Elvie Rose Wallace Penn
Elvie Rose Wallace Penn, 79, of Gosnell, passed from this life on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to Mike and Elvie Bailey Wallace in Henning, Tenn., she was a retired child care attendant and a member of H.I.S. Ministries. Rose was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Lisa Rose McGee; son in law, Richard Michael Branscum; granddaughter, Lindsey Brooke Branscum and grandson, Eric Vega and husband, Dewey “Gene” Penn.
Rose was an individual who exhibited an unbelievable strength all through her life. She showed tremendous courage when faced with times of despair and sickness by always calling upon the deep faith she possessed in Christ. Her family was her life and no sacrifice was ever too much for her family or her friends. Her love for others, was never measured by how she felt at that particular time but rather how she could help. She would make time for each one that came to her and help them through the challenges they were facing. Rose was a devoted prayer warrior who would call out names and circumstances and believe God to take care of them. She loved attending church and when able she enjoyed helping others through the church ministry. Rose cared for many foster children over the years, always doing her best to make them feel loved and cared for. When Rose had any spare time she loved to read, especially her Bible and also was a tremendous cook.
Rose is survived by her children, Gina Branscum of Burdette, Beth Penn of Gosnell, Jeri-Sue (Paul) Fitzgerald of Tucson Ariz., Mike Penn of Blytheville, Christy Moore of Bay is a special granddaughter whom Rose raised as her own child; grandchildren, McKinsey Branscum and Sydney Branscum, both of Burdette; great-grandchildren, Dakota Moore, Cloe Moore, Brock Moore all of Bay, Melody Vega of Knoxville, Tenn.; and special sister-in-law, Pat Penn Reed of Blytheville, a host of dear friends and her church family.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family requests all services will be private for family only and under the direction of Cobb Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.cobbfuneralhome.com. Memorials are requested to be made to H.I.S. Ministries, P.O. Box 1921, Blytheville, AR 72316.