Rosa Roane “Rose” Sumner

December 10, 1944 - September 12, 2021

12/10/1944 - 09/12/2021

Past Services

Tuesday September 14, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday September 15, 2021
11:00 am
Lasker Cemetery
200 South Street
Lasker, NC 27845

CONWAY, NC – Rosa Roane “Rose” Sumner, age 76, of Dusty Hill Road, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the Northampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, NC.

Mrs. Sumner was born on December 10, 1944 to Junious Vance Roane, Sr. and Rosa Leggett Roane in Bertie County, North Carolina. She was a faithful member of Lasker Baptist Church serving as a deacon and in many other capacities. Rose retired after 30 years as the Clerk for the Board of Commissioners for Northampton County and the County Managers office. She also served on the Board of Directors and the Ladies Auxiliary for Pine Forest Rest Home in Potecasi, NC. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them. She enjoyed working in her flowers, reading, and puzzling. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to many. Rose will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Junious Vance Roane, Jr., and a sister, Ethel Roane Vick.

Left to cherish Rose’s memory is her devoted husband of fifty-eight years, Ted, two sons, Teddy Neal Sumner and wife Joyce of Lasker, NC, and Christopher Lyle Sumner and wife Leslee of Murfreesboro, NC; two granddaughters, Crystal Mann and husband Matt of Conway, and Ciara Sumner of Murfreesboro; two grandsons, Michael Sumner of Lasker, and Cashton Sumner of Murfreesboro; one great-granddaughter, Olive Renee’  Mann of Conway; a brother, William Roane of Moscow, TN, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC and other times at the home.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 11:00 am at the Lasker Cemetery, Lasker, NC, with Rev. Ricky Barnes officiating

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lasker Baptist Church, 205 East Church Street, Lasker, NC 27845 or online by clicking here or Pine Forest Rest Home, 3277 NC-35, Potecasi, NC 27867, or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Sumner family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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Phoebe Clarke
2 years ago

I am going to miss my visits with Rose and the wisdom she imparted. She was a valuable member of our community….one who has gone too soon. My condolences to you, Ted, and to your family….

Jeff and Andrea Greer
2 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for the entire family….

Venus Michele spruill
2 years ago

So sorry to hear about your loss but I know and believe that our heavenly Father will never put more on us that we cannot bear. So keep the faith and stay strong in the Lord. He blessed us with a beautiful servant and friend for many years and we are thankful and blessed for it.

Wayne and Carol Smith, Burlington, NC
2 years ago

Our Sincere Condolence.

Cheryl McNeill
2 years ago

All of you are in our prayers. She was a blessing and grateful that the Lord allowed our lives to cross many years ago along with Ted and the Sumner family.

Curt Coburn
2 years ago

My Condolences to the Sumner family, Thanks for the wonderful memories .

Debbie Wheeler Martin
2 years ago

Miss Rose was a very sweet lady …I am so sorry to hear of her passing . Thoughts and prayers are with her family .

Deanie Manning
2 years ago

Henry and I are so sorry the hear of Rose’s passing. A great lady that was a valuable asset to Northampton County. We are praying for the family at this very difficult time .

Barbara Vann Grizzard
2 years ago

Prayers for strength and peace.

Linwood and Evelyn Bryant
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family