Rose Camilla Arrington

March 7, 1922November 2, 2018

Rose C. Arrington, 96, transitioned peacefully during the early morning hours on Friday (November 2, 2018) at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Rose was born on March 7, 1922 in Medford, MA to the late Thomas & Frances Macri.

Rose resided in Jacksonville, FL with her late husband before moving to Tennessee. Rose taught Sunday school and directed Vacation Bible Schools. She loved small children, and had her own nursery. She spent many years in Tupperware sales. Rose truly had the heart of a servant, was very active in her church, and led many others to the love of Christ.

In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Branch D. Arrington; ten sisters, Margaret Fisher, Anna Langone, Nancy Apprille, Kay Sacca, Theresa Terramagra, Eleanor Delbono, Milly Poto, Mary Qualls, and Vinnie Tiernan; brother, Thomas Macri; and son-in-law, Bill Kroll.

Left to cherish her memories are her sister, Joan Salamone; brother-in-law, Douglas Arrington & wife Joan; three daughters, Patrea Kroll, Sara Hawkins & husband Bobby, Shirley Arrington; five grandchildren, Rob Kroll & wife Erin, Jeff Kroll, Julie Saunders & husband Bill, Kristi Vititoe & husband Justin, and Kaylie Kirby; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

The family will greet guests and share memories on Tuesday (November 6, 2018) from 5 to 7 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home at 7 p.m. with Pastor Paul Wright officiating.

Rose will be entombed on Wednesday (November 7, 2018) at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Memories at East Lawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Neglia and the nurses from Suncrest Health Hospice for the kind and loving care that was both given and shown to Rose during her time of need. Online condolences may be made to the Arrington family at East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Arrington family.


  • Branch D. Arrington, Husband - deceased
  • Patrea Kroll, Sara Hawkins & husband Bobby, Shirley Arrington, Three Daughters
  • Bill Kroll, Son-in-Law - deceased
  • Rob Kroll & wife Erin, Jeff Kroll, Julie Saunders & husband Bill, Kristi Vititoe & husband Justin, Kaylie Kirby, Five Grandchildren
  • Great- Grandchildren, Five
  • Thomas & Frances Macri, Parents - deceased
  • Joan Salamone, Sister
  • Margaret Fisher, Anna Langone, Nancy Apprille, Kay Sacca, Theresa Terramagra, Eleanor Delbono, Milly Poto, Mary Qualls, Vinnie Tiernan, Ten Sisters - deceased
  • Thomas Macri, Brother - deceased
  • Douglas Arrington & wife Joan, Brother-in-Law
  • Nieces & Nephews, Several


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 6, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Rose Camilla Arrington

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Mary Grindstaff

November 9, 2018

Shirley, I am so sorry about your Mother. I wish I could have met her. She sounds like a lovely person. Just know she is at peace and no longer suffering. You will always miss her but try to think of the wonderful memories of her.
With much love and sympathy,
Mary G Grindstaff

Doug and Joan Arrington

November 6, 2018

Our favorite memory of Rose is that she was such a kind and sweet person who really loved the Lord. I remember what a great cook you were, and I remember that you made the best lasagna that I had ever eaten. We are really going to miss you, but you are in a place where there is no more pain or suffering. I have so many wonderful memories of you. We love you Rose. Sara, Bobby, Shirley and all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you. God always chooses the very best. Rose is resting in the arms of Jesus.

Lee Durbin

November 4, 2018

Sister Arrington was an amazing, Godly woman who loved her church, the children she taught and everyone loved her. I will always have special memories of being in Missionettes with her, some of the best times of my life. I know she will be missed but is walking with her Savior. We will see her again one day. Prayers of love and comfort to her friends and family . I love you Sara and Shirley.

Shirley Arrington

November 4, 2018

My momma was ready to be with all her sisters and brother. We told her she would soon see daddy, Branch. and most of all Jesus, Her lord and savior. She wanted everyone to get to know Him and believe that He is the answer to your prayers. Her whole adult life revolved around encouraging others and sharing her faith. Thank you for your prayers and kind thoughts. She will be missed by many in Boston, Kingsport, Rock Hill , Jax FL, Seattle and St. Helens. What a life she had. Sweet reunions in heaven to be sure!

Ginger Sacca

November 4, 2018

Patrea, Sara, Shirley and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
So many memories, but some that come to mind are all the times you visited and we would take the train from Medford to Boston. We would spend the day and shop in the old Jordan Marsh and Filenes and wish for snow!
My second memory was my first vacation ever. You came to visit and brought me back to Jacksonville. You took me to Disney World. It was truly a magical vacation in many ways!
You never forgot my birthday and always sent a card. I so appreciated that you thought of me.
RIP Aunt Rose. You will be missed. Love, Ginger