- 69 years old
- Date of birth: May 7, 1943
- Place of birth:
Victoria Jubilee Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica
- Date of passing: Jun 12, 2012
- Place of passing:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, Manhattan, New York, United States
|Everyday in some small way Memories of you come our way. Though absent, you are always near Still missed, loved and always dear.|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our beloved, Gennifer Canfield ("BB") Cross, 69, born on May 7, 1943 and passed away on June 12, 2012. We will remember her forever.
"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed. Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate."
Memorial donations may be made in Gennifer Cross's name to:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065
Words cannot begin to express our gratitude to everyone who touched us during our time of grief. We thank you so much for honoring us with your presence; for your kind words; your prayers; your beautiful flowers; your cards; your emails; text messages; your telephone calls; your gifts and for your memorial donations to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Thank you for your thoughful kindness at a time when it was greatly appreciated.
Arigato, Asante, Danke, Gracias, Grazie, Merci, Xie Xie!
God bless you!
See "Her Life" and "Stories" tabs for Obituary, Eulogy, Funeral Program, Events, Testimonals, Condolence Messages, etc.
"Good morning Gennifer. Much more love."
"Happy birthday to a wonderful angel in heaven, I know that you are having a grand with your heavenly father. Wish you was here with us,but God needed you more my love for you will never die. I miss talking to alot, sometimes I wish God could just lend you to us again,but I would be selfish. Love you mom"
Today marks three years since you left us.
You're in my bones, my blood and my heart. I would have to tear myself apart to let you go. I will never let you go. As long as I breathe, you'll be remembered...
"Happy Birthday Mom Love Always :-)."
"Dear Mom - Wow - This is the 72nd anniversary of your birth. It still feels like yesterday and you're always ever present. Missing you always. Happy Birthday Mom.
"Hi mom it been 2 yrs since you left us, but it seem like it was just yesterday we here talking about life and what it have to offer. Anyway you are in a better place enjoying your time with yor heavenly father.Love and miss you so much. continue to R.I.P"
"If tears could build
A stairway and
Memories were a lane
We would walk right
Up to heaven and
Bring you back again
I will never forget you ,
my dear cousin .R.I.P"
"Namaste Mother - They say that time heals all wounds. I really hope so. 6.12.12 is still vividly etched in my mind. God knows how much I am missing you now. Loving you always, Forgetting you never. RIP.
"Well good morning Mother. It has been two years since. Your passing have made us all grow; we have no choice but to. We've grown knowing you've instilled great understanding in us. Thanks so much. Love you and rest in peace."
"Proverbs 31(29) Many women do noble things but you surpass them all. Happy Birthday, happy early Mother's Day. miss you and Rest. Love"
"Happy birthday to you mom who is celebrating it with your heavenly Father.We miss you so much, words can't explain how much I miss you. When I needed advice on what to do with certain situation you are always there.Sorry you are not here to give me the advice I need. Love and miss you mom you are the best mother-in-law ever.Enjoy your day with your heavenly Ftaher.Continue to watch over us as you always do when you was here on earth.Love and miss you so much."
It's been two years since you left us.
However, those whom we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Loving you always,
Forgetting you never.
Happy Birthday Mom.
"Happy birthday Mom missing you so much... I pray that you guide,protect and watch over us all. I will continue to honor your name. Bye the way happy early Mother'sDay. Love you always!"
"Happy Easter to my Mother in law. Thank you for my beautiful bride Annmarie whom you gave birth to. Much more love your Son in law. Arthur Lee"
"Good morning Mother,
dropping in to tell you; you are missed very much. Love"
"Dear Mom - I have dreaming about you quite a bit lately. (Very good dreams...keep them coming). Still missing you much and will never stop loving you. I just browsed through the photos and read the tributes and other writings on the website and everything just underscored what a wonderful mother you ARE. R.I.P.
"Hello Mother, just another day of thinking about you and wanted you to know I love and miss you very much.
Rest in Peace until we see each other again."
