May 13, 1940 - January 16, 2018
Katherine was born May 13, 1940 in Mound Bayou, Mississippi to the union of Earnestine and George Ambrose Sr. After completing high school, Katherine moved to Chicago, Illinois to be with her brother George. She then decided to settle in East Saint Louis, IL, where she worked and attended State Community College to achieve a degree in Business Management. She came to realize that her strength was in calculating numbers and transitioned into accounting and financial work. Katherine was the loving mother of four sons. She provided them with guidance and discipline well in into their adult years. She was also a devoted member of Macedonia Baptist Church of East St. Louis, IL, where she served as an Usher. At the request of our Lord God, Katherine Ambrose made her final exit stage left in Chicago, IL on January 16, 2018, at a graceful age of seventy seven. She was preceded in death by her parents: George Sr. and Earnestine Ambrose; brother: Willie Ambrose; and sister: Earlene Daughterity. Katherine’s life is an ongoing celebration of immortality that lives within the legacy of God’s divine grace in the form of her being blessed with, her sons: Arthur Ambrose, Karl Ambrose, Tariq (Philicia) Cabel (Lane Woods Jr.) and Avery (Dorothy) Woods; siblings: George (Charlotte) Ambrose, LeCola (Charles) Coutee, Adele Ambrose, Theodore (Ruth) Ambrose and Elma Jean (James) McCutchen; nine grandchildren: Carl Coleman, Carla Coleman, Chantel Ambrose, Jakyya Woods, Lana (Justin) West, Kaniqua Woods, Avery (Monica) Woods II, Evan Woods and Jamaira Woods; nine great grandchildren: Mahyra Miller, Persifoni Jones, Noritta West, Londun Jones, Kaliyah West, Vianca Jones, Sohlara Jones, Desmond Baker and Justin West Jr.; a special cousin, Gloria “Sis” Mathis; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Katherine was born May 13, 1940 in Mound Bayou, Mississippi to the union of Earnestine and George Ambrose Sr. After completing high school, Katherine moved to Chicago, Illinois to be with her brother George. She then decided to settle in East... View Obituary & Service Information
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