In Memory

Joyce Sisbower (Rose)

Joyce Sisbower (Rose)

                       Joyce Sisbower Rose

SHELBY - A humble and mild mannered woman, a great mother and grandmother who loved her family dearly. Joyce Dean Sisbower Rose was this type of lady. Ms. Rose passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at her daughter's residence in Shelby. She was a lifelong resident of Gaston County. Joyce loved to cook and bake. She also loved watching World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Joyce had two careers in her life other than raising her family. She worked for Metropolitan Life for 23 years and the Salvation Army nine years. "Blood and Fire" is the motto for the Salvation Army: the motto describes the blood of Jesus, shed on the cross to save all people, and the fire of the Holy Spirit which purifies believers.

Joyce was the daughter of the late Francis H. Sisbower and Billie Sisk Humphreys. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Jack Rose who passed away in 2006. One sister: Freida Sprouse and one brother, Henry "Buck" Humphreys.

Those left behind to cherish her beautiful memories are her daughter: Dana Rose and her daughter, Madison Brooks of Shelby and son, Rodney Rose and his children, Amy Rose, Taffi Rose and Eddie Rose of Bessemer City; four sisters: Francis Welch, Cathleen Bradley both of Gastonia, Nancy Cobb and husband Jake along with Betty Taylor both of Kings Mountain; one brother: Harry Humphreys of Gastonia; sister in law: Norma Parker, widow of the late Buck Humphreys of Bostic.

A celebration of life service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016, at the Salvation Army Center for Worship and Service, 1506 Union Road, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054 with Captain Susie Graf to deliver words of comfort to the family and friends. Graveside service will follow at Gaston Memorial Park, 1200 New Hope Road, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054 with Captain Mark Hunter to perform the committal service.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2016 at Carothers Funeral Home, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054 and from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to be sent to the Cleveland County Hospice, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, North Carolina 28150 or the Salvation Army of Gastonia, P.O. Box 1094 Gastonia, North Carolina 28053.

If you wish to make expressions of sympathy and share fond memories, please visit Joyce's guest book at

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to serve the family of Joyce Sisbower Rose during this difficult time.

Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 24, 2016


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06/08/16 01:41 PM #1    

Jackay Stowe-McDaniel

Joyce was a very sweet quiet girl.  Her father like my father was killed in WWII.

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