Rosie Beatice Ledford

Published 4:18 pm Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Miss Rosie Beatrice Ledford, 75, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 28, 2019, from Signature Healthcare Center of Elizabethton. Rosie was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Homer Wade Ledford and Opal Cole Ledford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dayton Douglas Ledford and Wilford Wade Ledford, and a brother-in-law, Mack Elliott.
Rosie graduated from ETSU and obtained her Master’s Degree in Virginia. She retired as an educator, having taught school in Virginia, Kentucky and Florida. She was voted best language arts teacher when she taught in the Virginia School System. She was also a certified meteorologist.
Rosie loved children and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed gardening, playing with children, especially her nieces and nephews, painting and cooking. Rosie also loved animals and liked to listen to folk music and making soap.
Those left to cherish her memory include three sisters, Mary Lee Williams and husband Garfield Williams of Elizabethton, Ellen Sue Combs of Roan Mountain and Helen Ruth Elliott of Elizabethton, and two sisters-in-law, Brenda Kay Ledford of Rutherfordton, N.C., and Shirley Ann Ledford of Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
A service to celebrate the life of Miss Rosie Beatrice Ledford will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 2, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1 until 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. The graveside service will follow in the Cole Cemetery, Lacy Hollow Road, Elizabethton, Tenn. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family would like to especially thank the staff and management of Signature Healthcare of Elizabethton for the loving care given to Miss Ledford during her illness. Condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at
Miss Ledford and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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