Rosa Lee Bell Harrington

November 12, 1934 - May 24, 2023

11/12/1934 - 05/24/2023

Past Services

Wednesday May 31, 2023
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Oak City Baptist Church
109 West 2nd Street
Oak City, NC 27857
Funeral Service
Wednesday May 31, 2023
2:00 pm

Rosa Lee Bell Harrington, age 88, of Oak City, NC, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at ECU Health Edgecombe Hospital in Tarboro.

Rosa was born on November 12, 1934 to Leroy and Florence Bell of Scotland Neck. She was a member of Oak City Baptist Church and worked as a peanut grader for forty years. Rosa loved her community and her church and loved doing for others and taking care of her cats. She enjoyed doing puzzles, studying British and WWII history, and genealogy.

Rosa was preceded in death by her mother, Florence Bell; her father, Leroy Bell; and her husband, Frances Shirley Harrington.

She is survived by her daughter, Charlene “Toni” Harrell of Oak City; her son, Mike Harrington and his wife Dena of Hobgood; her granddaughter, Madison Ruth Harrell of Oak City; her great-granddaughter, Winter Rose Boyd of Oak City; and her honorary granddaughter, DD Rogers and her husband Dillon and their son Kaius of Hamilton.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at the Oak City Baptist Church in Oak City. A graveside service will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m. at the Oak City Cemetery, with Rev. Louis Cook officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina, 3520 Tupper Drive, Greenville, NC 27834 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Letchworth Chapel in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Harrington family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Patricia C Waters
10 months ago

I’m so very sorry to hear that Mrs. Rosa passed. I truly love her and consider her a friend. Going by her house and chatting and calling her month to month. She will dearly be missed. My heart is heavy. Fly away Mrs. Rosa. Love you. Pat @ Nationwide Insurance in Plymouth, NC.

Connie Cotten
10 months ago

I am saddened to hear this news. I pray for family and friends during this difficult time.