Janet Elaine Smotts Ross, age 63, beloved wife of 15 years to Benny Ross, entered into the gates of heaven to her eternal home on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.

She was born in Altus, Oklahoma, to Patricia Effie Wilson Boyd and the late Charles Smotts. Mrs. Ross retired from Bank of America after 30 years of service, where she worked and provided personal banking care at the highest level to her clients. She was a member of Sumter Baptist Temple Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. Her favorite hobbies were shopping, sewing, crocheting, decorating, arranging flowers and spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Ross was active in her community, where she was always lending a helping hand. She loved her husband, momma, girls and grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Benny Ross, are daughters, Trish Corbin and her husband, Mike, of Alabama, Lisa Burchett and her husband, David, of Sumter and April Green of Columbia; son, Jordan Ross and his wife, Brett, of Columbia; eight grandchildren, Angelina, Gabriella, Lauren, Tyler, Camden, Blakeleigh, Breanna and Carolina; one brother, Stephen Smotts and his wife, Cathy, of Sumter; and one sister, Sharon Varner and her husband, Tim, of Georgia.

In addition to her father, Chuck Boyd, she was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Smotts; and late husband Alvin D. Wallace.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Bullock Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Sumter Baptist Temple Church with the Rev. Ron Morris and the Rev. Mike Westmoreland officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Smotts, David Boyd, Brandon Davis, Pat Davis, Henry Allen Morris and Jordan Ross.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Wallace, Gerald Conyers, Michael Matlock, David Burchett, Michael Corbin, Tim Varner, Allen Morris and Ted Wilson.

You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family's guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.