Ross-Clayton Funeral Home Board of Directors has named Dr. Sharon A. Ross as the company’s new president and successor to her father, the late David C. Ross, Jr. Mr. Ross passed away suddenly October 14, 2020 due to complications following pneumonia.
Sharon Ross is fourth of the Ross lineage to serve as president, and she makes history by becoming the first woman to head the company. Sharon became licensed by the Alabama Board of Funeral Service in 2014 and has worked part time in the business for several years learning the basics from her father firsthand.
Dr. Ross is an accomplished educator with two Master of Education degrees from Alabama State University, a Doctorate of Education from The University of Alabama, and Certification in Leadership from Auburn University at Montgomery. Her professional career spans over 15 years with both Montgomery and Autauga County Schools. She presently serves as counselor at Prattville High School. She is active in the community through various organizations which include serving as a board member for the Montgomery City County Public Library, Montgomery Humane Society and Girls on the Run South Central Alabama.
In her words, “I am humbled to have the opportunity to work and serve in order to continue the legacy left by my father. I aspire to bring new energy to the business while concentrating on the high standards and policies he set for the company. I am honored by the faith he showed in my ability to go forward. I am proud to follow in his footsteps and to employ what I know was his belief: ‘Care for those we serve and serve them well.’”
Dr. Ross looks forward to working with the company’s team to provide the professional service the community deserves. She welcomes the continued support of the staff, which also includes her mother and younger brother, David C. Ross, III.
The corporation celebrated 100 years in business in 2018 at which time the City of Montgomery presented the company a historical marker.