Fran Britton Rose

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Fran Britton Rose was born March 19, 1943, in Huntington Park, CA, to Souval Francis Britton and Alice Mozell Smith Britton. Raised on a Stanton cotton farm, she was destined to be friendly, determined, helpful, hard headed and have a wicked sense of humor. She found her greatest joy in her children and grandchildren and held them like trophies throughout her life. She found her greatest blessing in her marriage to Bennie N. Rose on June 22, 2001, and said about him that she had finally come home. They were a made-for-each-other match and shared a deep, abiding, and understanding love, and from time to time, a pretty heated discussion. He has been a faithful and constant companion providing care and compassion throughout her long illness. She had a lifelong love of gardening, homemaking, and sewing. She was happiest playing games with family and friends around the kitchen table. She worked as a dental assistant, an administrative assistant, an office manager, and a sales person. She was loved by coworkers and made lifelong friends with many people she worked with throughout her career. She is preceded in death by her parents, Souval and Mozell Britton; her brother Souval F. (Porky) Britton; and her sister, Cynthia (Cindy) Britton Jenkins. She is survived by her husband Bennie N. Rose; her mother-in-law Mary L. Rose; one son, Bradley Robert Avery (Linda); daughters Lauri Avery Barber (Kelly); Melissa Avery Thompson; and Robin Hill Burk (Steve); a stepson N. Will Rose (Tracy); stepdaughters Sheila Rose Scott (Russ); Melinda Rose Beggs; and Mary Rose. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Terra Avery, Britton Avery, Sarah Avery, Jessi Barber, Austin Barber, Andrae Thompson, Hannah Burk, and Cade Burk; step-grandchildren Tiffany Hudson, Lane Rose, LeeAnn Burcham, Dani Burcham, Lee Beggs, Brittany Beggs, Bennie Lee Rose, Donald Andrew Wright and Sarah Lyn Wright. She also leaves her brother-in-law Raymond (Scooter) Jenkins, nephew Corey Jenkins (Kelli) and niece Carly Jenkins Courtney (Kevin) and two great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., July 8, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel in Midland. Arrangements were under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.
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