretta walked on faith and was a warrior for the Lord.  She was very family oriented and enjoyed cooking, housework, and having big family dinners.  Loretta genuinely loved God and her family.  Her little dog Gypsy was special to her heart.

Those left to honor her memory include three children, Roscoe (Lisa) Lester of Vulcan, WV, Matina (Gary) Prater of Stopover, KY, Rhonda (Tim) Lester of Majestic, KY; three brothers, Clifford (Betty) Rose, Allen Rose, both of Michigan, James (Wanda) Rose of Powelltown, WV; five sisters, Mary G. Rife of Beckley, WV, Ruth Blankenship of TN, Lois Prater of Michigan, Wanda (Bill) Rice of TN, Hope (Frank) Gilliand of Stopover, KY; 12 grandchildren, Sabrina, Wanica, Mitchell, Natasha, Timothy, Billy, Amanda, Dawson, Beverly, Jessica, Ashley, Joshua, Michael, & Kaitlyn; sixteen great grandchildren, Jamie, Alliysa, Preston, Timmy, Brantley, Natilie, Dillon, Madison, Daymien, Logan, Paisley, Harper, Michael, Christopher, Kylie, & Karbella; a host of great nieces & nephews; and Gypsy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 2, 2021 at the Jones & West Funeral Home with Reverend Odis Blankenship officiating. 

Burial will follow in the Billy Dotson Cemetery at Boardtree with Joshua, Michael, Timothy, Gary, Mitchell Sr., Joey, Mitchell Jr., & Billy serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:30 – 9:30 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY.  The guestbook may be signed at

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