Rosa Jane Whichard McRoy

Published 7:48 pm Friday, June 12, 2020

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Mrs. Rosa Jane Whichard McRoy, age 77, a resident of Washington, died Thursday, June 11, 2020, at Clara Manor.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14, 2020, in the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and will be officiated by Rev. Joe Ange; burial will follow in the Dixon family cemetery. Jason Butler, Owen Perry, Bobby Perry, Daniel Wayne, Carl Dunn and Tracy McRoy will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. McRoy was born in Pitt County on Feb. 1, 1943, to the late Kenneth Paul Whichard, Sr. and Rosa Vainwright Whichard.

Survivors include her daughters, Connie Gamber and husband William, of Washington, Sandy Wayne and husband Tony, of Vanceboro; three grandchildren, Laura Ann Wayne, of Chocowinity, Melissa Nicole Gamber, of Washington, Daniel Ray Wayne and wife Destinee, of Chocowinity; two great-grandchildren, Colton Ray Wayne, Elizabeth Ann Wayne; a sister, Betsy Whichard, of Stantonsburg; and a brother, Kenneth Paul Whichard Jr. and wife Coral, of Greenville.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Edmond David McRoy Jr.

The family will receive friends Sunday, June 14, 2020, from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of Laura Ann Wayne, 394 Old New Bern Road, Chocowinity, NC 27817.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979 or to Beaufort County Medical Center Foundation, c/o Lights of Love Annual Fund, 628 E. 12th St., Washington, NC 27889.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the McRoy family.