Dwight W. Rose
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Dwight W. Rose
  • September 8, 1953 - October 15, 2017
  • Lucama, North Carolina

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Dwight Wilber Rose, Jr.





Dwight Wilber Rose, Jr., age 64, of Lucama, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017. He was born September 8, 1953 to the late Dwight W. Rose, Sr. and Irene Edgerton Rose. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy R. Stephens.



Dwight leaves behind to cherish his memory, his daughters, Shelley Rose Black and husband, Pruett, of Otto, NC and Whitney Rose White and husband, Nathan, of Taos, NM; brother, Charles F. Rose and wife, Elaine, of Rocky Mount, NC; sister, Sarah Rose Windley of Durham; a very special friend, Edith Thompson; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.



Dwight sang with the Wilson Chorale for many years. He loved volunteering at the Lucama Community Center, serving as a tutor at Lucama Elementary and calling Bingo every Monday and Friday at Wilson Pines. Dwight modeled unconditional love to and respect for everyone he knew. He never met a stranger and ministered to anyone he could through friendship and kindness. He was a “gentle giant” in more ways than one.



Visitation will be at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 20, 2017, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Joe Stallings, Rev. DeWayne Eakes and Rev. Kelley Smart. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, adjacent to the funeral home.



In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Lucama Methodist Church (UMC) for the Works of Mercy Center. Please mail contributions to Rev. Joe Stallings at 3204 Brentwood Dr., Wilson, NC 27896. Online condolences can be made to www.thomasyelverton.com.



Arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC.