Rose Leigh Dickens McLaurin

April 24, 1950 - February 21, 2016

04/24/1950 - 02/21/2016

Past Services

Wednesday February 24, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Wednesday February 24, 2016
2:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Additional Information:

Rev. Taylor Latham will be officiating.


Additional Information:

A private burial will follow in the Morris Family Cemetery, Roxobel, NC.

AULANDER, NC ‑ Rose Leigh Dickens McLaurin, age 65, died on February 21, 2016 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC.

Mrs. McLaurin was born in Hertford County, NC, on April 24, 1950, a daughter of the late James and Susie Strange Dickens.  She worked as a manager in retail sales for as long as her health permitted.  Rose was one who enjoyed people and would do anything for her neighbors and friends.  She had many hobbies, but most of all enjoyed her crocheting and coloring.

Besides her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her sisters, Lois Williams, Nellie Morris, Christine Wills, Virgie Terry, Betty Ouellette, and Inell Womack;  and her brothers, James Dickens, Jr., and William Ray Dickens.

Left to cherish her memory is her sister, Sue D. Dunlow and husband, Jackie of Ahoskie, NC; her brother‑in‑law, Reggie Terry of Aulander, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 24, 2016,  at Garrett‑Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie from 1:00 pm until 1:45 pm, prior to services.  A celebration of life service will follow  at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Taylor Latham, officiating.  A private burial will follow in the Morris Family Cemetery, Roxobel., NC.

Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, C/O Hertford‑Gates Relay for Life, 930B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC, 27834.

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Marilyn M Williams
7 years ago

Rose, you and your wonderful personality will surely be missed. I found you to be a true friend from the first day we met in May 2012. You were always a joy to be around and a wonderful tenant.

Jewel Escobar, Greensboro,NC
7 years ago

U were a humble,giving,caring person.u will be missed.loved always,never forgotten,may God comfort&give your family strength today&the days ahead,u got ur wings soar high,R.I.P.Rose

Lisa Cartrette
7 years ago

I love you Rose, rest in peace sweet lady. Give my mama a hug and kiss for me.

Lisa Cartrette
7 years ago

Loved forever

Lisa Cartrette
7 years ago