"Mother, Happy New Year. Sorry I've not been faithful in seeing you. I know you already know I've been busy; I now have a husband. His name Arthur Stuckey. Visiting you together. This happening you know way before many here on earth. No excuse for not corresponding but I just wanted you to know. I'm doing well; through this all One has been faithful; God. Rest in Peace. I love you."
"Hello Mother just meditating. Wondering about this family. RIP. Love"
"Hello Mother - Just thinking deeply about you right now. Actually you never really CROSS my mind - you are there all the time. RIP."
"Mother, I miss you and love you. With all those years of uncertainty; REST."
"Hello Mother. I was just praying and you came to mind; so I'm honoring you by saying, "hello and miss you.""
"Definitely Gone too Soon. Just a painful period her not being here. But
All things workout for the good to those who love God. Family we will be able to overcome this lost by faith in Jesus. Currently the adversary have a strong foothold. Evict him by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Love you all"
"I'm viewing Mom's picture and I'm touched. Touched to see a Woman who was so persecuted, manipulated, trampled upon by many so filled with joy. Her inner man was strong. Just about every picture she is smiling. Praise the Lord. She has left an example for us to follow. But the bottom line is, "those who know better do better." Peace, Love"
"Hey Mother; yep, it has been some time since we spoke. It has been a period of time I wish I could forget. Forgetting; its not that easy. As Tony stated, "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal." Rest in peace Mother........I know that's what You'd want for us......Peace. Love"
"I now understand the term "it feels like yesterday." Heaven knows it feels like it was only yesterday you passed. Mom you are missed and it will be for a long time. Love"
"Dearest Mother. Wow! I can't believe it's one year since you left us. I vividly recall that dreadful day and time; (12 June 2012 @ 07:36 pm) which will be indelibly engraved in my mind. They say that time heal all wounds...we shall see! I am missing you more than ever. Love always. RIP."
"It seems like yesterday since Mother's Day 2012 when I last saw you. Thank you so much for being our Mom. For putting us first and for all the pains you absorbed but never showed. Thanks for being the sun in our winters, the rainbow after the rain, the moon in our darkness and our guiding star to light our way. Happy Mothers Day Mom! Missing you madly and loving you always."
"Happy Birthday my dear Mom. Lord knows you're missed more than words can say. A mothers work is never done! So I ask that you continue to do your motherly duties.... I will continue to do my sonly duties...To honor your name and keep your memories alive. Watch over us continually mom. Love always DW Campbell"
"Happy Birthday Mom I can't believe so much time has passed by, nevertheless you will always be remembered in my heart. However I do wish you were here so we could celebrate you and tell you thanks for being there for us no matter what. I must say it has been a blessing to have you in my life as a mother. God Bless you soul as you RIP
"I thank God for the time we shared before your passing. It was good for me. Just how you demonstrated strength even though you were in pain. I enjoyed hearing you laughed as you talked about each of us. Woman you were a great example to us on how to love like Christ did. Happy Birthday Jennifer"
"Wow, you are so missed. You will always be remembered for You have been such a strong force in our lives. What an amazing woman you were. Happy Birthday. Mama you know we love you. Rest in Peace. Love"
"Happy Birthday to you Mom. Miss you"
"Happy Birthday Mom. I love you!"
""Dearest Mother - Today I cried a tear 'cause I am missing you so much. I wish you were here so we could celebrate your three scores and ten. Oh we'll, I guess it was never meant to be. You may be gone yet never forgotten. Although we are apart, your spirit continually lives within me, forever in my heart. You gave me life, you gave me love. Please watch over me from above.""
"Gennifer, wow it is almost a year. Many have stated, "it has been 10 years or more since the passing of...... and it seems like yesterday." I can relate. It does feel like yesterday and I sincerely believe it will always seem like yesterday. Love you"
"Hello Mom! Stopping by to say hello and to let you know you will forever be missed and loved. We are all doing our best and are all dealing with your passing differently. Continue to watch over and guide us.
