Rosa Lee Osborne, age 82, of Slabtown Road, Zionville, passed away Sunday morning, February 27, 2022 at the Shaire Nursing Center in Lenoir, after several months of declining health. Born November 15, 1939 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of the late Jacob "Fate" Potter and Orpha Elizabeth Norris Potter. Mrs. Osborne was a member of West Side Baptist Church. She was married to her husband, Roy, for 47 years. "Rose", as she was often referred to, was primarily a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing in her younger years, making dolls with her mother. Rose enjoyed collecting angel figurines. In her later years, she enjoyed playing Nintendo video games.
Rosa is survived by her son, Joseph Lee Osborne and wife, Esther, of Collettsville, and daughter, Debbie Danner of Zionville; granddaughters, Jessica Elliott and partner, Charlie Cole, of Raleigh and Amanda Danner of Zionville, and grandson, David Vanover and wife, Cassandra, of Elizabethton, TN; great-grandchildren, Skyler and Leona Vanover, Cameron, Joseph and Max Elliott; brother, Steve Potter and wife, Daris, of Zionville; and sisters, Grace Potter of Boone, Alease Tuttle of High Point and Gladys Cole and husband, Danny, of Lenoir. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Osborne; sisters, Iva Lee Bennett and Joyce Godsey; and brothers, Austin, Jimmy and George Potter.
Funeral services for Rosa Potter Osborne will be conducted Friday afternoon, March 4th, at 2 o'clock, at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. Derick Wilson. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 o'clock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Graveside services at Reese Cemetery will be private.
The family respectfully requests no food and in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Amorem, Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.
The family would like to extend special thanks to all the nursing staff at the Shaire Center for the care provided to Rosa while there.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Osborne family.