Bert Jessie "B.J." Ross

Bert Jessie "B.J." Ross 84 of DeRidder, LA passed from this life on December 11, 2009 in DeRidder, LA. Visitation was held on Sunday, December 13, 2009  from 1:30 - 3:00 PM Crystal Springs Baptist Church in Anacoco, LA. Funeral services were held on Sunday, December 13, 2009  at 3:00 PM at Crystal Springs Baptist Church in Anacoco, LA. Interment was held at Mitchell Cemetery , Anacoco, LA. Officiating the service will be Rev. Shelton Sigler.


B.J. was a member of the 82nd Airborne in the United States Army.  He saw action in Luzon, New Guinea, was there for the liberation of the Phillipines and participated in 2 major battles in South Korea.

B.J. was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church of DeRidder.  He loved his God, his family, gardening, raising and selling vegetables.

B.J.  is survived by; Wife:  Wanda Sue Campbell Ross of DeRidder. Daughters: Deloris Jessie Ross Hall of Sebastian, Florida, Kathy Lee Ross of Seminole, Florida. Step Sons: Bobby Lawson Sipes of Fayetteville, TN, Sidney Lee Sipes and wife Patty of Newton, TX,  John Roger Self and wife Amber of Ballinger, TX & Benjamin Delbert Self of Livingston, TX.  Step Daughter:  Sheree’ Self Schriver of Sturgis, SD. 1 Grandson:  Harrison Hall, 15 Step Grandchildren, 18 Step Great Grandchildren.


Bert Jessie "B.J." Ross was preceded in death by:  Parents, Wiley & Florence Ross, Brothers:  A.J. Ross, E.J. Ross, M.L. Ross and W.A. Ross and Sisters:  Mattie Mae Fairley, Mittie Vee Brock and Genevieve Bailey.