Rose Marie Anderson of Gleason passed away on Tuesday, January 24th at Jackson Madison County Hospital after a battle with interstitial lung disease. She was 69 years old. She was surrounded by her loving family as she entered the gates of heaven.
Rose was born in Mckenzie, August 20th 1953 and grew up in Gleason. She was a very kind and caring person and was well-loved in her small hometown community. She loved the Lord and it showed. She kept her bible close and read scripture daily. Rose loved to cook and collect recipes, travel and just be around her loved ones. She loved attending her grandchildren’s many activities and would try to make every game or event. Mom was well known for trying to capture EVERY moment with a picture. The family would always tease her about the “many photos” she would take but, she loved her family dearly and wanted to keep those memories with her. Rose leaves behind her husband of 28 years, Charles Edward Anderson. They were married on June 30th, 1994. They loved to take bus and train trips to various places. It was not uncommon for them to wake up on a Saturday to go antiquing and site seeing. They spent their days loving on others and trying to make their community better. Even in her passing, she helped others by being an organ donor.
Rose is also survived by her children Michelle Walters, Danielle and Michael Davis, Lance and Celena Pate; and her bonus children Heather and Chris Jones; her grandchildren Meghan and Dennis Turbyfill, Hallie and Dalton Eller, Lucas Walters, Sammy Walters, Hunter Davis, Grant Davis, Addyson Pate, Neelyn Pate, Ayden Jones and Lynlee Jones; and her great-grand babies Sophia Turbyfill and Liam Turbyfill. She is also survived by her 4 siblings, Brenda Nelson of Martin; Tommy (Brenda) Hopper of Henderson; David (Jane) Hopper of Pillowville; and Don (Sheila) Hopper of Greenfield.
Rose’s wish was to have an intimate graveside service with family only. It was held at New Valley Cemetery on Saturday January 28th at 10am. After the service, the family provided a meal at the Methodist church where she and Charles were members.
If you would like an idea on how to honor Rose, you can contact Gleason Flower Market and Gifts.
Paid Obituary: Williams Funeral Home