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Wilmer Venetia Sydnor Gross / November 22, 2021

Wilmer Venetia Sydnor Gross, 84, of College Park, Md., died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2021 at her residence.
Ms. Gross was born in Richmond, Jan. 5, 1937 to the late Richard Sydnor Sr. and Ella Watkins Sydnor. She was a graduate of West End High School and also Saint Paul’s College, Lawrenceville. Ms. Gross was a retired legal clerk for the federal government. At an early age she joined Saint Mark Baptist Church, Buffalo Junction; she also attended Embry AME Church, College Park, Md. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and was a heritage project volunteer.

She leaves to cherish her memories devoted friend, Elwood Gross; two daughters, Maxine and Delphine Gross; one granddaughter, Abigail Cohen; son-in-law, Neil Cohen, two sisters-in-law, Carol Sydnor and Sarah Royster; brother-in-law, Hubert Wynn, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Gross was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard and Everette; her sisters, Ruby, Loretta, Gloria, Barbara and Annella.

A graveside service was held Sunday, Nov. 21, at Saint Mark Baptist Church cemetery, with Rev. Darrell Howard, officiating.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by C.H. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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