MAE Mae Ross, age 83 of Lawrenceville, Georgia died on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 after a long illness. She was born in Itta Bena, Miss., on February 17, 1926 and had two brothers and five sisters. She loved the beach and she and her husband, Maury, spent many winters in South Padre Island, Texas. She had numerous friends in northern Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas and countless others whose lives she touched. She never lost her sense of humor, graciousness and determination of spirit. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Maury G. Ross; daughter, Gayle Ross of Los Angeles, CA; son, Glenn, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Tina of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Tyler and Ethan Ross; sisters, Doris Rogers of Greenwood, Miss., Ruby Smith Turner of McComb, Miss; nieces, Judy (and Mac) Ryland and Carolyn (and Gordon) French of Atlanta; nephew, Fred (and Georgeann) Ross of Oxford, Miss.; and several other nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 1, 2009 at 2 o'clock at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. Amy Morgan officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift can be made in Mae's name to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. The family will receive friends after the service. Her remains will be scattered in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of South Padre Island, TX. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550