Robert  Cross
Robert Lee Cross, 73, of Danville, passed away peacefully at 6 a.m. February 5, 2020, at Danville Care Center.
Robert was born June 28, 1946, to the union of Willie and Inez Stewart Cross. He was the oldest of six children.
Robert married Edna Coleman Cross of Danville and they have shared over 30 years together.
Robert attended Danville grade schools and graduated from Danville High School. He was employed at Hyster for 40 years.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge 147. He held several positions, as well as receiving honors as Past State President from the Illinois-Wisconsin State Association.
Robert loved to travel, work in his garden, shopping, dressing, barbecuing and spending time with his family and friends.
Robert leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, four daughters, Kimberly Cross of Jacksonville, Fla., Jennaya Cross of Westville, Ill., Mrs. Valerie (Bishop John) Fonzer of Moss Point, Miss., and Rhonda January of Chicago; two sons, Damon (Angelia) Cross of Decatur, Ill., and Akeia (Sonya) Stewart of Rantoul, Ill.; a sister, Joanne Young of Danville; three sisters-in-law, Phyllis Parker, Deloris (James) Withcher and Glenda Coleman; three brothers-in-law, Albert (Debra) Coleman, Lee Thomas (Pamela) Coleman, James (Alice) Coleman; 20 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a special granddaughter, Kamryn Wright aka (The Little Baby); and special friends, Albert Coleman, Eddie Pascal and Tom Goings.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; one son, Robert January; three brothers, Charles, Richard and Larry Cross Sr.; and one sister, Linda Poke.
A homegoing celebration will commence at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 15, at New Life Church of Faith, 1419 N. Bowman Ave., Danville. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until time of service. Officiating: Pastor Tommie Reed. Internment: Spring Hill Cemetery.
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