of West Helena, AR
April 18, 1933 - February 14, 2023
Rosa Lee Anderson Scarbrough, age 89, of Helena, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. She was born on Tuesday, April 18, 1933 in Helena, Arkansas to the late Lee Price Anderson and Flora Bell Wilson. Rosa Lee received her AA degree from Stephens College in Columbia, MO in 1953 and her BSED in 1955 from the University of Arkansas where she was President of her Chi Omega Pledge Class of 1953.She coached basketball/track and taught school at Marvell Academy for 10 years and Desoto School for 10 years, where she also served as Dean of Students. She taught her last 10 years at Central High School. Rosa Lee was a member of Marvell United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son, Don "Skip" Scarbrough Jr. (Cheryl) of Helena, Arkansas; two daughters, Rosa Lee Scarbrough of Uganda, Africa and Bobbe Schieffler (Eddie) of West Helena; four grandchildren, Blake Doster (Shaye), Jackson Schieffler (Jordan), Sydney Anderson Schieffler (Paxton) and Beth Ann Scarbrough; 2 great grandchildren, Estelle Doster and Martha Byrne Schieffler and one niece, Rose Mary Tilson of Memphis, TN. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don Scarbrough Sr. and one sister, Ann McCroskey. A memorial service for Rosa Lee Anderson Scarbrough will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Marvell United Methodist Church in Marvell, Arkansas. Brother Kenny Lee will officiate.Memorial contributions may be made to Marvell United Methodist Church, 352 US 49, Marvell, AR, 72366; West Helena United Methodist Church, 109 N 6th Street, West Helena, AR, 72390; Marvell Academy; 654 State Highway 243, Marvell, AR, 72366 or Desoto School, P.O. Box 2807, West Helena, AR, 72390. Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870)-572-2571. Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.
Skip, Lea, and Bobbe Ann,Very sorry to hear Miss S has passed. She was such a wonderful human. I wasn't very good at sports, but, she certainly gave all of us a chance! I will never forget her.May God comfort you all!Karen
Iâ€™m so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Scarborough was my PE teacher at Desoto. She was so nice. I know she will be missed by all who knew her. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
We are so sorry about this sweet lady!! She will be missed by everyone that was blessed to have her in their life! Our prayers will be her family! Love Henry and Billie Sue Rohrscheib
Dear Lee and family, I am very sorry to hear your mother died. She was so beautiful and talented. I remember all the fun times we had at horse shows and at the pool. Who could forget Miss High Hat's Carbon Copy? p.s. Lee, I would love to visit sometime. I wonder how long you'll be in Arkansas? Thinking of you all this Saturday morning. Love, Laura M
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was an extraordinary woman. R. I. L.
Loved her so much!!!
We are so sorry for your loss, and want to convey our condolences to Bobbe and the whole family. She gave much of herself to others and now she may rest in peace.
So sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry for your loss. May God provide His comfort to your family.
I truly loved Ms. Scarbrough. We were so blessed in knowing her as she was so kind to everyone. When I think about our beginning at Marvell Academy, she and Mr. Scarboroughâ€™s name come first to my mind. Our condolences to you, Skip, Bobbie Ann and Lee. She was specialâ€¦..
So sorry to hear of her death. She was such a good friend and a wonderful lady.We met when we both taught at Central. Always remember one piece of advice she gave me: Don't use your sick days when you are sick. Use them for other fun things!Wish I could be there for her service.We will all miss her very much.
Bobbe, Skip, Lee and families,You all in my thoughts and prayers.I just loved your Mom. She was one of a kind. Always loved visiting with her when I saw her.
A most Special Person to me as well as her entire Family. Praying for Each One and Knowing Ms Rosalee, is reunited with her Family.
Skip, Lee, and Bobbeâ€¦ I just read your sad news and I am so, so sorry for the loss of your precious Mom. ðŸ’” I have such wonderful memories of her and her beautiful smile and easy-going personality. She was always so welcoming to me all the times I visited and stayed with Lee in your home!You and your family will be in my prayers for the days ahead. Sending you all my love and warm hugsâ€¦ Janet ðŸ’”ðŸ™ðŸ’”
Prayers for everyone! Love you all!
Skip, Lee and Bobbe you are in my prayers for peace and comfort at this time. Mrs. Rosa Lee was such a wonderful lady. You were truly blessed with wonderful parents.
Rosa Lee was such a sweet soul. She will be missed. Prayers for the family.
She was a wonderful person & a great teacher! Our community is less with her gone!
