Rosa Lee Bolton Cantrell

by Lynn McMillen
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Rosa Lee CantrellRosa Lee Bolton Cantrell, age 94, of Russellville, passed away on
December 3, 2023.

Rosa Lee was a devoted Christian, and member of First Baptist Church of Russellville. She was a charter member of Southside Baptist Church before joining her daughter at First Baptist. In her younger years she enjoyed teaching young children’s Sunday School at Southside Baptist.

Rosa Lee was a loving wife to her husband, Miles, for 59 years. They enjoyed going to the Senior Center and dancing and sharing time with friends. Rosa Lee was a beloved Mother to her children and was known for making the best chocolate chip cookies, and enjoyed sharing them with friends and family throughout the years. But, the loves of her life were her two grandsons, Nathan and Cory, which she always enjoyed playing games with. These were her favorite times, spending vacations at the beach with her family.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Gary Cantrell; daughter, Debbie Buffaloe (Larry); grandsons, Cory Buffaloe, Nathan Buffaloe; sisters in-law,
Ann Cantrell, Vela Cantrell; special lifelong friends, Peggy Ashburner-Jones, Charlotte Herston, as well as a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Rosa Lee was preceded in death by her husband, Miles Cantrell; parents, George and Lizzie Bolton; and sister, Euna Faye Grissom.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 12noon until 2pm at Pinkard Funeral Home of Russellville. The funeral service will follow at 2pm in the Chapel. Interment will be in Franklin Memory Gardens. Bro. Chase Dowdy and Bro. Joel Davis will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Cory Buffaloe, Nathan Buffaloe, Neal Allen, David Grissom, Cody Grissom and Larry Buffaloe.

We wish to extend a special thanks to all the great nurses at Helen Keller Hospital for all the love and care given to our sweet mother. Also a special thanks to the ministry team of First Baptist Russellville for their love and attention.

Pinkard Funeral Home of Russellville assisted the family.

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