Carl Ross-Jennings-12-23-2023

Welcome to the
memorial page for 

Carl Ross-Jennings

January 25, 1970
~December 2, 2023



MEMORIAL SERVICE - Saturday 12-23-2023
Second Baptist Church
93 Liberty St.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
11:00 AM
Family & Friends may gather @ 10:00 AM

For Live stream of service go to Second Baptist Church of Long Branch Facebook page

A Time to Be Born

Carl Arthur Foston Ross-Jennings, 53, was born January 25, 1970 to Carl Foston Jennings II and Cheryl Lee Ross. Carl, also known as “LC” was raised in the city of Asbury Park, NJ but recently resided in Iselin, NJ. On December 02, 2023, Carl peacefully gained his wings.

A Time to Share

Carl graduated from Asbury Park High school in 1988 where he was Co-Captain of the Track and Field Team. He was also a member of several state Championship Track and Field teams where he excelled and was a record holder in the Central Jersey Group I 400-meter dash. Carl was very popular throughout his high school years. His popularity gained him two Homecoming Prince titles. Carl also participated in the Monmouth County Cotillion as an escort during his Junior and Senior years.

In 1993, Carl graduated from Monmouth University (MU) with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. During his years at Monmouth University, Carl continued his passion for Track and Field where he ran on Monmouth University’s 4X 400 relay team at the Penn Relays. Carl spearheaded the Black Student Union’s annual Ebony Night Fundraiser. Carl’s love for community service resulted in working with other male students to charter the first Black fraternity chapter at MU. The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc Sigma Xi Chapter was founded on December 8, 1991. While representing his college chapter, Carl placed second in the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Regional Oratorical Competition.

Carl’s undergraduate degree led him to pursue a career in the health profession. Some of his positions include medical compliance, medical transportation, and health insurance. Carl also loved to volunteer his time to help others. His desire to assist the youth in our community led to his participation as a chaperone on the annual Get on the Bus College Tour that his father coordinated for numerous years.

Carl found joy in the little things. Being from the Jersey shore, Carl enjoyed seafood, spending time at the beach, and hanging with friends. He cherished the moments spent with his loved ones, especially his daughter Shakera and his two grandsons, Ahjierand Asahd. Carl's smile and contagious laugh could brighten anyone's day. Though Carl may no longer be with us in the physical sense, the impact he made on our lives will forever remain.

Carl is predeceased by his mother, Cheryl Lee Ross; his brother, Faruq Abdur-Rasheed Yasin Muhammad; his maternal grandmother Odell Ross, and his paternal grandmother Gloria Lucille Jennings.

A Time to Mourn

Carl leaves to cherish his memory, his Father Carl Foston Jennings II, Daughter Shakera N. Ross-Jennings, two grandsons Ahjier and Asahd Washington, two nieces Rayhanna J. Muhammad and Ruqiyyah B. Muhammad, Godfather, Harold Brown, Godbrother Dion Lewis, and friend of the family, Mimi Gatling, with a host of family and close friends.



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2 thoughts on “Carl Ross-Jennings-12-23-2023

  1. Lisa Thomas says:

    I was so sorry to hear of your passing. Your smile could light up any room you walked in. Thank you for always showing me kindness. You will be missed but forever in my heart!! Rest well Carl

  2. Gladys Villalta says:

    Carl, I will always remember how sweet, kind and warm hearted personality. Completely brightened up a room when you entered. Your amazing smile will always live in my mind and heart.
    Gladys and Rei

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