Dear Lee and family, I am sorry to hear of Rosa Lee's death. She was a good friend and we had lotsof fun together. Laura Lee
Skip, Lee and Bobbe Ann, please know of my prayers. I will always be grateful for the invaluable role of your mother in my life. Her joy, wisdom, and patient, attentive eye helped us all become better persons. I may have lost touch over the years, but I'm confident that each of you embodies the best of your mom. May the peace of Christ be yours.
Ms. Rosa Lee was such a sweet lady. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Great lady that will truly be missed. One of my favorite teachers.
Skip, Lee, and Bobby Ann,What a special woman your mother was, a smile always comes across my face when I think of her! I feel so privileged to have know her in many capacities, church family, family friend, den mother, and teacher. She always made everything fun and an adventure. My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you.
I thought so much of her!!!RIP
Was saddened to hear that Ms Rosa Lee passed away. She was a special lady that will forever hold a place in my heart. Many memories from the numerous visits to the Scarborough home. Skip, Lee and Bobbe, love you guys and will be praying for you.
Skip, Cheryl, Lee, Bobbe & Eddie & families-Iâ€™m so sorry to hear of your moms passing.Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.Sincerely,Laurie Mc
Lee, Bobbe Ann & Skip, sending prayers for you all. I was so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing.
Bobbe, Lee and Skip.. I am so deeply saddened about your Mom.. what a wonderful person .. was at yâ€™allâ€™s house as kids a lot and then having her as my teacher and coach.. so pretty always and I just loved her a lot.. I pray u all have strength to get thru these rough days ahead..I know ur sorrowðŸ’”ðŸ™love to u all
So sorry to hear about your mom!!!Thinking about you all!!!ðŸ’•ðŸ’•ðŸ’•ðŸ’•
My condolences to all the family. Your mother is the reason I love Science today. All the travels in horse showing with all of you will remain great memories. Your mother was a lady that wore many hats in her life time. Prayers for all! Teresa Whitehead Walker
Skip, Lee, and Bobbe Ann ; I was so sorry to hear about your mom and I know all of yâ€™all will miss her terribly. She was the best basketball coach and made everything so fun. Mrs Scarborough was one of the best and you could always count on her. She always had a smile and I just loved her and the whole family. We will be keeping your family in our prayers.
Skip, Lee, and Bobbie, such a wonderful person and roll model to all us that were fortunate to know her at Marvell Academy. Many prayers and hugs to you and your children.Sharon Hill
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for comfort and peace for you.
Bobbe,I am so sorry to see the loss of your Mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Rosa Lee. She was always such a beautiful soul. Prayers for Skip, Lee, Bobbe and everyone who loved her.
Skip, Lee and Bobbe Ann I was saddened to hear of your Mother's passing, and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
What a special lady she was. Always positive and upbeat. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Skip, Lee and Bobbe, I am so sorry for your loss! Ms RosaLee was a special lady. I will never forget or many visits when she would visit Ms Flora Bell. She was always â€œRosibellâ€ and Ms Flora Bell was simply â€œBellâ€to Rene and Al. I pray for comfort as you go through the coming days.
All of you are in my thoughts and prayers
Mrs. Rosa Lee was a beautiful woman inside and out and loved her life and family so much. She could make anyone smile. I grew up as her neighbor and I always looked forward to seeing her and her goodies she always sent over until she couldnâ€™t anymore. She was loved so much and will be missed. Praying for her family.
We are so sorry. You all are in our prayers.
Skip, Lee & Bobbe,We have many precious memories with you all. Your parents both made lifelong impressions on us. Mrs Rosa Lee taught us so much that has benefited us throughout our lives. She lived a great life. You are all in our prayers now, and will be in the weeks and months to come. We love you all.
Lee, Bobbe Ann and Skip,Mike and I are so sorry to hear this sad news. I will never forget the times spent in the gym with her as our coach. What a leader and sweet lady she was! Prayers for your family
Rosa Lee and Don were always so thoughtful and welcoming to me when I visited my Ganny (Mary Alice Bonner Higginbotham Williford), who lived across the street from them. Their kindness imprinted on me and has influenced me my entire life. Rest in peace, precious Rosa Lee. You left a beautiful light in everyone you touched and that will never burn out. â¤ï¸
Prayers for all of you....
Skip, Lee and Bobbe Ann, thinking of all the great times we had during our time at Marvell Academy and the many basketball trips we made. You are all in my prayers. May God bless you during this difficult time.