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Rose Compton Broce

October 26, 1957 - July 7, 2021

Rose Compton Broce, 63, of Covington passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Friendship Health & Rehab with her family at her side.

Born October 26, 1957, in Harrisonburg, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Norman Compton and Anna Godshalk Compton. She is also preceded in death by a brother: James Urban, sister: Karen Hamilton and niece: Nicole Gaquerel.

Rose is survived by her two daughters: Cassi Folks, Terra Brookman and her husband, Brian; her son, Whit Broce and his wife, Megan; brother Carl Compton and his wife, Stephanie; grandchildren: Braelyn and Cohen Folks, Gracie Brookman, Madelyn, Meredith, Makenna Broce and nieces and nephews.

Rose was a loving mom, mimi, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and most of all spending time with her grandchildren and spoiling them with special treats. Her faith and love for Jesus was strong.

Visitation will be held at Fincastle Baptist Church Highland Campus from 5pm-6pm on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. A celebration of life service will follow at 6 pm conducted by Rev. Jeff Wylde.

Memorial contributions in memory of Rose can be mailed to: Fincastle Baptist Highlands Campus, 230 E. Oak St. Covington, VA 24426 or on line at

To send condolences online please visit Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Roanoke is assisting the family.

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Was so sorry to hear about your mother passing. Thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Posted by Therese on July 15, 2021

Was so sorry to hear about your mother passing. Thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Posted by Therese on July 15, 2021

Cassi, Terra, Whit, and families, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Posted by Lauren Warwick Jordan on July 14, 2021

Rose was a sweetheart and I had the pleasure of working with her at Target. My sincere sympathy to her family and loved ones.

Posted by Sharon Murray on July 13, 2021

I’m so saddened to hear of the passing of Rose! I worked with her at Food Lion. She always made my time working with her fun! She really knew how to make you smile! She will missed!❤️

Posted by Caitlin Hamblett on July 13, 2021

So sorry to hear this, Rose was a very caring person who kept things to herself. I thought a lot of Rose she was a true friend and I well miss her dearly as I know everyone else well. My prayers are with her family. She well always hold a special place in my heart. RIP ROSE.

Posted by Marsha Griffith on July 13, 2021

I enjoyed growing up with Rose. She was a great friend and person. A very sweet sincere person.

Posted by Greg Neff on July 10, 2021

Rose was my dearest friend. I will miss her terribly. Rest in peace. I will see you on the other side of the rainbow

Posted by denise Darnell on July 9, 2021

Please accept our most sincere sympathy at this difficult time. May her influence live on in those whose lives she touched along life’s way. May God comfort you. Blessings, Donna and CR

Posted by Donna Nicely on July 9, 2021

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