STONEVILLE Rosetta Marie (Rose) Smith, 90 went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Moses Cone Hospital
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Mayo Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Dwight Mack presiding and Dr. C. Lee Hagwood as eulogist.
Rosetta better known as Rose was born October 29, 1922 in Rockingham County, North Carolina to the late Charlie and Lucy Ziglar Smith.
As a mother she constantly gave her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren her full support, encouraged them to put God first, pray and work hard to be the best they could be. She enjoyed serving, praising the Lord and her daily routine was studying the Word of God until her health failed her. Her last words to her family were "Thank you Jesus - He knows best- Just keep on praying." She was a member and Eagle Saint of Agape Bible Christian Fellowship, Martinsville, Va. where she served faithfully. She attended Paw Paw School to the 8th grade and she went on to LeMae Beauty College being the only person to go from middle school to college. She worked at the first black beauty shop in Stoneville, NC as a beautician and did hair continuously until she was 84 years of age.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie W. and Major W. Smith; six sisters, Helen Watkins, Belle Dalton, Sallie Idell Manns Williams, Lillie Carlene Dalton, Nancy Moyer, and Maggie Martin.
She leaves to mourn her loss but always cherish her love, her devotion, and legacy, her daughter Rev. Nancy Lorraine Smith-Redd (Roger) and son, Rev. Edward S. Smith (Lavern), one sister, Fannie King. Five grandchildren: LaMark Redd (Brenda), LaShonda Redd, LaRinda Neal, Tracey Millner Harps and Jonathan Smith. Six great-grandchildren: Brianna Redd, Christian and Isaiah Neal, Chandler and Chaden Harley and JaKahn and Shawn Harps. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and friends.
The family would like to thank her wonderful care providers; Mrs. Lois Hairston and Mrs. Virginia Hairston for all the care, love and companionship they provided. They would also like to thank her nieces and nephews that called her weekly.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and at other times at the home of her daughter on 143 Quarter Road, Stoneville, NC.
Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, P. O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375 or the Melita Grove Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 1105 Mount Shepherd Road, Asheboro, NC 27205.
Perry and Spencer Funeral Home in charge of all services and arrangements.
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