Katie Alma Rose

Katie Alma Rose

Katie Alma Mitchell Rose
March 19, 1939 – May 11, 2020

Katie Alma Mitchell Rose, 81, died Monday. She was born in Wilson County, to the late Lewis Albert & Didi Mae Littleton Mitchell. She was a Godly, kind woman with a giving heart. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Janice Rose Willoughby, siblings, Carolyn Brantley, Gladys Jones & Jane Barnes.

She is survived by her husband, Luther Rose of the home, children, Mark Rose (Jackie) of Zebulon, Wanda Carlyle of Zebulon & Penny Jones of Zebulon, brother-in-law, Melvin Willoughby, siblings, Royce Mitchell & Tony Mitchell of Selma, Betty Underhill of La Grange & Rose Glover of Raleigh, 8 grandchildren & 15 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

Graveside funeral service 2 pm, Thursday, Upper Black Creek Church Cemetery, Lucama. She will lie in state, Wednesday, 1 – 5 pm, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Ed&Violet Posted May 12, 2020 6:38 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you! So sorry to hear of Katie ‘s passing,she was a good woman and Friend when we went to church in Zebulon!

    • Wanda Carlyle Posted May 14, 2020 8:32 am

      Thank you Violet and Ed

  • Christina Posted May 12, 2020 10:05 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for you all. Hugs and lots of love❤️

    • Wanda Carlyle Posted May 14, 2020 8:33 am

      Thank you Christina

  • Jeri Barber Posted May 12, 2020 10:14 pm

    Ms. Katie was a super sweet lady, I enjoyed knowing her the few times I saw her, but felt I knew her more through you, Wanda.., my sincere condolences and prayers to you and your family.

    • Wanda Carlyle Posted May 14, 2020 8:36 am

      Thank you Jeri

  • Tiffini Denton Posted May 13, 2020 7:46 am

    I am honored to have known Miss Katie for the past 3 years. What a beautiful lady! Thank you Jesus all her worldly pain is gone! My heart goes out to her family❤️

    • Wanda Carlyle Posted May 14, 2020 8:37 am

      Thank you Tiffini

  • Rhonda and Lawrence Carter Posted May 13, 2020 10:55 am

    We are so sorry for your loss, your family are in our prayers. We know Katie is gone home to be with our Lord where she will live forever more. God bless each of you and keep all of you in his grace in your time of sorrow. We love you all and we are here if you need us.

    • Wanda Carlyle Posted May 14, 2020 8:39 am

      Thank you Rhonda and Lawrence

    • Mark and Jackie Rose Posted May 14, 2020 10:20 pm

      Thank you!!

  • Anna Horne Posted May 14, 2020 7:19 am

    Looks like she lived a wonderful life with lots of love from family. Now she’s living. With the Lord! Keeping you all in my prayers at this time.

    • Jacquelyn Rose Posted May 14, 2020 10:18 pm

      Thank you!!

  • Doris Hicks Gentry Posted May 14, 2020 12:42 pm

    She is a beautiful Lady Sorry for all of the families loss I remember Luther I think he was David Rose’s Uncle I remember coming to Zebulon or somewhere in that area when I was a young teenager with My Aunt Nancy who is my Mom’s sister and David her late husband My name is Doris Jean All of you that I met were very nice people and David Rose loved Luther I am almost sure Luther came to David’s funeral and I saw some of you there Prayers for you all

    • Wanda Carlyle Posted May 19, 2020 8:51 am

      Yes Doris we came to David’s funeral we remember you. Uncle David and my daddy were close. Mom loved David and Nancy so much we all have good memories of them. Thank you for all your prayers we take comfort in knowing she is in heaven with no pain or worry and we will see her again one day.

  • Tammy (Stallings) Blinson Posted May 14, 2020 1:12 pm

    Mr. Luther, Markie, Wanda, and Penny
    I am so sorry to hear about Ms. Katie. She was just as sweet as she could be. Prayers for all of you. Just remember she is in heaven with Aunt Janice watching over everyone..

    • Wanda Carlyle Posted May 19, 2020 8:56 am

      Thank you Tammy . Yes some of my last words to her was go be with Janice.

  • Jerry Rose Posted May 15, 2020 4:44 am

    SORRY for lost from a sweet lady with that beautiful smile.prayers for you all.hope to see you all soon💕

    • Wanda Carlyle Posted May 19, 2020 8:57 am

      Thank you Jerry!

  • Tammy Pearce Augsburger Posted May 16, 2020 9:56 pm

    I was saddened to read about the passing of your mother. I never met her but it appears she lived a full, productive and loving life.
    May the memories you made bring you peace in the days to come.

    • Wanda Carlyle Posted May 19, 2020 8:58 am

      Thank you

    • Wanda Carlyle Posted May 19, 2020 9:01 am

      Thank you , I am Mark sister I will let him know that you posted your condolences.

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