Dwight W. Campbell"
"Well, well Mother; it has been a while since I wrote to you. Forgive me; I'm just trying to process all this. You are not here yet I can still feel you. Just this sense of you watching over. You are truly missed. Love you"
"Mom, Tony is so creative. He has your site looking good. I'm gonna tell him "thanks" for you. Love you. You are so deserving of the best. RIP"
"Mother, hello lady. It has been sometime since we spoke. I've been missing you much. You are stll the glue tree. Love"
"This is our first Christmas without you mom. We miss you more than ever. RIP!"
"Hello Mother. So I am at the House. What a beautiful time of the year; Christmas. We all will be here in honor of you. You are truly missed. For you are; we will do everything we can to maintain your Legacy and to celebrate your life. Love you and missing you"
"Hello Mom, I awoke early this morning from a restful night of sleep with "Thoughts of You". As I gather my thoughts and listen to the background music, it was clear what I need to say to you my dear mother. Don't worry about a thing, everything will be alright!
Love and miss you madly!"
"Just came by to say, Hello. Missing you. Love"
"Hey Mother, tomorrow will be Thanksgiving. Wow! Firstly to God for Jesus Christ. Then the relationship us Seven have created for you tarried so hard to keep us united. You held us together. We've recognized us surviving your passing requires us staying together. You are the glue; still. We/I thank you. Rest Mother, Rest."
"I love you Mother. RIP; let God take care of you. The Best for our best."
"Gennifer, remarkable you were. I miss you. Love"
"Although it was just a silhouette
I knew it was you
There was no mistaking that smile
That warm peaceful glow
I felt your presence
I heard your voice
"Everything's gonna be alright"
Thanks for visiting!
I love you Mom."
"Love You Mom, forever missed"
"Mother, love you. Still cannot believe you have passed."
"The loss of a Matriarch often triggers discord and distance amongst family left behind. Unifying after such loss is an honor to her legacy and an accomplishment. Lets keep mooo-ving forward Brothers and Sister. GCC-Legacy."
"In fact I told Yama about the dream and how you looked like me. Her response was "isn't that the opposite-you look like her." We laughed. For we could just hear you saying, "girl you lost your mind. You look like me. I made you." Mom, you were the bestest. Yes, I typed it: bestest."
"Gennifer, hey Lady. I know you are doing well. Thanks for the dream, even though I woke up too early. You made me smile; you made my day. I was a little depressed then you showed up. Thanks I Love you Mother. RIP."
"When remembering you MoMs I realize that you were appropriately named; Gennifer with a G. It could have been General Cross. You were a leader to everyone who knew you.
You will be missed, for always, forever!"
"I still cannot believe she has passed. What a Woman: Kind, forgiving, loving, understanding, assertive, pleasant, humble just all that and then some. Love you Gennifer. You are truly missed. Sorry for the delay in my writing but I'm trying to not cry as much. Love you."
"Mother, I miss you tremendously. Your passing gets no easier. Each day NOT seeing your face or just knowing you were there; being our earthly rock to lean on just intensifies the pain. Mother you'd be proud of us. Your fight is still being carried on. You made us stronger. Thank you so much. 7 means completion. Love you Gennifer"
"3 months today and it still seems like yesterday. Nothing can change the fact that I feel like you should still be here. Nonetheless we're still hanging tough in honor of you and your legacy. We take that seriously. As a family we're more determined than ever to have a bond that is unbreakable. I know you're watching but, I wish I could see you smile at what we continue to accomplish."
"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my Mother. Missing you Mom. RIP."
"I have not forgotten; though it has been a few months.
I know I havenot typed much, Mother I love you a bunch.
Just watching your footsteps, the way you've prepared
Knowing one day you will not be here
It is truly a blessing to know how much you cared.
"Mom your the best, I'm really glad that you were such a caring person. We all Love You So Much and Miss You dearly.
May the goodness of the Lord follow you."
"The Bible tells us a seed has to died before it can grow. Gennifer, your seeds are in fruition. The glue tree you were; has left us hanging on. Keep smiling and shining on us Mother. You're not here but You are still the glue-tree that's keeping us so tight. Looooooove you, Mother."
