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Died April 15, 2010

Rosa Lee Toler Jinnette, 75, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday evening at the Brian Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 7 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home chapel, with Freddie Gooding officiating. Interment will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park.

Rosa Lee was born in Wayne County to the late Ransom Toler and Leona McFatter Toler.

She had worked as a secretary for Jinnette & Walton Motor Co. in Jacksonville, Fla., and, after moving to Goldsboro, she worked with Wayne County School System.

She was a faithful servant of the Lord and was a member of St. David's Episcopal Church in Florida. She ministered to the sick, provided meals-on-wheels and was involved with the altar guild and prayer chain. Rosa Lee was always willing to help with an opened hand for anyone.

Rosa Lee is survived by her husband, Jimmy Jinnette; her daughters, Shirley Maynard and husband, Roger, of Kentucky and Jenell Thomson of Florida; her sisters, Norma Williford and Barbara Murphy and husband, Craig, all of Goldsboro; her brothers, George Earl Toler of Florida, Ransom "Junior" Toler and wife, Shirley, of Goldsboro and Billy Ray Toler and wife, Joyce, of Princeton; her grandchildren, Jennifer, Geoffrey and Zachary Thomson; great-grandchildren, James Jr., Alan and Tommy Jordan "T.J." White; two special sisters-in-law, who devoted many hours in extra care for Rosa Lee, Edna Mae Talton of Pikeville and Rose Whitfield of LaGrange.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, James White; sisters, Pearl McFatter and Nancy Cleo Cruse; and a brother, Melvin Toler.

Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made to Eastern Alzheimer's Association, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 208, Raleigh, N.C., 27605.

The family will receive friends Saturday following the service at Seymour Funeral Home, and other times at 108 Livingston Drive (Falling Brook Estates) in Goldsboro.

The family would like to express a sincere appreciation to the staff of the Brian Center for taking care of Rosa for 612 years. Special thanks to all the family and friends that shared their time with Rosa Lee.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Published in Obituaries on April 16, 2010 1:47 PM