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Rose Mary McCleese

 

Last updated 11/18/2021 at 12:31am

Rose Mary McCleese

Rose Mary McCleese, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.

She was born to Harkless and Lydia Peed in 1946 in Washington, N.C. She graduated from P.S. Jones High school in 1963 in Washington, where she met her future husband, Jim McCleese, in the 7th grade. She attended Coppin State University for two years in Maryland and received an Associate's Degree in 1972.

In December 1963, she married Jim Sydney McCleese, and together raised two children, Michael and Reginald McCleese. They joined the Church of God in 1978 and begin to live their lives for Christ, along with Mike and Reggie. In 1988 they relocated to Brevard, where she worked at Pisgah Forest Elementary School and eventually retired in 2008. They were married for 58 years and were childhood sweethearts.

Survivors include husband, Jim McCleese; son, Reggie McCleese; granddaughter, Megan McCleese; brother, Roland Peed; sister-in-law, Girlie Peed; brother, Christopher McCrae; sister, Teresa Keys; and nieces, Felicia Boston and Angela Peel.

Her son, Michael McCleese, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Moody Connolly Funeral Home with Rev. Alonzo Kilgore officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory.

Online condolences may be left at http://www.moody connollyfuneralhome.com.

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family.

 
 

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