Rose Driskill Harmon, affectionately known as Gommie, 78, of S. Prince George passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at her home. Born June 6, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Virginia English and Stewart Phillip Driskill, Sr., and was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Carl Grant Driskill, Sr., Stewart Phillip Driskill, Jr.
Rose dedicated her life to caring for her family as a homemaker. Her family jokingly referred to her as the logistical home coordinator, a title earned through her meticulous attention to detail and unparalleled organizational skills. She created a warm and welcoming home where love and laughter thrived, a testament to her nurturing and loving spirit.
In addition to her role as a homemaker, Rose ventured into the world of real estate, becoming a respected broker for several years. Following this chapter, she embraced a period of "fun jobs," not only to stay busy but to contribute her vibrant energy to various endeavors and make what she referred to as "fun money."
An active community member, Rose was a former member of the Red Hat Society, where she added a splash of color to her life and the lives of those around her. In her earlier years, she was an esteemed member of Beta Sigma Phi, embodying the values of sisterhood and community service. Rose's commitment to making a positive impact extended to her role as an active leader of the local March of Dimes chapter, where she tirelessly worked to support the health and well-being of mothers and babies.
Known for her generous heart and spirit of volunteerism, Rose was actively involved in various community initiatives. Her selfless contributions touched the lives of many, leaving a lasting impression on the hearts of those she served.
A member of Oakland Baptist Church, Rose had a strong faith that was evident in her daily life.
Rose's love for adventure led her to explore the world, with a particular fondness for traveling and basking in the beauty of the beach. These moments became cherished memories, reflecting the joy and zest for life that defined her.
She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Jerry Ford Harmon; two daughters, Lynn Spinner and husband, David, Dana Nichols and husband, Darrell; five grandchildren, Nick Spinner, Sarah Spinner, Paige Nichols, Grant Nichols, Reid Nichols; sister, Joyce Harrison; and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Crater Community Hospice and her caregivers, Nancy Lewis, Carmella Quintana, Mary Webber and Melissa Van Dunk for their extraordinary care of “Miss Rose” in her time of need. The family also expresses gratitude for the phone calls, visits, and meals they have received.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crater Community Hospice, 3916 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, Virginia 23805 Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.