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Rosa Hobbs Buckland
  • The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider
  • Wayside Baptist Mission
    c/o 174 State Line Road
    Narrows, VA 24124

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“Dear Joanie, I was sad to hear that Rosie had passed away. After she moved to Roanoke, I had lost touch with her. She was one of the kindest and ...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Ken Walker - Pearisburg, VA

“I loved Rosie! She was one special lady that everyone liked!! My Dad and Aunt Trish thought the world of her!!So saddened to hear of her passing!!...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Darlene French - Rich Creek, VA

“Joanie and Dewy my heart goes out to you all. Rosie was a wonderful person. Agie and I loved her dearly. Now maybe Agie and she can have "their DANCE...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Shirley Lafferty - Martinsville, VA

“I was saddened to hear of the passing of Rosie. She was in my life since the day I was born. She was also my church mother and I looked up to her in...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Samantha Robertson Blevins - VA

“Joanie and Steve, it sadden me to hear of Rosa Lee's passing, if there ever a friend to have it was your Mom, she was funny, loving, a great Mom and...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Roger and Pamela Dunn - Narrows,, VA

“Dear Rosie I'm so happy that I got to see you that Wednesday. We had a great day picking on the nurses. I will always miss you but I know you are...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Cindy - Copperhill, VA

“Ms. Rosa, Still can't believe you're gone to glory and we didn't get our chance to visit the exotic places we dreamed about...Abu Dhabi & such. Love...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Deleva Callinder - Roanoke, VA

8 of 12 | Posted by: sue and dennis baldwin - WV

“Joanie and Steve I am so sorry about Rosie's passing she was a dear sweet friend too me and she will be dearly missed. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Maxine Robertson - Narrows, VA

“Our sympathy and prayers are sent to you. As friends of Shirley, Rosa's sister, we wish you God's comfort and peace. Jim and Judy Bradley, high...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: James And Judy Craig Bradley - SC

“Sadly to hear of my dear childhood friend's passing, she will be missed but my memories will last forever. Shirley and John you have our deepest...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Trish Rice Bush (Mike) - Sun City, AZ

“So sorry for your loss Rosa was a great person she will be missed ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: gail cumbee winters - blacksburg, VA

Rosa Hobbs Buckland, 68 of Narrows, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 22nd, 2015.

A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born on March 12th, 1947, and was the daughter of the late Gilbert W. and Martha Davis Hobbs. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Azel Arthur Buckland; and a brother, William Bruce Hobbs.

Rosa was a lifelong member of Wayside Baptist Mission. She devoted her life to her family and church with true love and compassion for others. Her faith and love inspired everyone she met.

She is survived by her daughter, Joanie Lilly and spouse Dewey of Roanoke; a son, Steven Buckland and wife Susan of Glen Lyn; her precious granddaughter, Stephanie Buckland; her step-granddaughter, Catherine Lilly; a brother, John Hobbs of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Shirley Knutson and spouse Robert of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the many individuals and healthcare providers that helped care for her over the last several years, including the transplant team at UVA Medical Center, the unknown donor which gave her a second chance at life, the Carilion cardiothoracic team, Friendship Health and Rehab Center, their home care companions, Medi-Home Health, and the 7-South and Pallative Care units at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at 11 AM at the Wayside Baptist Mission with Pastor Merrill Hedrick officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Rich Creek. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows Monday from 6 to 8 PM. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider Wayside Baptist Mission; c/o Jewel Ferguson; 174 State Line Road; Narrows, VA 24124.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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