• 54°

Rose Jernigan Harrington Askew

QUINTON, VA – Rose Jernigan Harrington Askew, of Quinton, Virginia, passed away Tuesday evening, June 25, 2019, at home from a short, courageous battle with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vallie Dale and Edna Earle Jernigan; and four brothers, Milton, Levy, Robert and Richard.

Rose was a former School Secretary with the Henrico County Public Schools, serving 28 years at Cashell Donahoe Elementary School. She most recently served as a volunteer at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center.

A native of Lewiston, North Carolina, she attended and graduated from the West Bertie High School, and extended her education while at Chowan College in Murfreesboro, North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell N. Harrington; and is survived by her son, Russell N. Harrington II and his wife, Alicia. She was married to and is survived by her beloved husband of 27 years, Addison Duke Askew. Rose and Duke made their home overlooking a scenic landscape that they both tended meticulously. In retirement, they enjoyed traveling the world.

Her extended family also includes stepson, Jason T. Askew and his daughter, Alyssa, of Richmond, VA; and stepdaughter, Nancy Askew Sheleheda, her husband, Michael, and their sons, Clay and Drew of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Rose enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, and her Mini-Cooper. She was most generous with her love and her time. Her big heart, smile, sense of humor, and deep love for life was unrelenting and touched everyone she met and everything she did. She will be unimaginably missed, never forgotten and forever in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers it is suggested contributions should be made to the American Cancer Society.

A graveside Memorial Service is scheduled inside the Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Rich Square, North Carolina at 12 noon on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Please plan to arrive thirty minutes early with interesting stories to share with fellow classmates and friends.

Following the service, a reception will be held at Claudine’s Restaurant, located at 500 South Main Street, Rich Square, NC.