Rosalee Ruth Underwood, 86, went to be with her heavenly family on Monday April 4, 2011.
Born Dec. 8, 1924, in Beckley, she lived most of her life in Charleston. She was a member of Mountain Mission, Charleston. After retirement they also resided in Titusville, Fla., where they attended Temple Baptist Church. She recently attended Bible studies at Covenant PCA Church in Nitro and was loved by the members.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wilbur “Smiley” Underwood; her parents, Georgia and Frazier Flint; her brothers Kenneth, Francis, Fred and Bernard “BB” Flint; and her sister, Joyce Fisher.
She is survived by one sister, Mary Nan Scragg of South Charleston; son, Robert Underwood and his wife, Sandra, of Charleston; and daughter, Sandra Burns and her husband, Alan, of Blountville, Tenn. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Kari Gleason, Kevin Underwood and Kristen Fry of the Charleston area. She has eight great-grandchildren.
Rosalee enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. She and Wilbur enjoyed many activities while living in Florida including fishing and volunteer work with the disabled veterans. She loved dogs, especially her three Scottie granddogs and Grady and Ruby. She was a Scottie rescue supporter.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Good Shepherd Mortuary, 335 Fifth Ave., South Charleston. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
The family wishes to express their special gratitude to her sister, Mary Nan Scragg, her granddaughter, Kari Gleason and her family, for their devotion in caring for Mom in the final years of her life.
Our mother kept a garden,
a garden of the heart,
She planted all good things
that gave our life a start.
And when the winds and rains came,
she protected us just enough-
Because she knew some day we'd need
to stand up strong and tough.
We are our mother's garden,
We are her legacy-
And we hope in heaven she feels our love
through all eternity
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HospiceCare, Charleston, or Scottie Rescue 420 Ash Drive, Baxter, TN 38544
We loved you Grandmom......