1948 ~ 2023
Date of Death: March 20, 2023
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Morris family. Rose’s earthly temple is now resting in the care of Rowell-Parish Mortuary. Revelations 21:4 says, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Ms. Rose Marie Morris.
Derrick Veasley ~ Director
Henry Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
Rose Marie Morris (aka Tiny) was a blessing from God on Sunday, September 5, 1948 to the late Luther and Lula (Dickey) Haynes in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was called by God to take her eternal rest on Monday, March 20, 2023 in Marietta, Georgia. She was also preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years: Parnell Morris; one granddaughter: Janelle Rose Marie Clark; five siblings: Margaret Owens, Hazel Haynes, Cheryl Knauls, Deloris Haynes and James Haynes.
Rose accepted Jesus as her personal Savior and was baptized at an early age at Saint Augustine Episcopal Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas (her family church). She later joined Northside Church of God in Christ in Fort Smith, Arkansas. While living in Atlanta, Georgia, Rose attended Word of Faith Cathedral in Austell, Georgia. One thing about Tiny, if you lived with her or spent the night at her home on a Saturday night, you were going to church Sunday morning. She truly loved God and exemplified her love by being a faithful kind-hearted woman who would help anyone in need. Rose selflessly opened her home to her nieces, nephews and many others. She had a Big compassionate heart and welcomed anyone who was in need.
Rose attended the Fort Smith Public School System: Howard Elementary and she graduated from Lincoln High School Class of 1966. Rose was a member of a bowling league and tennis team in Fort Smith. She loved Arts & Crafts, traveling on cruise ships and baking her infamous pound cakes. Rose retired from Rheem Manufacturing Company of more than thirty years of service.
Rose leaves to cherish her memories her three children: Nikale (Dwight) Moore of Powder Springs, GA, Berrios Morris of Fort Smith, AR, and Ashanti Morris of Powder Springs, GA; ten grandchildren: Haley Herring, Briana Sweet, Miasia Morris, Courtney Morris, Janaye Clark, Astionna Johnson, Tony Morris, Rasheed Morris, Perignon Johnson, and Jaylin Moore; two great-grandsons: Tobin Sweet and Tatum Hamby; one sister: Deborah Haynes and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
Walk-through visitation will be Thursday, March 30, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rowell-Parish Mortuary 611 North 9th Street Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901.
Celebration of life service will be held Friday, March 31, 2023 at 11 a.m. at New Covenant International Christian Center 4400 North N Street Fort Smith, Arkansas 72904.
Committal service and final resting place will be held Friday, March 31, 2023 at 4p.m. at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 285 Friendship Place, Center Ridge, Arkansas.