Rosemary Naff Stevens

Rosemary Naff Stevens

Rosemary Naff Stevens

ROSEMARY NAFF STEVENS, age 91, formerly of Boones Mill, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Atlanta, and Burlington, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at North East Georgia Medical Center. Born in Boones Mill, Va., on Nov. 5, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Wesley Washington Naff Sr. and Ethel Jamison Naff. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of seven years Lawrence C. Miller, her son Robert Samuel Stevens III (Karen Ann), grandson Robert Justin Stevens (Elizabeth), and brother Wesley Washington Naff Jr.

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years Robert Samuel Stevens Jr. She is also survived by her daughter Deborah Stevens (Dale) Hamilton and her devoted son David Parke Stevens. Rosemary is survived by her grandson Damon Andrew (Karen) Stevens and great-grandchildren Magdalena and Jackson Stevens. She is survived by four sisters: Rebecca Naff Green, Betsy Naff (Russ) Davis, Virginia Naff (Gary) Cooper, and Dr. Gretchen J. Naff, plus numerous nieces and nephews.

She attended schools in Franklin County, Va., Bridgewater College, and numerous advanced technical seminars. She spent the last 25 years of her business career in suburban Atlanta before retiring to the North Carolina Mountains in 1991. An accomplished homemaker and cook, Rosemary shared her beautiful smile, grace, kindness, and gentle humor with everyone she met. She enjoyed her family, church, flowers, and vegetable gardens.

Special thanks to her loving caregivers over the past eight years – Leighann Miller, April Fair, Sabrina Huskins, Alisha Hogsed, Jennifer Radford, and Mercy Teems – and to the kind ICU and Hospice doctors, nurses, chaplains, and staff at NEGMC.

Interment is at the family plot at the Hayesville First United Methodist Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 28, at noon, at Hayesville First United Methodist Church. Banister Cooper Funeral Home is honored to handle the arrangements for Mrs. Stevens.

-obituary written by family