KING - Mrs. Rosa Lee Lawson Barron, 63, departed this life Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at her home, after a two-year struggle with cancer.
She was an employee of Hanes Hosiery and was later employed and retired from Piedmont Airlines. Mrs. Barron was a dedicated member and service worker for Al-Anon. She received her GED from Forsyth Technical Community College in 1994. She had a special love for her neighbors and for all children.
Mrs. Barron was born Oct. 29, 1939, to Walter G. and Viola Brown Lawson in Carroll County, Va.
She is survived by her husband, John Paul Barron of the home; two daughters, Carla Cates Comer and Sandy Eller; a son, Pete Cates; five grandchildren, Stacie Cates of the home, Michael Eller, John Comer II, Matthew Eller and Megan Eller; a great-grandchild, Destiny Comer; six sisters, Mozelle Cornatzer, Velma Robertson, Patricia Wood, Joan Hunt, Norma Davis, Kathy King; two brothers, Gray Lawson and Dan Lawson; and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Zekan and Dr. Kummer, Nurses Jan, Robin, Betty and Holly, and to the Pharmacy employees of Winston-Salem Health Care, also to the doctors, nurses, and aides at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. A special thanks to Luanne Flynt, Mrs. Barron's home health-care nurse, and to Dr. Strickland. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel, with the Rev. Kelley P. Carpenter and Meghan McSwain officiating. Burial will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 this evening at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the Barron home at 110 Greene St. in King following the service.
Published in the Winston-Salem Journal on 6/12/2003.