Rose Pehlvinian Harrison

October 26, 1925September 13, 2020

Rose Pehlvinian Harrison, 94, of Life Care Center of Greeneville, formerly of the Sunnyside community, passed away September 13, 2020.

Rose met the love of her life, Birchell, during the Great Depression in Detroit, Michigan. They married and he brought her back to Greene County, where they lived happily for the next 60 years.

Rose worked for George C. Moore Company and retired from American Greetings at the age of 78.

After her retirement, she was not ready to slow down; she then became a foster grandparent and went back to work at Eastview Elementary School, where she made many more special friends.

Rose had a passion for cooking and she loved to cook and share with all her friends and coworkers. She was best known to everyone by “Momma Rose.”

“Momma Rose” was also a member of the SS Greeneville Navy Ship Marketing Committee. She would often host as many of the other committee members and crew as possible at her home.

She was a member of Brown Springs Baptist Church where she attended as long as her health permitted. She also attended Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church for many years prior to Brown Springs.

“Momma Rose” is survived by a son: Birchell (Buck) Harrison, Jr.; one daughter and son-in-law: Elizabeth and Gary Carter; grandsons: Tim Harrison, Sean and Laura Carter, and Michael Taylor; granddaughters: Terri and Terry Price and Kim Hankins; 13 great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friends: Magdy and Laura Hefnawy, Judy Burns, Charlie Tomer and many more too numerous to name.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Birchell Harrison, Sr.; daughter-in-law: Barbara Harrison; and great grandson: Kenny Price.

There will be no formal visitation, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, friends are welcome to pay their respects at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

There will be a private family funeral service conducted on Wednesday at 1 pm in Kiser-Rose Hill Chapel with Rev. Richard Long officiating.

Interment will follow in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Tim Harrison, Sean Carter, Bodie Price, Mark Higgins, Neil Iacino and Jacob Treadway.

The family would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers at Life Care Center of Greeneville and Amedysis Hospice.


  • Birchell "Buck" Harrison, Jr., Son
  • Elizabeth Carter (Gary), Daughter
  • Tim Harrison, Grandson
  • Sean Carter (Laura), Grandson
  • Terri Price (Terry), Granddaughter
  • Kim Hankins, Granddaughter
  • Michael Taylor, Grandson
  • Magdy and Laura Hefnawy, Special Friends
  • Judy Burns, Special Friend
  • Charlie Tomer, Special Friend
  • Birchell Harrison, Sr., Husband (deceased)
  • Barbara Harrison, Daughter-in-law (deceased)
  • Kenny Price, Great Grandson (deceased)
  • She also elaves 13 great grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

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  • Tim Harrison
  • Sean Carter
  • Bodie Price
  • Mark Higgins
  • Neil Iacino
  • Jacob Treadway


  • Private Family Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020


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Mitzi Wilkerson

September 19, 2020

I worked with Mama Rose at American Greetings she was kind caring person So sorry for your loss I will never forget this beautiful lady.💔

Janet Doak (Ricker)

September 16, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss Rose dearly! I'm glad I was blessed by knowing both Rose & Birchell. We grew up right next door & she made us cookies. Our friendship continued long into my adult years. I remember her being there for me when my mom was in the hospital. She made me leave & go to lunch just to get me away for a while. She was a good friend! I loved her too. When you are feeling sad, try to remember all the good times. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. God bless & keep you all safe. Love you all, Janet

James and Sandra McNabb

September 16, 2020

Buck so sorry about your mother. She was a very special lady. She's in heaven now with your dad. Prayers for you and the rest of the family!

Sandra Rollins McNabb

September 16, 2020

Elizabeth, I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am to hear of Miss Roses passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you!

Susie Harrison

September 16, 2020

Rose was a very special lady! Gene loved her and loved her cooking. She did a lot of special things for a lot of people! I bet Birchell was happy to see her come home to him! Prayers for all the family!

Kathy M Myers

September 15, 2020

When I was Foster Grandparent Program Director, dear Miz Rose kept me on my toes! She was a joy to be around, shared some of her great food & salad dressing with me, and always had a smile on her face and a special twinkle in her eyes. Mike & I loved to hear the stories of her early life; she, indeed, was one of my "favorites." She was a blessing, and the love she had for her family was apparent. I know you'll miss her; she leaves quite a legacy! Please know the entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming months!
Fondly, Kathy & Mike Myers

Debbie McCurry

September 15, 2020

I worked with Rose for many years at Plus Mark. I dearly loved this woman. She was so much fun to work with. I have missed her since she retired and I have thought of her often. RIP Rose. You were a positive influence in my life. Love and hugs to family and friends!!!!!

Cindy Paxton

September 15, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Momma’s passing. Praying for peace for you and the family. Lean into God and he will care for you during this difficult time.


September 15, 2020

She was one of the sweetest, most loving and giving people I have ever known. the whole family of Rev Taylor and Gertrude Haun loved her and her family. Eddie Haun Yates Ann Haun McCamey There will never be another. Love and prayers for family and friends.

Vicky Robinson

September 15, 2020

So sorry to hear of Rose's passing. You have my deepest sympathies and will be in my thoughts and prayers.


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