BOILING SPRINGS- Rosie Lee Powell, 81, of Boiling Springs, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 15, 2014.
Daughter of the late Roy and Viola Rankin, Rosie was a member of Boiling Springs Baptist Church and was employed by The AmericInn in Boiling Springs. She was a very special lady, loved by many but none more than her family. Mother of four daughters, one son, eight granddaughters, one grandson, four great-granddaughters and one great-great-granddaughter, Rosie led her family by example with strength, courage and love. She taught all her children to love each other unconditionally and to raise their children by the same standard.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Robert F. Powell Sr.; son, Robert F. Powell Jr.; sister, Ruth Smith; brother, Eddie Rankin; and son-in-law, Steve White.
She is survived by a sister, Mary Wyatt and brother, Jerry Rankin of Gaffney, S.C.; daughters, Rose Ann Daves and husband Ted of Boiling Springs, Evelyn White of Boiling Springs, Mary Morris and husband Mike of Gaffney, and Cecelia Hudson and husband Rick of Casar; granddaughters, Anna McDaniel and husband Ben, Jessie Whicker and husband Scott, Mandy White and husband Josh, Racheal Haywood and husband Jordan, Dawn Williams and husband Trey, Katie Morris, Sierra Powell, Caitlin Powell; a grandson, Jeremy Powell; great-granddaughters, Kara McDaniel, Taylor White, Olivia White, Zurie Haywood; great-great-granddaughter, Bella McDaniel; several nieces and nephews; and her dog companion, Savannah.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Cleveland Funeral Services.
The graveside service will follow at Cleveland Memorial Park at 2:30 p.m.
Officiating will be Dr. Jim Richardson and the Rev. Paul McManus.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Cleveland County and ask that memorials be made to them at 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150.
Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory is serving the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.clevelandfuneralservice.com.