"In review of her life: GENNIFER, Mother, friend:You were someone special, who others tell good things about, You impacted lives; to a great extent, loving and caring, You will be remembered, especially for your smiling face and your advice. Thanks. REST. GCC-Legacy"
"Absolutely beautiful! When Auntie and I last spoke it was when she was in Florida. We talked about when we would see each other again. Forever missed indeed. I love and treasure my Cross family."
"GCC your legacy is alive and kicking. Your children are united and standing strong. Continue to be that glue that hold us together..Order our steps for upward progress..watch over us for all unknown...we love and miss you so much!! GCC the new brand!"
"Great Tribute. I love that Song: You rise me up. It is so empowering. What a Woman she was. I am strong when I am on your shoulders, Mother. Thank You God for who she was; STRONG. To have upheld 7 (seven) hard headed children (you too Lowell, Alric, Ian, Rocky, Sammy, Yama). LOL, who is missing? GCC-Legacy"
G is for Graceful, with everything you do,
E is for Elegant; you're so full of charm
N is for Natural, the genuine side of you
N is for Nice, warm and loving
I is for Intelligent, you are so very wise.
F is for Fantastic, what we think of you,
E is for Energetic, cheerful and smiley
R is for Radiant, a bright shining star
G-E-N-N-I-F-E-R a blessing for everyone"
"Gennifer, one sweet day. I'll get to see you again. For now know I love you; I miss you and We are doing well."
"You know what; I never believed you would have left us. Foolish me. As you laid, I watched for the rise and fall of your chest; to no avail. I had to put things into perspective: The Bible tells us; its appointed to man a time to live and a time to die. I miss you Gennifer. Love"
"Gennifer, its a month since you have left us. I know you are in a better place. I just thank God for have blessing us with such a wonderful Mother. It has been a pleasure having you in my corner. Rest Gennifer. Love. One Love"
"Hey Gennifer, thank you for being the wonderful Mother you were. I miss you more and more each day. Girl, I love you! One thing for sure We ( 7 ) are holding things down. We know You are watching and is astounded. Yes, Mother You are the glue; which bond us together. love and REST."
""Ms Jennifer( MOM) Your memory lives on in the lives that you have touched". Gone, but never will you be forgotten. "Rest in the arms of Christ your sweet deliverance"."
"Genniifer, I love you and I miss you very much. Girl, you were a great Mother. You met us where we were all at. I thank God for you. You were a special gift to us. Love"
"The Cunningham family would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Alric, Morris, Rocky, Annmarie and the rest of your family on the loss of your Mom. I will always remember MS Cross as one of the lovely Mothers on 29th st who would not hesitate to keep us in check when we needed it, (as we often did). May God keep her warm on her journey to a much better place, and that comfort and peace comes"
"My deepest sympathy to the Cross family. I worked with Gennifer for 10 years. She was the sweetest ,and calmest person. She never had a mean bone in her . She was like a mother always have encouraging words. I will miss her. Rest in peace. We love you but god love you more. Love. Rose Green."
"Condolences to all the family and friends, Ms Cross will truly be missed."
"I remember when I was a child and I went upstairs just to say hi or have fun and she would greet me with a smile and a "Hi little Michael". She was a very loving person and I'm sorry that I never got to see her before she left. She is in a better place now. I give my condolences to Uncle Al, Sammy, Yama as well as everyone else in the family."
"To be loved is to live forever in someone's Heart!"
"Tony, my heart goes out to you and your family as you face this painful loss. Bask in the beautiful memories you have of your mom and know that God heals all pain. May her soul rest in peace."
"When you meet someone that you can tell other people good things about, they have impacted your life to a great extent.Mom made a great impact on my life.I met Mom 3 years ago through my husband and have fallen for how loving and caring she was.Each time i close my eyes and think of her, i remember her smiling face and her always giving great advice.Thanks for being Mom to so many of us."
