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Sallie Bea (Mason) Rose

February 10, 1937 ~ May 19, 2020 (age 83)

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The Life and Legacy of Sallie Bea Rose

To everything there is a SEASON and a TIME to every PURPOSE under the HEAVENS.

~Ecclesiastes 3:1


     Sallie was born in Sussex County Virginia, on February 10, 1937, the seventh child to the late William Arthur Mason and Mary Elizabeth Turner Mason who preceded her in home going.

     Sallie was educated in the Greensville County School System. At an early age she joined Little Shiloh Baptist Church in Jarratt, Virginia. It was there that her love for God was deepened and spiritual gifts nurtured. She loved the Lord and Little Shiloh Church where she served the ministry in several capacities along with being a member of the choir – she remained a faithful member of the church until her health started to decline.

     Sallie was united in Holy Matrimony to the love of her life, Bobbie Lee Rose, Sr. on December 22, 1957. They were blessed to have celebrated nearly 50 years of marriage. From this union four children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband and her son Melvin Oscar Rose.

     Don’t spend too much time mourning, tears are for the sad. I left to be with Jesus This should make you glad. The joy we shared together, are the memories we hold dear; and the happiness she gave us keeps us forever near. Mom meant so much to us, there’s nothing we can say, to tell the grief that’s in our hearts, as we think of her today. Mom gave us years of happiness, then came sorrow and tears but she left us with beautiful memories to treasure through the years. On Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Sallie Bea Mason Rose entered into eternal rest at Southside Regional Medical Center. She was also preceded by two sisters, Rosa Marie Mason Jones and Mary Jane Mason Rose, five brothers William Thomas Mason, Leroy James Mason, Noble Andrew Mason, Clifton Henry Mason, Junious Wesley Mason; a loving son-in-law, John Scott and sister-in-law, Gladys Mason.

     Though the clouds may hang over, there will be a brighter day, in that land that they call heaven, God shall wipe all tears away. We who remain with faith and assurance that God will see us through are: one son Bobbie Rose, Jr.; two daughters, Pearl Smith (Levonia) of Emporia, VA and Joyce Scott of Freeman, VA; seven grandchildren, Felicia Smith, Tania Andrews (Robert), Montelli Scott, Jacoby Hunter (LaWondra), RaShee’ Mabrey (De’Bryant), Joron Scott and Ni’Asia Rose; great-grandchildren, Clarissa Lee, Takera Pope, AaJaylah Goodwyn, Ma’Kaysia Butts, Ka’Nysia Hunter, De’Ari Mabrey, Zy’kei Hunter, De’Bryant Mabrey Jr. and Naomi Rose; one great-great grandchild, Kaitlyn Edwards; two brothers, Robert Mason (Viola) and Russell Mason; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Rose Vaughan and Lydia Rose; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit  Mrs. Rose's  tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.  


The Management and Staff of Knox-High Mortuary, Inc. is privileged to provide

"Distinctive Services, With The Essence Of Excellence"

to the family of Mrs. Sallie Bea Mason Rose.

We ask that you join us in remembering the family in both thought and prayer. 

 "Diligent in Business; Fervent in Spirit." - Romans: 12:11

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May 22, 2020

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax Street
Emporia, VA 23847

May 23, 2020

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax Street
Emporia, VA 23847

Graveside Service
May 23, 2020

2:30 PM
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
Forest Lawn Street
Emporia, Virginia 23847

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