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Demetria Gross

November 28, 1959 — December 1, 2022


Demetria Rena Gross of Clovis, passed away on December 1, 2022 in Rio Rancho.

A Visitation will be from 4-8pm Thursday December 8, 2022 at the Steed Todd Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Services will be held Friday December 9, 2022 at 2pm at the First Church of God in Christ

Demetria Rena Bowers was born November 28, 1959 to Berma Bowers in Lawton, Ok.

She moved to Clovis, NM at an early age where she received her formal education. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1977.

Demetria met and married Phillip Gross and to this union was born (1) one son, Phillip S. Gross.

Demetria worked for Gibson’s Department Store before becoming a part of the staff at Walgreens Drug Store where she would continue her employment career; retiring after (34) thirty-four years of dedicated service.

She had a love for music and people. Most people talk but she sang. She would serenade you at any given time (announced and unannounced).

Demetria accepted Jesus as the Lord of her life and became a member of First Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Elder W.C. (later Bishop) and Mother Ange Green. She remained a faithful member until her passing. In her illness, she would listen to the services online. She wanted everybody to have a personal relationship with Jesus. She thought that there was no excuse for not being in church (and would let you know).

At First Church of God in Christ, she was involved in the following auxiliaries and Ministeries:  Usher board, Choir, Nurses Board, Praise and Worship Team, Nursing Home Ministry, Bible Band and Prayer, and Pastor’s Aid.

Demetria had a love for Bishop and Mother Green and would make it a point to go into their home weekly to help keep things straightened up. Bishop could count on her for his .”Canada Dry” Ginger Ale and nectar

Demetria was preceded in death by her mother, Berma Bowers and her sister, Shelia Bowers-Dunn She leaves to mourn her passing her son Phillip of Clovis, her brother, Gregory(Susan)McAdams of Sachse, TX; 3 nieces, Ashley and Burgundy Deal of Tulsa, Ok and Erica McAdams of Ft. Worth, TX;  1 nephew, Gregory McAdams of Ft. Worth, TX.; one uncle, Allen Ray Hicks of Clovis, NM, 20 great- nieces and nephews and a host of cousins and friends including : Betty Grissom (“Mother Dear”), Josie Mercado, Alma-Jane Perkins, Ida Bishop, Cathy Joiner, Gwen Thomas , Frances Rhoden and the Praise and Worship Team of First Church of God in Christ.

The family of Demetria Gross would like to thank you for the calls, cards, flowers and all expressions of love shown during her illness and in her passing. Your support at this difficult time is very much appreciated and a great comfort to all of the family.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to th staff of Plains Regional Medical Center, Clovis, NM, Flight nurses and the entire ICU staff of Presbyterian Rust Medical Center, Rio Rancho, NM. Our deepest and sincerest thanks to you and your team. We are so grateful for all you did. Thank you for the commitment and dedication shown to Demetrias health. We cant find words to thank you enough for the service and care you gave. Thank you very much. We appreciate the sacrifices that were made.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, December 8, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 9, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Church of God in Christ

3400 Vinton St, Clovis, NM 88101

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