Sadie M. Gross
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Sadie M. Gross

June 14, 2010

Sadie M. Gross

June 14, 2010

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Obituary for Sadie M. Gross

Sadie M. Gross Sadie Motes Gross, 84, of Palatka, went to be with the Lord Monday, June 14, 2010, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Jacksonville after a brief illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Palatka. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Palatka and the Women of the Church group. She was also very active in her church Sunday school class. Sadie was an active volunteer with the Bread of Life as well as the American Cancer Society of Palatka, which was very dear to her heart. She retired after 31 years as an executive secretary with the Putnam County School System. Sadie was a 1944 graduate of Mellon High School. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially working in her yard, going camping and just sitting outside watching the great-grandchildren play. Her family was the most important thing to her and would do anything she could to help if someone needed her. Sadie's life could be characterized by her devotion to her family and friends, a lively spirit, and most of all her faith in the Lord. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Edward Gross and four siblings, Emmett "Tubby" Motes, Carl Motes, Audie Motes and Arline Motes Stockton. She is survived by her two sons, Steve (Debbie) Gross of Palatka, and Mark (Ressie P.) Gross of Melbourne; three grandchildren, Josh Gross of Palatka, Jason (Jessica) of San Mateo, and Melissa (Michael) Dempsey of Apopka; five great-grandchildren, Austin Layman, Alyssa Gross, Farrin Gross, Addison and Alexandra Dempsey as well as several nieces, nephews, and many special friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 18, at the Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka, with Pastor Bob Scott officiating. In celebration of her life, a memorial video will be shown. Burial will follow in Peniel Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, Florida 32177.

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