Your Mission, should you choose to accept it:

Smile, make eye contact and greet each person you see. If you know them greet them by name. If they are strangers to you, greet them warmly.

Words like "Hello," Good Morning," Good Evening" and "How are you" cost us nothing.

When someone shares these words, or similar words, with you, do not look at them with suspicion, but rather respond in a warm and friendly tone.

All of us are missing basic human contact, and if ever there was a time to love your neighbor, it is now...

We're all in this together...

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Ellen Carrier Rose

Ellen Carrier Rose, 63, of Emporia, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ronnie Rose; daughter, Sue Rose Harrison (Chris); granddaughter, Madilyn Harrison and grandson, Dalton Harrison; devoted niece Karen Ferguson (Craig) and their children, Chase and Georganna sister, Betty Scott; numerous nieces and nephews and also her beloved dog, “Buster”.

Ellen was an amazing lady touching many lives with humor, love, wisdom and scripture.  Smiles, laughter, and love is what she bestowed on all that knew her.  She was a loving wife, devout mother, caring Nana, aunt and friend; always encouraging in a Godly manner to help others. She provided strength and support in ways that seemed effortless on her part but making a great difference in others’ lives. Her smile and encouraging manner uplifted all who came in touch with her.  Everyone that met her loved her and she loved them right back.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday, November 24 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, November 25. Interment will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery.

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