Mary Eunice Rosser Campbell
Mary Eunice Rosser Campbell, age 81 of Apex, formerly of Sanford and Holden Beach, NC died peacefully on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at WakeMed Cary Hospital.
Born on January 15, 1927 in Harnett County, she was the daughter of the late T. Raymond and Mary Mimms Rosser. She was the wife of James Robert Campbell who preceded her in death in 1999. She was also preceded in death by her brothers: Neill Albert Rosser and Raymond Carr Rosser. Also, her sisters: Frances Elder and Elizabeth Hines preceded Mrs. Campbell in death.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 2 p.m. at St. Lukes United Methodist Church in Sanford with Rev. Suzanne Cobb officiating. A private family burial will follow the service.
Mrs. Campbell graduated from Boone Trail High School in Harnett Co., received a two-year secretarial degree at Elon College, and settled in Sanford with Robert to raise her girls. For many years she was an active member of community organizations and her church, Steele Street United Methodist Church (St. Lukes).
In the 1980’s, Mrs. Campbell and her husband embarked on a new adventure, moving to Holden Beach to open J. Bob Campbell Realty. While in Brunswick Co., Mrs. Campbell was active in VFW Post 8866 and was a founding member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of that organization and served as its president. She faithfully kept in touch with dear friends left behind when she moved to Apex to be with her daughter Bobbi in 1999.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory: one brother, T. Paul Rosser and his wife Janet of Charlotte, NC. Two daughters: Bobbi Campbell of Apex and Rebecca C. Davenport and her husband James of Bath. Two grandsons: James Davenport IV of Boulder, CO and Joel R. Davenport of Wilmington, NC. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who affectionately called her by her childhood nickname, “Munk.”
A viewing will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2008 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Miller-Boles Funeral Home in Sanford. The family will receive friends in the parlor of St. Lukes United Methodist Church in Sanford on Thursday from 1-2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to: Methodist Children’s Home, MHC Foundation, 1041 Washington St., Raleigh, NC 27605 or to VFW Post 8866, 573 Sabbath Home Rd., SW, Holden Beach, NC 28462 or to the Charity of One’s Choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Miller-Boles Funeral Home, 1150 Fire Tower Rd., Sanford, NC 27330.