Melba Rose Gurley, age 62, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday night at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Born in Wayne County, she was the daughter of Harold and Dorothy B. Gurley of Goldsboro. She was preceded in death by her biological father, Melvin Bell. Rose was a devoted member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church. Her love of God was evident to all that knew her and although she was deaf on this earth, her family is celebrating knowing she is hearing the beautiful sounds of heaven today.
A service to celebrate Rose’s life will be held Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm at Faith Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Christian Powell and her uncle, Pastor Rudolph Britt officiating. Burial will be Wednesday at 11:00 am at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will greet friends Tuesday evening immediately following the service at the church.
In addition to her parents, Rose is survived by her sister and brother in law, Mitzi and David Hansley; sister, Suzie Baker; her brother and sister in law, Jeff and Cindy Gurley; her nieces and nephews, Mary Catherine and Bryan Talton, and their daughter, Ella Rose Talton, Nick and Madison Gurley and their daughter, Eleanor Gurley, Joseph Gurley and his fiancée, Emily Turnage, Derrick and Jessica Hansley and their daughter, Emory, Ken and Jennifer Hansley and their children, Drake and Luci Grae, Kesha Gooding and her daughter, Ardin and Baby Ryland, Michael Hansley and his daughter, Michelle, Cole and Cale Baker; and a multitude of special and extended family.
Flowers are welcome or memorial gifts in Rose’s memory may be directed to Faith Free Will Baptist Church, 1200 W. Grantham St., Goldsboro, NC 27530.
A special thanks to Dr. James Atkins and the staff at Southeastern Medical Oncology for the many years of outstanding, compassionate care given to Rose. You are each very special to Rose and our family.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Gurley family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com
Faith Free Will Baptist Church
Tuesday May 2nd, 2017
1200 W. Grantham Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Special Instructions: Family members will greet friends at the church immediately following the service.Text me the address
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
Wednesday May 3rd, 2017
3888 Highway 70
Princeton, NC 27569
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Gary Pate lit a candle on May 7 2017 05:07:47 PM
On behalf NCSD Class of1974 and myself as a sectretay wish your family much sympathy. Rose was a sweet graduate. We knew she had many health struggles for a long time. Her name with birth & death date will be add on our class memorial placque with eight other names that have gone before us.
Submitted by Martha Self Hamrick, NCSD Class Secretary of 1974 on May 6 2017 12:50:42 AM
Martha Self Hamrick, NCSD Class Secretary of 1974 lit a candle for Melba Rose Gurley
Martha Self Hamrick, NCSD Class Secretary of 1974 lit a candle on May 6 2017 12:47:42 AM
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Mitzi Hare & Family lit a candle on May 3 2017 07:29:03 PM
I have many fond memories from childhood with Melba Rose and Mitzi when we would be at Aunt Prosie's house. She was a beautiful person and a special child of God. May God bless each member of your family as she is certainly celebrating in Heaven with her Savior and many family members that have gone on before her. Love you all. Jean Thompson Eichacker.
Submitted by Jean Thompson Eichacker on May 3 2017 03:11:07 PM
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Donna Young & Family. lit a candle on May 1 2017 04:33:00 PM
Rose was a very special lady. I know she is not deaf anymore and is just enjoying talking and singing in that beautiful place called Heaven. May God bless each of the members of her family. Love Durwood and Janice Gooding
Submitted by Janice T. Gooding on May 1 2017 04:09:50 PM
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Tammy Bell lit a candle on May 1 2017 01:06:30 PM
I love you Rose and will never forget you my sweet cousin. We have a lot of memories made along the way. One of them were you and i dancing the day berfore you passed on to heaven. that will forver be in my heart as will you I love you Rose.
Submitted by Renee Dail on May 1 2017 01:03:32 PM
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