Rosa Bell Millsaps Stowe, 94, passed away Friday August 12, 2016. She loved to sew, read, knit and cook. She loved the outdoors and working with flowers. She enjoyed water aerobics and most of all listening to her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Rosa is the daughter of the late Charley Millsaps and Vista Deaton Millsaps. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Clinton Stowe.
Left to cherish her memories is her son Rick Stowe and wife, Cynthia of Columbia, South Carolina and her daughter Sharon Stowe Mayhew and her husband Dr. David Mayhew, of Tampa Florida. Rosa has one surviving sister, Hazel, who was married to the late Tony Paris of Akron, Ohio. Hazel and Tony had three children, Debbie, Cynthia and Tom who were like extended children to Rosa. Rosa leaves behind four grandchildren, Ashley Stowe, Emily Emeneker, Lauren Mayhew and Briana Mayhew and four great grandchildren.
A celebration of Rosa’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Sunday August 21, 2016 at Carothers Funeral Home Chapel, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, North Carolina. Reverend Chris Howell will offer words of hope and encouragement to the Stowe family and gathered friends.
A private burial will be held at a later date.
To share fond memories of Rosa, please visit her guestbook at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
The staff of Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to serve the Stowe family.