Reverend Michelle DeRossett

August 7, 1986February 25, 2018
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Reverend Michelle Lavengood DeRossett, 31, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.

Michelle was born on August 7, 1986, in Kokomo, Indiana, to Brian and Katrina Powell Lavengood. She had many accomplishments in her life. Her greatest accomplishment was being a mother. Michelle grew up a member of Greentown Wesleyan Church in Greentown, Indiana, where she also graduated high school from Eastern High School. Michelle was always volunteering her time to the community in which she lived. Some organizations she was associated with include: Global Partners Missionaries, CHEE, La Leche League, the Marion Easter Pageant, GAP Girls, SWU Accountability Group, the Dynasty Girls, Pre-Teen Praises, the Eastern Orchestra and Girls’ Choir, and she was also an advocate for foster-to-adopt programs. Michelle was a member and the assistant pastor of Hilltop Wesleyan Church in Liberty, SC. In addition to her parents, Michelle is also survived by her husband, Kevin DeRossett; four beautiful children, Olivia Reece, Erilyn Pyke, Noelle Trace, and Aubrey Elise; two sisters, Amanda (Ryan) Weaver and Kara (Chris) Pogue; mother and father-in-law, Don and Janet DeRossett; sister-in-law, Kayla DeRossett; grandparents, Jean Lavengood, Wayne Powell and Betty Wilson. She also leaves behind many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and disciples.

The family will receive friends Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Dillard Funeral Home in Pickens, SC.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Southern Wesleyan University in the Newton Hobson Auditorium with the Reverend Daniel Van Cise and Reverend Scott Uselman officiating.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Greenville Hospital System, the Carolina’s Medical Center and their CVICU/ECMO team, for all of the care and compassion shown during this difficult time, and for seven beautiful bonus days with Michelle. Memorials may be made to the Southern Wesleyan University Ministerial Division. Gifts may be given online at and select Michelle DeRossett Memorial. Memorial gifts may be made by check or phone as well. Please call 864.644.5008 for details and use Michelle DeRossett Memorial in the memo line. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting


  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 1, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, March 2, 2018


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olivia derossett

May 6, 2019

dear mum if I could have one more day I would pick up the phone and tell you I love you i would thank you for loveing me unconditionally i want to give you one of my poems "I don't think of you as gone away your journeys just begun , life holds so many facets this world holds only one " <3 u mum

Tish Lanier

March 6, 2018

I met Michelle on a homeschool trip that I had planned. She was pregnant and not feeling up for the trip. She asked if she could come back afterwards and leave the children with the tour group of course all who were there were ok with the request. She was such a sweet person I was immediately drawn by her sweet spirit. She friended me on FB and I followed her ever since. Praying when the last 2 beautiful babies were born. Excited about the ponies, and felt bad when the wind destroyed the barn. You could see how much she loved her family. I will miss her beautiful post, and her sweet face. Thank you for making such a beautiful impression on me, so much so I felt like I knew so much more than this life allowed. Rest in peace...

Billy Stewart

March 4, 2018

Please know that my family is praying for you and yours during this time.


March 3, 2018

My deepest sympathies to Katrina and Brian Lavengood, to Kara and Amanda and their respective families, and to Kevin: I remember Michelle when she was so small, all bright eyes and smiles, watching and when she could, joining in the happy chaos that was sometimes as many as a dozen little Girl Scouts running and laughing and playing together in your back yard. It is how I will remember our girls.


March 2, 2018

Condolences from Barbados

Cathy Hill

March 1, 2018

Don and I extend our heartfelt condolences to all the family. May your memories bring you joy, and your Savior bring you peace.

April Slavey

March 1, 2018

My condolences go out to Kevin, the girls, Brian, Katrina, sisters, and all other family and close friends that are going through this loss. My heart breaks with you all and I lift you in prayer during this time and the time to come. May God's peace, comfort, and love pour over you. Michelle leaves behind a smile and love in every life she has touched.

Gail Laubsch

March 1, 2018

Brian, Katrina, Kevin and girls -
We will always remember Michelle smiling! She was the sweetest light! We particularly remember the time you both came with Olivia to visit during Awana time at GWC. Our prayer for your family is one of comfort and peace. God will be with you on this journey. We are grateful to have known Michelle, and know her presence will continue to be felt in your lives and the many other lives she touched and blessed.

Yancy, Gail, Nathaniel, Caitlin and Lauren Laubsch

Rev. Joey and Alina Herring

March 1, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss and praying for your family. We are praying God's strength to you all during this time.
Joey and Alina Herring, Mary Katherine, Kalynn, Kinsleigh and Kyndale

Annie and Len Rothluebber

March 1, 2018

Mr. DeRossett and family: we are so very sorry for the passing of your sweet wife and mother. Our hearts are heavy for your grief and loss. Our prayers go out to everyone. We pray for the sweetest memories to carry you through to a time where you can smile again. May Our Father send His love and comfort during this time.