of Maumelle, AR
April 5, 1928 - March 11, 2021
Aaron Ross, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on Thursday, March 11, at the age of 92.Aaron was born April 5, 1928, to parents Lorene and Morris Ross in Morehead, Mississippi. He was raised in Mississippi and in New Orleans, Louisiana.Aaron moved to Helena, Arkansas, at the age of 16 to help his Dad, Morris, at the People's Department Store. There, Aaron met his beloved Janie. "I have found the one whom my soul loves." Song of Solomon 3:4 depicts their over seventy-two years together. During his high school years, Aaron attended Helena High School where he played football.Aaron is preceded in death by his dear wife, Janie; their daughter, Deborah; son, Andrew; and Aaron's brother, David. Aaron leaves two sons, Bob (Lynn) and Morris (Debi); his grandchildren, John, Lori, Corey and Mitchell (Alisha) Ross. He leaves his great-grandchildren, Alex, Leo, Connor and Roman Ross.Aaron and Janie lived in California and Florida before moving back to Helena where Aaron worked as a Metropolitan Life Insurance agent. In 1971, the couple chose to move to North Little Rock to realize their dream of building a restaurant. They planned, built and launched the successful Sir Loin's Inn restaurant in North Little Rock. As owners of Sir Loin's Inn, Aaron and Jane employed, mentored and trained many young men and women of the community.Believing in community, Aaron and Jane helped raised money and supported Arkansas Children's Hospital and St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis.Aaron was a man of determination and motivation. He had vision, courage and a strong work ethic and was committed to excellence. His interests included his family, friends and his Sir Loin's Inn family."Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." II Corinthians 5:17The family is grateful to all who helped Aaron. This includes the staff of:Fox Ridge Assisted Living in North Little RockThe Lakes at Maumelle Health and RehabilitationBaptist Health HospitalHospice Home Care in Little RockMemorial gifts may be made to:Arkansas Children's HospitalSt. Jude's Hospital in MemphisOr to a charity of your choice.There will be an outdoor Ceremony of Life on Tuesday, March 16, at 11:00 A.M. at Riverwood Memorial Park in Maumelle. All are welcome and due to COVID restrictions, all attendees are required to provide and wear their own masks.
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I am so sorry that Aaron has passed. He was a very dear friend when we worked together at Met Life years ago. I do not know of a better man than Aaron Ross. He was just 2 years older than I. We shared an interest in going to the movies together when good one was on.On the day that Janie died, I called Aaron and talked to him for awhile. The thing that I noticed about he and Janie was how much they loved each other. I hope to see both of them once again someday.
My sincere condolences to Morris and Debi and Bob. Aaron was a great mentor, excellent business man and a fun man to have as a boss. He is now with his wonderful Janie. Rest in Peace.
Bob, so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the fun times we had hanging out with your family and cutting up with your dad. He was special for sure.
Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. Isn’t your family fortunate to have lived and with and lived him for so long. His wonderful restaurant, Sirloin’s Inn will always be legendary. I will have you in my prayers.
So sorry to hear of your father's death. I remember him well and visited the restaurant several times and he was always glad to see someone from Helena. You and your family will be in my prayers. Hope to see you soon.jack
Bob, and family, I am so sorry about your dad! What an awesome life he had, and I know you have so many sweet memories. My prayers are with you during this time. Love, Billie Sue Rohrscheib
So sorry to hear of Mr Ross’s passing. Morris you and the family will be in my prayers. No matter the age it is always hard to lose a parent but knowing he is back with your mom should give you joy. May God wrap His arms around you all and give you strength and peace
Enjoyed working with Aaron the 7 years he was my sales manager at Metropolitan Life.I send my sympathy Bob & Morris.
BOB AND FAMILY !I'M SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSSTHINKING AND PRAYING FOR YOU !