"We want to extend our deepest sympathy as we mourn the loss of our cousin with you and share in your grief. We know you will always find some comfort in the many special memories and the happy years you shared. We wish we could be with you all at this time...God's Peace and Love....
Dougy & Ava Miller"
"To Al, Sammy, and Yama, My condolences to you and your entire family. Your mom was and will always be a Phenomenal woman, always had a smile on her face and with every conversation there was a good encouragement from her.You guys are in my prayers. She will be missed but surely not forgotten. As always MOM's or Ms. Cross, Your Memories live on."
"Just found out about this Sammy (from Celia). My deepest sympathies to you and the rest of your siblings and all who knew your mom. Know that this is just the beginning of her journey. You will forever carry her in your heart.
Enrico C. Cross"
"Mom you were truly a blessed person send from God to us, now he need another angel so He sent back for you. I truly enjoy these years I met you and I surely going to miss that. You were someone I could talk to when I need a listening ears, I learn so much from you and with what I learn I will cherish it forever. love you MOM. R.I.P"
"Mom we spent a lot of time together and its great to know how much you cherish your family through thick and thin, no one will ever be able to replace you because you are our Angel who will never be forgotten. I love you more than words could ever explain. May you have a peaceful journey with the lord."
"Tony sorry for the lost of your mom. May you and your family find peace knowing she is resting in the arms of God.
Glenda & Gary"
"Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. ~Emily Dickinson"
"R.I.P Gennifer CanField Cross"
"From a son who never met you but claimed you any how because I am the elder brother to you oldest child.He taught me the fun of belief in one self to accomplish the dream that exist in the mind.The confidence to rise from adversity because tomorrow will bring me closer to my destiny.Missing you Mom; as a believer in the resurrected Christ,your story does not ends with death."
"My deepest sympathy go out to the family for the loss of a wonderful mother and grandmother. I love u mom. Mom u will always have a place in my heart. We will miss u"
"Sorry to hear, My heart goes out to the family, Love always and forever.
Your Cuz Niva (NYVA)"
"I was so sorry to learn of your loss. Sam, I know there are no words that can describe how you must feel. I just know that your mother will always be with you, watching you and loving you."
"I am posting this condolences on behalf of my mother Velma Cross. Mom is very sorry to hear that her cousin has passed...but she want the family to stay strong..she wishes that she could attend the service..she and her cousin was very close since they grew up together in James Hill along with her sister Linda...we all know that she is in a better place. So we will keep her memories alive"
"Mom was an Angel sent home. Thus woman Had a heart that can build a mountain.. She spread love to any and everyone ..! You will be truly missed...."
"What do you when your footing is swept from under you. How can you stand strong? What can you do, when there is no gage or nothing holding you back from doing wrong? What do you do, when the pillar and beams of your foundation is no more? Do you allow your house to crumble and remain on the floor? What you do with all the talks and the teaching handed down to you?"
"Does the promising you made, be still true? What do you when the glue of your life is now gone? Do you keep looking for that feeling to be reborn? What do you do when the mother of your world pasts away? Do you hang around, do you go or do you stay and live another day?"
"Will forever miss you MoMs, there will never be true space to say all I want to, but If there is one thing I learned from all her teachings.
The universe has no sky, so keep on reaching!!!
Will always miss you."
"Deepest sympathy to you and the family. You are all in my prayers. Growing up on East 29th street mom was a mother to us all. Her kind words and words of encouragement to stay on the right path will forever stay with me. She will truly be missed."
"To the family of Gennifer Canfield Cross our sincerest and deepest condolences on your loss, may her light shine in your hearts forever and lead you through life in her honor, may her memory bring peace and love and a giant smile to your faces knowing that you are who you are because of who she is, peace be with you, Frank Lopez and Family"
"Family my heart go out to you'll mothers are the most precious person in ours Moe you and the family in my prays"
"I met Gennifer twice while in Brooklyn, NY, at her parents home, then again at my sister Constance (Girlie's) home. Girlie and I are the daughters of Arthur Samuel Cross , brother of our Uncle George Cross.. My family and I sends our deepest condolence, and it is our prayer that God bless each of you during this your time of bereavement. RIP my dear cousin Gennifer."
