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Minnie Keith Ross

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WAKE FOREST — Minnie Keith Estes Ross, 94, passed away on Sunday morning, March 1, 2020, at Rex Hospital. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Connie Edward Keith and Belle Bailey Keith. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Alton “Tot” Estes and Carlton Ross, and a granddaughter, Dana Player.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home and the Rev. Merle Martin officiated. Burial followed in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

Ms. Ross is survived by her children, Larry Estes and wife Ann of Wake Forest, Tim Ross of Raleigh, Janice Estes Lowery and husband Steve Sr. of Wake Forest, and Janet Estes Player and husband Tommy of Creedmoor; grandchildren, Chad Powell and wife Michelle of Wake Forest, Scott Powell and wife Amy of Wilton, and Kevin Estes of Wake Forest; and great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Grayson and Hayden Powell and Ethan and Ella Schwalbach.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wakeminster Baptist Church Building Fund, 13221 Old Creedmoor Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.

Friends visited with the family from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest.