Rose Ward Paul, 81, a native and lifelong resident of Poquoson, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 28, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.
She graduated from Poquoson High School in 1958 and retired from Poquoson City Public Schools where she was a bus driver for over 30 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Wesley Fellowship Class. She enjoyed going out to lunch with friends, spending time with her great-granddaughters and was well known for her annual Seafood Festival parties.
Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Otis Paul, and her parents Grayson Ward and Beulah Hubbard. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Lindsay and husband, Paul; a granddaughter, Kristen Jones and husband Thomas, two great-granddaughters, Lauren and Meagan Jones; a sister, Madge Bunting; brothers, Vernon Ward (Beverly), and Grayson Ward (Becky), step-brothers, Henry and John Hubbard, numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 1st, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Poquoson, officiated by Rev. Dr. Patricia Riggs. Burial will be private in Weston Cemetery, Poquoson, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1294 Poquoson Ave., or the Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, both in Poquoson, VA 23662. Arrangements and heartfelt guidance through Claytor Rollins Funeral Home. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.
As we celebrate Ms. Rose we would ask, for anyone planning on attending, to honor social distancing as we will have people there who are immune compromised. Please respect their wishes even if you are fully vaccinated. The family would like to briefly receive friends after the service with a contactless recessional line in the narthex as attendees exit from the church.
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