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Brenda Gay McCowan Rose

April 29, 1946 — December 31, 2020

Abingdon, VA – Brenda Gay McCowan Rose, age 74, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 31, 2020.  Brenda was born April 29, 1946 in Nora, VA to the Late Walter J. and Beulah Vest McCowan.  She was a God-fearing woman who trusted her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six sisters, Ethel, Glenda, Carolyn, Mildred, Mabel, and Edith; five brothers, Bobby Jean, Clyde, Earl, John, and Darrell; and special nephew, Roger Leon McCowan. She is survived by her precious family: sons, Gregory Rose and wife Donna of Piney Flats, TN, and Chris Rose and wife Ella of Bristol, VA; precious grandson, Matthew Rose of Bristol, VA; precious granddaughter, Bethany Dawn Rose of Piney Flats, TN; sister-in-law, Agnes McCowan of Nora, VA; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who she loved dearly. 

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2021, in Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 19391 Bethel Road, Abingdon, VA, with Rev. Jack Meade officiating.  Those wishing to attend the service are asked to convene at the cemetery.  COVID-19 guidelines are to be observed. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,, in Ms. Rose’s name.  Those wishing to share memories or messages of sympathy may do so online by visiting  

The family of Brenda Gay McCowan Rose is in the care of the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 (276-623-2700).
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