June 25, 1934 ~ September 18, 2022

Born in: Marshall, NC
Resided in: Chuckey, TN

Rosa L. ‘Rose’ Rector Norton, 88, of Chuckey, TN, passed away peacefully Sunday in Greeneville, TN. She was a native of Marshall, NC and the daughter of the late Harley and Amy Plemmons Rector.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Norton, sisters, Frances, Edna, Strobie, Clara and Louise, and brothers, Carl, Fred, Herman, Floyd, Cleophas, Howard and Glenn.

Prior to retirement, Rose was employed by Drexel Furniture in Black Mountain in the assembly. She enjoyed bowling, dancing, feeding the animals and vanilla ice cream.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Honea and husband Paul; son, Gary Rice and wife Deborah; grandson, Phillip Rice and wife Sable; great-granddaughter, Riley Anne Rice; and very special friend and caregiver, Penny Senisson, We Love You.

A special thank you to Tammy, Kourtney, Chrystal, Kayla and Sheena of Amedisys Hospice of Greeneville for your compassion and care of Miss ‘Rosie’. She said you girls were “special”.

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 22, 2022. Visitation will be from 1 until 2pm, with the funeral service at 2pm in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with Rev. Preston Church and Rev. Phillip Wishon officiating. Pallbearers will be Paul Honea, Phillip Rice, Mike Rector, Dennis Rector, Kevin Rector and Neil Lewis. Burial will follow at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory.

If you prefer, make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association or to your local Veterans’ Organization in the name of Rose Norton.

Services

Visitation: September 22, 2022 1:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Funeral Service: September 22, 2022 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Burial: September 22, 2022 3:00 pm

Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804

(828)645-6915

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  1. I am so Honored to have been just a small part in the life of Ms Rose. I love & will miss you.. always. Rest in Peace Sweet Lady 💖🌹

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  2. To know her was to love her. She had a way of making you laugh until you hurt. May God bless and comfort you during the days ahead.

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  3. Every time you posted a picture of her she had a big smile on her face – was such a joy to see and it made my life brighter each day to be able to see that million dollar smile. May the love and joy you and your brother shared with her give you peace in the midst of the sorrow. Her love will live on in each of you. Sending you big hugs, love, and prayers. Jim and Mary Ann

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  4. May your sweetest memories of your precious mother bring you some peace to your hearts and minds and help you through this time in your lives. Sending love and prayers.

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  5. God needed another angel, so he took Rosa Lee home to be with him, where she is rejoicing with Jesus, loved ones and friends. We will all join her someday, soon.

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  6. I know you and Gary will miss her and I also know how much she loved you all. God give you and the family peace and let God comfort you all.

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  7. Sharon an Gary so very sorry for the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts an prayers. May you be comforted with peace.

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  8. Gary, Sharon and family. We are so sorry about your mom. It was an honor to be her friend and neighbor, she was a sweet and kind lady. We loved her dearly. She was very special to Kyleigh.

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  9. Gary, Sharon and family, I am so sorry that your mom has passed away! I have enjoyed the posts over the years of your visits with her, the photos, and the plans for all her favorite foods.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
    Love you!

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