L T Cross transitioned this life at Methodist Hospital of August 23, 2022. He was 73 years of age. He was a long-time resident of Clarksdale, Mississippi.
L T was born February 9, 1949 in Benoit, Mississippi to the late Frank Cross, Sr. and Bertha Brown. He was a strong believer in God; he was baptized at King Temple M.B. Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Charles M. Johnson. He later joined his wife at Beautiful Zion M.B. Church in Bobo, Mississippi, under Pastor J.M. Tribune. He retained his membership there until his death.
Visitation will be Friday September 2, 2022 at Royal Funeral Home from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM at Royal Funeral Home. The body will lie in repose Saturday September 3, 2022 from 12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM at Union Grove M.B. Church, 2237 North State Street, Clarksdale, MS 38614. The Celebration of Life will begin at 1:30 PM. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery, Clarksdale, MS. Rev. J.M. Tribune will be officiating and Rev. L.C. Tyler II, Pastor.
L T leaves behind to mourn and cherish his memories, a loving wife, Mary Alice, two sons, Dexter Arnold of Beulah, MS and Joshua (Dominique) Cross of Clarksdale, MS; two daughters, Cherry Arnold of Beulah, Mississippi and Latoya Turner of Columbus, Ohio, and one stepson, Marcus (Teri) Williams of Clarksdale, Mississippi; six sisters Cleo Ballard of Chicago, IL, Cheryl (Robert) Ingram, Doristine, Carolyn, Lesha and Margie Cross of Greenville, MS and one brother; Larry (Claudia) Cross of Greenville, Mississippi. Also holding him in loving remembrance a host of grandchildren, aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
L T attended Nugent Center High School where he enjoyed playing a variety of different sports-his favorite being basketball. After graduation from Nugent, he continued his educational pursuit at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri where he earned a degree in Sports Medicine.
L T enjoyed a wide spectrum of work experiences during his career culminating in work dear to his heart, training and coaching basketball. He also was a long-standing member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated here in Clarksdale, MS.
L T was a people person. He loved his family and spending quality time with them. He enjoyed traveling, socializing with close friends, and watching western movies endlessly.