A kind and gentle soul, a gracious and loving lady, Nancy Jean Rose of Burgaw and formerly of Ripley, WV, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the age of 82. She was born February 9, 1937 in Charleston, WV to Leo and Nellie Haynes Harrison.
In addition to her parents Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Darius Rose; and sisters, Freda Hancock, Jackie Cobb, and June Godbey.
Nancy is survived by her children, Benny Rose and wife, Amy, Tawny A. Kay and husband, Tim and Shannon Rose and wife, Danielle; grandchildren, Teeanna Lunsford, Aaron Kay, Jessica Rose, Brittany Rose, Bethany Rose, Erica Rose, Harrison Rose and Payton Rose; fourteen great grandchildren; sister, Ginger Blankenship and husband, Jimmy; brothers, David Harrison and wife, Ellen, Jimmy Harrison, John Harrison and Mike Harrison; many nieces, nephews and extended family.
For many years Nancy and Darius attended Grace Gospel Baptist Church in Ripley, WV.
First and foremost, Nancy lived a giving and sharing Christian life. Being a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother and sister, Nancy created a home filled the sunshine, warmth, and good cooking. She was always was involved in her children’s activities as she taught Sunday school and planned many Christmas plays at church. Through the years Nancy found pleasure writing poetry and her favorite book to read was the Bible. Nancy’s greatest joy in life was loving and serving her Lord and her beloved family.
The family will receive friends 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in Burgaw with funeral service following at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. David Knowles will conduct the service. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park.
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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.