The life of Courtney Andrell “Phat” Ross began in Helena, Arkansas on May 15, 1992. He was the baby of Carol Ann and Milton Ross, Sr. Courtney was affectionately known as “Phat” by his family and friends.

Courtney accepted Christ as his personal savior at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Lakeview, Arkansas under the leadership of Rev. Thomas Gipson.

Courtney was raised in Wabash, Arkansas and attended Marvell High School.  Courtney grew up with a love for farming where he worked with the late Clifton Kirkwood, Sr. during harvest season. He was presently employed with Creating Bright Futures until the Lord called him home.

He was a devoted, loving, caring son, brother, uncle and friend. Courtney was always smiling and willing to help anyone in need. He took full advantage of livening the life he was given. He loved spending time with his family at gatherings and being the life of the event, as he demonstrated day by day.

Courtney was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Sarah Namoku Gammon, Jr, paternal grandmother, Olivia Ross, two aunts, Yolanda Mitchell, Georgiana Donohoo, a uncle, Samuel Namoku, two cousins, James Gammon, Jr, and Handson Donohoo, Jr.

Courtney was escorted by angels to heaven on April 18, 2018.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Carol Ann and Milton Ross, Sr of West Helena, AR, his grandfather, Robert Ross of Lakeview, AR, three sisters; Lekisha(Todd)Jones of Wausa, WI, Katandra(Zachary)Williams of Chandler, AZ, and Tashanna(Terry)Fitzhugh of Mansfield, TX, one brother; Milton(Freddie-CeCe) Ross, Jr of West Helena, AR, two special cousins; Jimmy Ewing, Jr of West Helena, AR and Justin Ewing of Afghanistan, twelve nieces and nephews, Alisia, Jazwanna, Karissa, Nykeed, Charles Jr, Kaylan, Kaiden, Aria, Terry Jr, Mi’kylan, Jaylen, and Trey, special friends; Chantelle Cole, Chelesa Taylor, Catherine Fitzhugh, Shunreka  Fitzhugh, Terrance Fitzhugh and Allison Brewster, and host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on May 5, 2018 at C.V. White Gymnasium. Dr. Ronald Broussard will officiate. Burial will be at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Wabash, AR. Visitation will be on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Brown's Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the guestbook at: