Mary Ann Cross, 71

Mary Ann Cross, 71, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center. She was born in Accomac County, Va., to the late Randolph Lee Thomas and Anna Bell Joynes Thomas.

She worked as a CNA at the Holly Center in Salisbury, Md. She also worked for Mountaire for 15 years and for Salisbury Taxi for nine years. Cross enjoyed crochet, word puzzles and game shows, especially “The Steve Harvey Show.” She was a caring person, practical and sincere, who loved her family, as well as her job at the Holly Center.

In addition to her parents, Cross was preceded in death by three brothers, Deroy, David and Gerald Lee Thompson. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Herman H. Cross Jr. of Salisbury; four children, Theresa Thomas of Millsboro, Ruth Ann Thomas of Millsboro, Ronnie Thomas of Millsboro and Patricia Thomas of Augusta, Ga.; a stepson, Daryl Turner of Salisbury; a sister, Shirley Thompson; five brothers, Bradley, Wydell, Donell, Douglas and William Harvey Thompson; 18 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at noon, with visitation at 11 a.m., on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at St. John 2nd Baptist Church, 26602 Mt. Joy Road, Millsboro, Del. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. Flowers are accepted. Condolences may be sent online at