Our momma, Rosa Bell Hipshire Wallace, who was known as Granny Rose by many loved ones, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Praise God she went to Heaven peacefully! That was our prayer for her. She loved her kids, grandkids, great grandkids, family, friends, neighbors, and all of the children she babysat years ago. Always one to stay busy, she would spend her days working away in her flower garden and making Christmas balls to give to loved ones. Even in her last days, she never slowed down. Our 80 year old mother even plowed her garden and used a weedeater up to her last day! We thank God she was able to do what she loved up to the very end. She also loved her church, Grace Missionary Baptist Church. She often talked of all the children that she and her sister, Mary, would take to church during her days. We will all miss her dearly!
Granny Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Wallace; father, Rev. Virch Hipshire; mother, Florence Johnson Hipshire; brothers, Roy and Ray Hipshire; sisters, Pyna Miller, Mae Dean Coffey, Mary Ruth Wallace; and brothers-in-law, Elisha Miller and Paul Wallace. She is survived by her children, Geraldine (Johnny) Miller, Rita Wallace, Sherry (David, Abby, Ally, Kade) Collins, Vance (Drama) Wallace; grandchildren Autumn (Ronnie) Collins, Emory Wallace; great grandchildren Tanner Collins, Griffin Collins; several beloved nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Pearl Hipshire, Anne Bell Bowlin; and brother-in-law Elmer Coffey.
The family is receiving friends at Smith-Reagan Funeral Home from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. Funeral services will follow the visiting hours, with Rev. Chad Wallace officiating. Singers are: Nancy Wallace, Kaylea Wallace, Dennis Dalton, Wandie Leonard, and Erica Hanson. Interment will immediately follow the funeral service and will be held at Bean Station Cemetery. Pallbearers are: Emory Wallace, Randy Wallace, Perry “Sonny” Wallace, Jeremiah Wallace, David Collins, and Ronnie Collins. Honorary pallbearer is Dan Miller.
Services entrusted to Smith Reagan Funeral Home.
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