Karen Gregory Cross, age 74, of Hoover, AL, passed away May 31, 2014. She was born on
March 4, 1940 to George and Elizabeth Gregory in Birmingham, Alabama. She is preceded in
death by her parents. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority at Auburn University. She
enjoyed and was an avid golfer and Auburn fan . Also, Karen worked in the Lakeside Baptist
Church library for sixteen years.
She enjoyed all the activities and achievements of her grandchildren. She is survived by her
husband of 51 years Jerry C. Cross, daughter Kathryn ( Randy ) Vetrano, and son Gregory
(Elizabeth) Cross, all from Birmingham. Grandchildren, Kaylon (Michael) Carpenter, Michael
Mims, Jamie Vetrano, Julianna Cross, Joseph Cross, John Miranda. Brother George (Dorothy)
Gregory of Destin, Florida and his three daughters.
The family would like to especially thank her caregivers and close friends Stephanie House and
Evelyn Stoudemire. We love them and give thanks to God for their care for our Mother. Mother
loved them both.
A celebration of the life of Karen will be at Lakeside Baptist Church ,Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The
family will receive friends and family from 9:30 -11:00 am and services will follow at 11:00 am.
Burial is at Elmwood cemetery.
Reverend Mike McLemore and Pastor Greg Corbin will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Lakeside Baptist Church Library,
2865 Old Rocky Ridge Road, Birmingham, AL 35243