Rosa Gaines

Obituary of Rosa Boatwright Gaines

Rosa L. Gaines was born on April 22, 1946 in Cumberland, Virginia to Henry and Annie Carter Boatwright. Rosa attended Pine Grove School in Cartersville, VA. After school she worked various jobs, including nursing care and a stint as a school bus driver in Riverhead, New York. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and had lots of flowers in her backyard. One of Rosa's favorite pastimes were trips to casinos - her last trip was a family outing to Las Vegas. She especially enjoyed cooking and would often cook for the whole neighborhood. People in the community would place orders and buy plates in advance. Her specialties were homemade rolls, souse and pies. Rosa was preceded in death by: her parents; brothers, Henry Boatwright, Earl Boatwright, James William Boatwright, and Ernest Boatwright; sisters, Dorothy Boatwright and Lottie Boatwright. Rosa leaves to cherish fond memories: three sons, Roosevelt Gregory, Ronald Gregory, and Roger Gregory; two daughters, Delores Gregory, and Deborah Childress; thirty-two grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Loretha Kirkwood, Molly Boatwright, and Bernice Boatwright, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A heart of gold stopped beating A smiling face at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. God has taken one of his best daughters home. There she will reunite with other loved ones, And wait for us to come join her. The Family "She Is Not Gone" Ease your grief, she is not gone, For in your heart, she lingers on. Her smile, her laugh, her special way, Will comfort you from day-to-day. You'll feel her presence in the breeze, That dances gently, through the trees, And it's her face that you will see, when you are in need of company. At anytime, you can recall, The love you shared, you saved it all. And in time, more than anything, you'll feel peace in remembering.
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Friday
18
March

Visitation at Funeral Home

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, March 18, 2022
Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home
64 Cartersville Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States
Saturday
19
March

Graveside Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Bethlehem Baptist Church
206 Cartersville Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States

Final Resting Place

Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery
206 Cartersville Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States
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