Rosa R. Sumner

Published 5:13 pm Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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CONWAY – 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 6:30-8 p.m. 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 a.m. 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 Pine Forest Rest Home, 3277 NC-35, Potecasi, NC 27867, online by visiting fund, type: Rosa Sumner.

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