(WED0WEE) The funeral for Rosa Lee Carpenter, 90, of Wedowee will be Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Barrett Holloway and Bro. Chris Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Macedonia Primitive Baptist Cemetery in Ashland.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Mrs. Carpenter died Sunday, July 12, at Traylor's Nursing Center in Roanoke.
An Ashland native, Mrs. Carpenter was born Jan. 15, 1930, the daughter of Joseph E. and Pearly McKinney Hart. She was a member of Cherith Baptist Church and had a home-operated daycare where she cared for many children who called her MaMa Rosa.
Survivors include her four daughters and their husbands, Elaine and Ben Beaird, Sherry and Frank Foster Jr. and Donna and Chris Mitchell, all of Roanoke, and Lisa and Tim Brown of Newell; son and his wife, Mark and Renae Carpenter of Woodland; 11 grandchildren, Emily Roach, Paul Beaird, Amanda Green, Trae Foster, Ashley Johnson, Jeff Mitchell, Ryan Mitchell, Leslie Gibbs, Scott Carpenter, Hannah Brown and Bethany Terry; and 21 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Carpenter was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Willis Harmon Carpenter; three sisters, Mae Belle Waites, Mary Davis and Pearly Salter; and two brothers, James Hart and William Hart.
Pallbearers will be Paul Beaird, Jeff Mitchell, Ryan Mitchell, Trae Foster, Tim Brown and Scott Carpenter.
Memorials may be floral, or donations may be made to Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Lisa Brown at 4695 Old Hwy. 431, Newell, AL 36280. Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.
The family requests that anyone planning to attend the visitation and/or funeral service to please wear a mask.
Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.