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Doris Bailey Bright Ross

March 4, 1938 — February 14, 2024

Henderson

DORIS BRIGHT ROSS

 Reagan, TN: Doris Jewel Bailey Bright Ross, age 85 passed away February 14, 2024, at Northbrooke Health Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born March 4, 1938, at Jacks Creek, the daughter of the late Kermit Burns and Ruby Jewel Liles Bailey. She went to school at Pine Springs and Jacks Creek.

She married James Wilburn Bright, Sr. in 1951. They made their home in the Jacks Creek Community. Mr. Bright passed away in 1978.

She worked at Salant & Salant and Chester County Sportswear. She later managed convenient stores.

She married Terry Ray Ross in 1979. They made their home in Madison County and then moved back to Chester County, when they retired in 1994.

She enjoyed gardening and flowers. She and Terry Ray enjoyed traveling and camping.  Mr. Ross preceded in death in 2020.

Mrs. Ross was a Life Member of the Eastern Star.  James Bright was the Worthy Patron of the Masonic Lodge, the same year, Doris was the Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star and later Terry Ray served as Master of the Lodge and Worthy Patron of the Masonic Lodge.  All three were very involved in the lodges.    

She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church.

Mrs. Ross is survived by three sons, James Bright (Pat) of Henderson, Danny Ross (Shirley) of Jacks Creek and Damon Ross (Tina) of Henderson and a daughter, Ann Schilling (Paul) of Reagan; eight grandchildren, Chris Bright, Bradley Ross, Brittany Carnell, Brooke Ross Van Trump, Brandon Smith, Jeremy Mayfield, Brian Mayfield and Adam Schilling and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, James Wilburn Bright, Sr. and Terry Ray Ross,  and a brother, Kermit ‘Junior’ Bailey.   

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, February 18th at Shackelford Funeral Directors – East Main Chapel with Bro. Johnny Bullman officiating. Burial will follow at Bailey Cemetery.  

The family will receive friends at East Main 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Saturday and beginning at 10:00 AM Sunday until service time at 2:00 PM.

Shackelford Funeral Directors

Henderson, TN

731-989-2624

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, February 17, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - East Main Chapel

619 East Main Street, Henderson, TN 38340

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Visitation

Sunday, February 18, 2024

10:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - East Main Chapel

619 East Main Street, Henderson, TN 38340

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Funeral Service

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - East Main Chapel

619 East Main Street, Henderson, TN 38340

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Burial

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

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