Vivian Rosalind Thomas

Published 12:38 pm Monday, June 15, 2020

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Vivian Rosalind Thomas, 78, of Kingsport, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the Waters of Roan Highlands Nursing Home. Rosie was born in Roan Mountain, Tenn., to the late Maynard and Martha Hopson Campbell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. “Bob” Thomas; two brothers, Bruce Campbell and M.C. Campbell; and a sister, Ellen Campbell Tipton.
Rosie was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She loved people and loved being with her family. Rosie was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and a very special person.
Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Robert J. “Joe” Thomas Jr. of Kingsport and David Thomas and wife Heather, also of Kingsport; her daughter, Jennifer Powers of Knoxville; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Penny Guess, Dimple Whitely, Althea Tipton, Gloria McAmis and Karen Hitechew and husband Chris; and three brothers, Rudolph Campbell, Lucky Campbell and wife Mary and Steve Campbell and wife Paulette. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to celebrate Rosie’s life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Reverend Chris Hitechew officiating. Music will be under the direction of Lucas Hitechew. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service, or at the residence of a sister, Karen Hitechew, at other times. The graveside service will be private. The family would like to especially thank the staff and doctors at the Waters of Roan Highlands for the exceptional and loving care given to Rosie during her stay. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Rosie and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain. Office: (423) 772-3928. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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