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Arthur Lee Cross, Sr.


Sunrise: July 26, 1944

Sunset: March 22, 2021

Arthur Lee Cross Sr., 76, slipped into eternal rest on Monday, March 22, 2021 at his home.  He was born to Simon and Ruth Cross in Norfolk County, on July 26, 1944.  He was a graduate of I. C. Norcom High School.  Upon graduating he entered the workforce using his abilities in different positions, but found his career at Vepco which would later become Dominion Energy. He held the positions of poleman, meter reader, and accounts collector.  Arthur retired after 30 years of service.  Arthur was also an entrepreneur. He started C & E Medical Transport with long-time friend and brother Robert Epps. They employed family and close friends during their tenure as business owners.

Arthur accepted Christ and became a very active and faithful member of Olive Branch Baptist Church. He served in the male chorus, as an usher, and Sunday school teacher.  Arthur’s zeal for teaching Sunday school led him to become the Superintendent of Sunday School.  Arthur served with compassion and dedication as an Ordained Deacon.  He also held the position as Chairman of the Deacon Board.  He was a Missionary Honoree in 2008.  Arthur enjoyed studying the Word of God, sharing the Gospel, and being an Ambassador of Christ.

Arthur was a loving husband, father,father-in-law, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.  Arthur enjoyed traveling and listening to jazz.  Arthur was known for his distinguished style of dress. He was always very neat and well groomed.   He was also a car enthusiast.  Arthur was a confident, strong, and direct man who exemplified honor and distinction.

 Arthur was predeceased by his parents, Simon and Ruth Cross; beloved wife, Barbara JoAnn Cuffee Cross; brothers, Herbert L. and George T. Cross, and a sister, Eleanor Wilson. To cherish his memory, he leaves three sons: Arthur Jr. (Antoinette), Travis (Janelle), and Derrick (Carla); grandchildren: Kelsey Hughes, Travis Cross Jr., Chandler Blackwell, Derrick Cross Jr., Sherwood Cross, Christal Cross, Kendall Cross, Keturah Cross, and Kelton Cross; one great grandson, Dominic Logan Cross; two sisters: Magdaline Cross and Flora Mae Faulk; one brother, Earl Cross;  and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Viewing Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Trustee Warner Griffin and wife Deloris Griffin says

    Deacon Cross will truly be missed by the OBBC family. We must always know that God only takes the best. God’s Flower Garden is mighty big, so he decided to pick one of his beautiful flowers. Continue to look to God for peace and comfort, And we will be praying for you at this most difficult time.

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    william atkinson says

    My condolences to the family. He was known as Cross to his Dominion Energy Family. Cross before he retired got me started in the medical transportation buisness. He took time to explain the in’s and out’s of the business. I will always be grateful for that.
    The Cross Family will be in our prayers.
    May GOD bless you all.

    William ‘Bill’ Atkinson

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