East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Park

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Barbara Lou Rose

August 27, 1944March 20, 2020

Barbara Lou Rose, 75, entered into the loving arms of Jesus during the morning hours of Friday (March 20, 2020). Barbara was born on August 27, 1944 in Bluefield, WV to the late Thomas Eugene & Mamie Helen (Swim) Boyles.

Barbara was a dedicated member of Bible Way Baptist Church. She enjoyed housework, shopping, decorating, and spending time with her family and friends. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend; she will be greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her brother, Tommy Boyles; infant brother, Kelly Boyles; and sister, Ann Gerads.

Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of 56 years, Gerald Rose; son, Richard Gerald Rose & wife Sarah; two daughters, Collette Bowman & husband Stephen and Priscilla Grinstead & husband Jeremy; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Monday (March 23, 2020) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Vanoy and Bro. Richard Rose officiating.

Barbara will be entombed on Monday (March 23, 2020) at 2 p.m. in Mausoleum II at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be made to the Rose family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Rose family.


  • Gerald Rose, Beloved husband of 56 years
  • Richard Gerald Rose & wife Sarah, Son
  • Collette Bowman & husband Stephen and Priscilla Grinstead & husband Jeremy, Two Daughters
  • 15 Grandchildren, Three Great Grandchildren, Several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends, Family/Friends
  • Thomas Eugene & Mamie Helen (Swim) Boyles, Parents
  • Tommy Boyles, Brother
  • Kelly Boyles, Infant brother (deceased)
  • Ann Gerads, Sister


  • Visitation Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Entombment Monday, March 23, 2020


Barbara Lou Rose

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Pastor Cecil Sturgill

March 26, 2020

I have many memories of this precious Christian lady who was faithful to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her church and her family. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a call to prayer. It was my priviledge to be her Pastor for a time and it was an honor to call her friend.

Veronica Grizzle

March 23, 2020

I hated to hear of "Mama" Rose (as I called her) going home to be with our Lord. I loved talking, laughing amd joking with her. I would always ask her to " come sing in the choir" with us. She would smile and say, "if you really want me to" She is singing in Heaven now and the rest of us will be there soon. Praying for the family, we know where she is we just can't see her right now but we will.

Veronica Grizzle

Jerry Moody

March 22, 2020

Your mom is now with my mom. Love you brother, wish I could attend the funeral, but I am not allowed to miss work.

Lorin Shaffer

March 21, 2020

Mrs Rose led me to the Lord almost 11 years ago. A night I will never forget. I miss seeing her smiling face at church. She will forever be missed.

Ralph Owens

March 21, 2020

Mrs. Rose was a blessing. Loved seeing her out in Restaurants with her husband Gerald. Good Christian people.
I loved the fellowship my wife and I had with them. Regina and I are praying for the family. Love you all

Suzan Widener

March 21, 2020

So sorry to hear of Sister Rose‘s passing. I truly enjoyed the time we shared together at Emmanuel Baptist. She was truly a godly lady and a very special friend. I am sure she is rejoicing now in heaven. May God comfort the family as only He can.

Cherie and Jason Cisco

March 21, 2020

Mrs. Barbara was such a sweet, godly lady. We will remember her for her dedication to her Savior and and her sweet spirit and her sense of humor. What a precious saint of God. She will be missed. Love and prayers, The Cisco family.