Food Culinary 07

Dorothy Ross-Green

August 10, 1950 ~ January 20, 2021 (age 70)


Dorothy Ross-Green

Funeral Services for Mrs. Dorothy Ross-Green, well known and beloved citizen. will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Drive. Rev. Ronnie Traylor, pastor, will be the officiant of the services.  The Interment will follow the services in H. V. Adams Cemetery. She will "Lie In State" one hour prior to the beginning of the service. Visitation for Mrs. Green will be held on Tuesday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Loche's Mortuary Chapel.  To send flowers, words of encouragement, light a candle, or plant a tree in her honor, kindly go to www:  Loche's Mortuary, Inc. is in charge of the services.




The Celebration of Life honoring Mrs. Dorothy Ross-Green 

"And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son." 1 Kings 17:13

The weather was a bit crisp and the sky overcast on Thursday, August 10, 1950  in Oakland, California. Residents were coming and going to work; some eagerly anticipating the All-Star game that was to be played on Friday, August 11.   But, for Dennis, Sr. and Pearl Brown Ross, it was a very special day.  They were about to become parents of a beautiful baby girl.  They named her Dorothy, meaning "God's Gift."  And, that she was!

Dorothy grew into a beautiful caring child, always looking out for the elderly and doing what she could to make life comfortable. In her youth growing up in Oakland CA, she attended Santa Fe Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Jr. High, Oakland Tech High School, and Merritt College. Her thirst for knowledge did not stop there. Her love for bringing joy and unifying people through food influenced her to attend Laney College where she mastered her art of baking.  As she grew into adulthood she would bake, visit and volunteer her services to the sick and shut-in.  God blessed her with six grateful children: her first set of twins: Ronell and Donell, Samuel, Lavonne, and her second set of twins: Celeste and Cecilia. She put her cooking and baking skills to use while volunteering at multiple convalescent homes throughout Oakland, and raised her kids to have the same kindness and giving spirit.

Dorothy accepted the Lord and began her journey with Christ at her father’s church, Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. While in attendance there Dorothy touched those around her through music. She was a member of a four person choir group for many years. She later attended First Corinthians Baptist Church and later Acts Full Gospel church. When her youngest child was leaving the home for college, Dorothy packed her things and headed out to a new adventure. Her three sisters headed out to join her in due time.

After retirement, she moved to the small hamlet of Bastrop, Louisiana. She joined the New Jerusalem Baptist Church where she was an active and dedicated member.  Because of her love for cooking, she would delight her pastor and members of the congregation with tasty dishes.  She especially enjoyed the "Tasting Parties" representing different countries.

Dorothy's ability to make the most mouth-watering cakes and creations made her very popular in Morehouse Parish. She was often called upon for her "Specialty Cakes," which included Italian Cream, Pineapple, Lemon Pound, Strawberry, and Traditional Pound. Her pound cake was one of the very special desserts at Mack's Barbecue. "Your wish was her command." 

 She would volunteer and visit the local nursing homes, often sharing with the residents pieces of her famous cakes. She loved reading her Bible to residents, going above and beyond to help bereaved families, and lending assistance to those in need.  She loved and was well-loved by all who knew her.

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, God, in his infinite wisdom called his beloved servant home to rest. She leaves to cherish her giving heart, her beautiful smile, her grateful children: Ronell and Donell Pugh, Samuel Houston, Lavonne Rogers, Celeste and Cecilia Green, grandchildren, her sisters, her "Bonus” Family, members of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church,  and her many many friends in the community.


The Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his Lord will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the right times? Blessed is that servant whom his Lord will find doing so when he comes. "

                    Dorothy Ross- Green was always about her Father's work.  "Rest thy good and faithful servant. Rest!"



To Dorothy Ross-Green

A mother’s love is something no one can explain

It is made of deep passion and on sacrifice and pain

It is endless and unselfish and loving more than money could pay

For nothing can destroy it or take that love away

It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking

And it never fails or shakes even though the heart is breaking

It is far above rubies and gold

Because the love I have here cannot be sold

Helen Steiner Rice





To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dorothy Ross-Green, please visit our floral store.


January 26, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Loche's Mortuary Chapel
412 West Hickory Avenue
Bastrop, LA 71220

Funeral Service
January 27, 2021

11:00 AM
New Jerusalem #2 Missionary Baptist Church
1655 Martin Luther King
Bastrop, LA 71220

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