A memorial service will be held in Grenada at a date and time to be determined for Ann Ross Reeves Lott, 93, who died on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in Savannah, Ga., just shy of her 94th birthday. A private burial will be held following the funeral service in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Greenwood.
Ann Ross was born on May 29, 1928, at Kings Daughter’s Hospital in Greenwood, the daughter of Wade Harper Reeves and Gladys Gregg Ross Reeves. She was married to the Rev. William (Bill) Robert Lott Jr. on Dec. 21, 1948.
Ann Ross graduated from Greenwood High School in 1946. She played clarinet in the GHS band and was a member of the Glee Club. She continued singing in the Glee Club at Mississippi State College for Women (now MUW) and in the United Methodist Church choirs where she and Bill served. These included Corinth, Ackerman, Ripley, Columbus, Belzoni, Tupelo District, Conference Council Grenada, Clarksdale, Louisville, Indianola, Water Valley and the Grenada Pensions Office. After a life of service to the Mississippi United Methodist Church, they retired in Grenada and were active members of First United Methodist Church. Ann worked in office positions in the various towns where they lived and as secretary for the Tupelo District Office and Grenada Pensions Office. After retirement, Ann was very content with her books, music and friends. In 2010, she moved to Savannah, Ga., to be closer to some of her family and lived at Savannah Square and then the Oaks at Habersham. She was a member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. She remained active on her computer staying in touch with friends and family.
Her parents; her husband of 56 years, and her brothers, Nathan Duncan Reeves, Wade H. Reeves Jr. and Preston Marion Reeves, preceded Ann Ross in death.
Survivors include, her sons William Robert Lott III of Greenwood and Forrest Reeves Lott (Susan) of Savannah, Ga.; daughter, Ann Wade Lott Malone of Greensboro, N.C.; dear friend and sister-in-law, Betty Reeves of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Katherine Wade Lott Simmons (Jon Michael) and Ann Pryor Lott Hackleman (Andy), all of Greenwood, Ashley Rebecca Oglesby Baumann (Matthew), Jared Matthew Lott (Jessica) and Alex Tarlton Lott, all of Savannah, Ga., and Forrest Kennon Moss (Kristin) of Wake Forest, N.C., and nine great grandchildren; Meredith Haley Mims, Randi and Anna Lauren Simmons; Andrew Townes and Jane Sellers Hackleman; Addison Louise Baumann, Forrest Brooks Lott, Lydia Ashlyn and Asher Gabriel Moss.
The family would like to thank the staff at Oaks of Habersham, the team on Fourth Floor North at Memorial Medical Center and Compassus Hospice of Savannah for their care for “Miss Ann.”
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to First United Methodist Church, 161 S. Line St., Grenada, MS 38901 or Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31401.