"There is a benefit and a blessing hidden in the folds
of every experience and every outcome. That includes
every and any 'bad' thing that may be happening to
you right now.
Change your perspective. Know that nothing happens
ever that is not for your highest good. All that needs
to change for you to see this...is your definition of
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time."
"Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family as you struggle through the grief and sadness. You're in our prayers.
The Abrams Family"
"I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. "
"To my dear cuz, my heart goes out to the family for our loss. I had some incredible moments with Jenn just prior to her sunset, where we walked together with our God and Creator in deep worship and devotion. We did seven days of continuous praise and worship that was the most incredible experience of my life.. I believe Jenn will always be with the family in spirit... LOL"
"I would like to say to all of my cousins, i am sorry for your lost. I did not have a chance to meet your mom even though she and my mom Velma was very close...Hope some day when that family reunion happened i will get to meet you guys..i too attended James Hill primary school and might know some of those family members, but unfortunately not her. R.I.P cousin."
"When other friends forsake you,
To mother you will return,
For all her loving kindness,
She asks nothing in return.
As we look upon her picture,
Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all.
Sweet Jesus, take this message,
To our dear mother up above;
Tell her how we miss her,
And give her all our love."
""Her life earnest, her actions kind,
A willing hand, an active mind,
Anxious to please, loath to offend,
A loving mother and faithful friend.""
"My beautiful mother. I can't begin to express this feeling. You were the WOMAN that raised me to be a MAN. My love for you is endless. Until the day we meet again, continue to shower me with the love and blessings that you always have as I continue to honor you each day of my life."
"Prior to moving to Brooklyn I referred to you as "Grandma Cross", however, once I moved to 29th it was apparent why everyone called you 'Mom'! I thank you for all the words of wisdom, encouragement, and guidance you bestowed upon me. I know we all selfishly wish you never left us, but your pain is gone, and your soul is at rest. I will always love and miss you. Forever in my heart. Love, T"
You will be missed."
"The girl I love is gone away
Gone to a place I know someday
We' ll meet again for eternity
The girl I'm in Love with; will be there with me."
"What an amazing Woman! I thank God for who she was. She was strong: for life tested her. She was courageous: for raising seven offspring. She was wisdom filled for heavens knows our heads were hard. Yet she was so humbled. Only God could equip someone with such great attributes. Mother, you were/are loved and will be missed. You are home now. No more drama: no more pain."
"So sorry for your loss cuz,your mom was here on borrowed times,her job here on earth is done ,she was called home by her master to rest .She is now resting peacefully in paradise .When God calls his children home who are we to ask why ...Be strong cuz .she is now your angel she has gained her wings...May her soul rest in peace...Love you always .LAVERN"
I remember growing up as a kid on the block and coming to ms cross house for fried dumplin some mornings. I have some of the fondest memories of her. She was a hard worker and a family person trying to go to school and work to live the american dream. My heart goes out to her feels like i lost my "MOM" as i would also call her!"
"my mom, that I love unconditional with out flaws I will truly miss you. you have always being that rock for us to lean on and will alway be.
I love you mama and I thank you for being our mother you show us
that there is truly no love like a mother's love."
"My cousin, Gennifer, was always kind and sweet to me. She will be missed terribly. I have really great memories of her while she worked in Harbour View bakery when I was a boy always hanging around. I love you Cousin. Let not your heart be troubled; the Lord will protect and keep you safe. Ron"
"My dear Mother was a beautiful soul who continue to inspire. She was solid as a rock. Her memories are vast, profound and true. Collectively we are her legacy! Let's rise up and make my mother proud.
Love Always and Forever!"
"Mom was a remarkably beautiful woman and a wonderful mother. Her love was true love. A mother’s love! Mom you will never ever cross my mind, you will stay there all the time. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal. We love you Mom…May your soul rest in peace."
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