WHITE STONE—Lila Mae Jenkins Rose, 94, of White Stone passed from this life on Thursday, December 13, 2018.
Lila was born on July 17, 1924, in Ocran to Daniel and Miscal Jenkins, the youngest of nine children. She married Ray Rose on December 8, 1943. He passed away in 1979.
During her life she was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She truly enjoyed family gatherings and a highlight in her golden years was a family reunion in 2009 at Lynhams, the historic home in Northumberland County where the family lived in the 1920s.
She retired as a division secretary, Department of Army Transportation in Fort Eustis. She later obtained her realtors license and worked as a realtor and also was secretary for White Stone Methodist Church until she was 83 years young.
Lila was blessed with the gift of music. She shared her musical talents playing the organ and piano and directed the choir at churches in the Kilmarnock and White Stone area, as well as Imperial Plaza in Richmond.
Lila was a poet and writer and her poems and prose were published frequently in the Rappahannock Record and Our Western World’s Greatest Poems.
Lila was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Rose; her son, Danny Ray Rose; her granddaughter, Crystal Rose; as well as her parents, eight siblings Dorris Sanford, Wilmer Jenkins, Gleniss Crowther, Oleta Havelock, Elva Potter, Mavis Haynie, Daniel C. Jenkins and Aura Faye Hicks; and her very dearest friend, Rev. George Reynolds, whom she met at Imperial Plaza.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 20, with visitation at 10 a.m. and service to follow at 11 a.m. at White Stone Methodist Church. Interment will take place in the White Stone Methodist Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Kilmarnock Seventh-Day Adventist Church, her childhood church, PO Box 1024, Kilmarnock, VA 22482; or the White Stone Methodist Church, PO Box 185, White Stone, VA 22578.