Rosalie "Rosie" Russett of Canton, GA passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 with her family by her side.
She was born to the late Lee Roy and Lola Tarrant on June 4, 1939 in Duncan, Oklahoma. She was married to the late Daryle Russett in 1957 in Ulysses, KS and relocated to Canton, GA in 1984. Rosie is survived by four children. Daughter, Charlene Reed of Canton. Son, Lance and Snjezana Russet of Rockmart. Son, Darren and Kim Russett of Amarillo and daughter, Melissa and Daniel Purcell of White. Brother, Lee Roy Jr. and Carol Tarrant and brother, Garry and Cheryl Tarrant, both of Oklahoma. She was blessed with eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was greeted in heaven by her husband, Daryle and their son, Shane. Also, her mom and dad, three brothers, one sister, and her beloved puppies, Tink and Chewy.
Mom, what to say about mom. She never failed at anything she did. At least she never let us know if she did. She was the best mother, wife and friend you could ever have. There was literally none better. It didnt matter what we were interested in, she was behind us, 199%. Whether we were participating in the band, karate, motorcycle racing, poetry, sideline cheer or gymnastics, she was there. She spent many hours sitting in the sun watching us play baseball and sitting on the sidelines cheering for us on the sidelines of the football field. She even flew to Missouri to watch two minutes and thirty seconds of cheer. She loved every minute of it. Her family was her life. She taught us compassion and fairness. She taught us patience (none of us really got this one). She taught us to stay calm during the storm. Charlene and Darren caught this trait, Lance and Melissa, not so much. Her grandchildren, called her many things, Nana Potts (from Beauty and the Beast), Push Nanny, because she was in a wheelchair and had to be pushed and Sleepy Nanny, because she liked her sleep. The smile that would come across her face when she heard her nick names being called was priceless. If you were blessed to know our mom, then you were immediately a son/daughter and given unconditional love. She would throw strawberry pancakes and advice at you until she was sure you "got it". Heaven gained the most beautiful soul that God ever created. She will be missed immeasurably by everyone who knew her. A cousin shared with us that Mom left behind a beautiful legacy, and yes she did.
A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at four o'clock in the afternoon on Friday, the 19th of July, 2019 in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Kinnersley officiating.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family immediately following the service.
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to post tributes and sign the on-line register.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 is honored to serve the family of Rosalie Russett.