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Rosie Lee Vance, 64 of North Tazewell, VA died Friday, January 5, 2018 at Duke Hospice at Durham, NC.
Born May 21, 1953 in Tazewell County, VA, she was a daughter of the late Melvin Patterson Baker and Ludie Ellen Keith Baker. She was a member of Gospel Lighthouse Tabernacle Church at Baptist Valley, VA. Before her illness, Rosie worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Emmett Meade and wife, Pearl, Fred Meade and wife, Juanita, Hubert Meade, David Meade, Buford Meade, and Gene Baker; sisters, Beatrice Neece and husband, Oscar and Agnes Jenkins and husband, Vernon.
She is survived by her husband of forty years, John Henry Vance; sons, Josh A. Vance and wife, Jaclyn of Prattville, Al and Jacob M. Vance and wife, Ashley of Memphis, TN; brother, Ray Meade and wife, Susie of Mooresville, IN; sister, Peggy Carr and husband, Larry of Cedar Bluff, VA; grandchildren, Michael Vance, Joshua Vance, Macie Turner, Kade Turner, Alexis Vance, and Kolten Vance; sisters in law, Pearl Meade of Conover, OH, Frances Meade of Martinsville, IN, and Frances Baker of Tazewell, VA.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA where funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Monday, January 8, 2018 with Brother Roger Monk officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, VA.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com
Published on January 6, 2018
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