Sept. 24, 1931-July 15, 2022

Funeral services for Norma Downing Rose, 90, of Many were Monday, July 18 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Many with the Rev. Ray Spiller officiating. Burial followed at 1 p.m. at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Keithville.
Norma Downing Rose was born Thursday, Sept. 24, 1931, in Jackson, Miss. She passed away Friday, July 15, 2022, at Byrd Hospital in Leesville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil S. Downing and Flora Eva (Burney) Downing; husband, Robert C. Rose Jr.; sister, Flora Ann Reno; and three brothers, Virgil Downing Jr., Dan Downing and Albert Downing.
She is survived by her three daughters, Virgina Rose Burkett and husband Don of Many, Diane Rose of Houston and Debbie Rose of Many; three grandchildren, Stephen Van Sickle and wife Jessica of Natchitoches, Christiana Cook and husband Chris of Lafayette and Caleb Burkett and wife Maegan of Many; seven great-grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers were Don Burkett, Caleb Burkett, Stephen Van Sickle, Scotty Woodcock, Chris Cook and Griffin Van Sickle.
The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Holder and the staff at Sabine Medical Center along with Dr. John Mercke and the staff at Byrd Regional Hospital, especially the kind nursing staff at both.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to St. Jude,, St. Jude Donor Services (800) 822-6344.
Under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.