P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Rose Croix Pittman Pevey
May 11, 1943 - June 25, 2024

Rose Croix Pittman Pevey

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Rose Croix Pittman Pevey went home to be with her Lord on June 25, 2024. Her life expressed and continued a legacy of love of family and faith, as a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to many. A resident of Monticello at her death, Rose proudly traced her family's roots through her paternal grandparents, William Emerson (Dick) and Mollie Pittman, who came from south Indiana as some of Arkansas County's first rice farmers, bringing with them traditions of hard work and faith. These traditions were manifested in the membership of both Dick and his father Levi in the Masonic Lodge. Dick was a 32nd degree Mason, as was Floyd, Rose's father, and also her brother Floyd Lee (Pete). Rose's maternal grandparents were Lucious ''Lawrence'' Hall, III and Sarah Ellen Hays Hall, from the Hallsville community near DeVall's Bluff, and later of Stuttgart.
Born and raised in Arkansas County, her Masonic heritage was evidenced by her very name, Rose Croix, which was given to her by members of the Grand Lodge of Arkansas, who recorded her birth in Little Rock on May 11, 1943. She continued these family traditions when she was received into the Order of the Eastern Star at age 18. The Masonic Lodge of DeWitt later bestowed upon her the Rose Croix Apron. Her Masonic journey included service as the Mother Advisor of the DeWitt Chapter of Rainbow Girls and also the Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star Assembly 432. Through her work, she was a steady and supportive leader who helped many young women throughout her life.
As an active member of the DeWitt United Methodist Church, Rose grew into her faith, and proudly taught Sunday School and sang in the church choir. Her civic leadership continued in her service as president of the DeWitt Jaycettes, and the Pine Bluff Jaycettes. Rose is preceded in death by her father and mother, Floyd Lee and Dena Pauline Pittman, her beloved brother, Floyd Lee (Pete) Pittman, Jr., and her cherished youngest grandson, Justin Lea. She was also predeceased by half-siblings Howard Lee (Buck) Pittman, Margaret ''Poodle'' Vaughn, Zelma Allen, and Lorraine Wilson.
Rose is survived by son Thomas Scott Pevey (Rosemary) and daughter Sonia Pevey Potter, all of Monticello, three grandchildren, Dena Stanley, Robert Lea, and Sarah Pevey, and seven great-grandchildren, Jordyn Stanley, Emily Stanley, Ryan Stanley, Brandon Lea, Nicholas Stanley, Liam Lea and Brantley Lea.
Special thanks to family and friends, including Tami Pevey, Dr. Tim Simon, and the hospice professionals who took such beautiful care of Rose in her final days.
A memorial service will be held for Rose Croix Pittman Pevey on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at Stephenson/Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello, at 2:30 p.m. Interment will follow the service in Campground Cemetery in Monticello. A reception will follow the graveside services at Campground United Methodist Church.
You can sign Rose's guestbook here on her page.

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Memorial Services
Sunday, June 30, 2024
2:30 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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Campground Cemetery
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Monticello, AR  71655
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  1. Frank Abbott Trice
    I've only just learned of this today. I was a class behind her in high school. She and Pete were neighbors, and we went to Sunday school together. Rose was a good friend growing up. We had a wonderful visit a couple of years ago at the big class reunion in DeWitt. She will be missed.
  2. Tedi Hall Kramer
    My sweet dear Rose. You were sure a blessing to me. You will be greatly missed. You were my mother Lois’ favorite cousin and you were so wonderful to my when I lost her in 2020. I am so thankful we got to talk while I was in Arkansas. I will see you again in Heaven! Love you!
    Tedi Lynne
  3. Janie Rabb & Larry Fuller
    Sonia & Family,
    We are so sorry to learn of Rose’s passing. She was a friend & sweet lady. We sat with her at Church many times over the years. Rose was a true Christian woman
    Both of us are Masons & Eastern Star Brethren of Rose.
    May God continue Blessing your Family with comfort in remaining days.
    Janie Rabb & Larry Fuller
  4. Sharon
    To the family and friends of Rose
    I am so saddened about her passing
    But I am so so grateful to have known her she was a wonderful woman so kind and caring.
    She was the very essence of what God want’s us as christians to be
    I grew to love ( my Rose bud) in the short 3 years that she was my neighbor
    May God bless and keep you all now
    And in the years to come
    Continued prayers

  6. Carolyn and Maury Joe
    Our deepest sympathies to the families for their loss. May Miss Rose rest in peace.
  7. linda
    prayers n hugs for uall.. sure going to miss my pal.. so sorry..
  8. Monticello senior center
    We at the senior center are deeply saddened by the loss of Mis Rose Pevey she was wonderful
    sweet lady she will truly be missed.
  9. Peggy Davis
    Sorry for your loss prayers for the family 🙏
  10. Kedran Handly
    Sonia and family - so sorry for the loss of your mother and her extended family. You will all be in our prayers.
  11. Jeannie Leder
    My husband, Lanny Leder, graduated with Rose from Dewitt High School. Rose and I got to be friends from going to his class reunions. She became closer to me over the years. She was a very sweet person and we developed a closer relationship over the years after my husband died. I will never forget her and she always said she was fine. Rose dearly loved her children and grandchildren. i will certainly miss our conversations! Hope to see her again in Heaven!
  12. Beth Johnson
    Rose touched so many lives and left such a profound feeling of being loved and accepted. She was a remarkable woman! Memories of her will live on through all those she loved. May you rest in eternal peace, and find comfort in the arms of the lord.
    Deepest condolences,
  13. Robin L Cole
    Praying for you all!! This is a great loss but she is in a blessed place! No more sorrow, no more pain!! She is seeing the faces of many of her loved ones that passed on years before her!!
    And she is with her Lord and Savior!!
    Mourn for the passing, but rejoice for her!! And know that if you are in Christ, you too, will see her again!!
  14. Sarah Reppond
    Tom, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. You, Rosemary and the rest of the family are in my prayers.
  15. Richard Bateman
    Miss Rose Pevey. No words can really describe the feelings I have for her. She was one of a kind and treated everyone she met as a friend. I'll never forget all the great times I had at her home when we were neighbors. I'm so blessed to have lived on Jefferson street when the Pevey's did. I became best friends with Tommy and Sonia. We've kept in touch, even though I moved out of Arkansas. I'll always consider Miss Rose a mother. She mothered me when my mother wasn't around and mine did the same for Tommy and Sonia. I love the Pevey's forever and ever. Fly high, Miss Rose! I will see you one day. <3

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