of Lonoke, AR
December 1, 1944 - January 28, 2023
Rose Marie Dugger, 78, of Lonoke passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on January 28, 2023.She was born December 1, 1944 in Charlotte to Fred Lee Jackson, SR. and Eva Mae Tripp Jackson.As a child, Rose loved to be outdoors and even milked cows with her twin sister, Lucy, every day before school. The love of nature followed Rose - who was known for her love for hummingbirds, roses bushes and horses - into adult life and was passed down to her children and grandchildren. Rose also passed down cherished memories of her love of scrapbooking, blue Christmas trees, cooking in the Dutch oven at horse camp (thanks to Phyllis Speer) and loved shopping for brightly colored clothing, which filled not one, but three closets. Rose also loved being a twin and twinning with her sister, Lucy, every chance she'd get. More than anything, though, Rose loved her family. Despite having reoccurring health concerns and working as an Optician at Arkansas Optical for over 25 years, Rose always made time for the people she loved. She made a point to make everyone's favorite desserts on their birthdays, indulged her grandchildren's countless requests for her famous blue ribbon mashed potatoes and never missed any school functions if she could help it. Rose also spent countless hours at sports games and at the ballpark with her children and grandchildren over the years, even going as far as Louisiana, multiple times. She was the perfect role model of what a wife, mother and grandmother should be and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Rose will forever be remembered by her family and friends for her warmth, kindness and unwavering love and support.Survivors include her loving husband of nearly 55 years, Benny Dugger; two sons, Greg Dugger (Sally) of Lonoke, Eddie Dugger (Karon) of Lonoke; one brother, Bill Jackson (Willa Dean) of Hardy; one sister, Lucy Ann Manley of Kansas City and four grandchildren, Lance Dugger (Paige), Zach Dugger, Slayden Dugger, Baileigh Dulaney (David); twenty-five nieces and nephews and many dear friends, who she considered family.She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Eva Jackson; three sisters, Ellen Beach, Florence Taylor, Frances Jackson; brother, Fred Lee Jackson, JR and infant brother, Raymond Jackson. Pallbearers are Lance Dugger, Zach Dugger, Scotty Manley, Bobby Pierce, Steve Crump and Mike Jackson. Honorary pallbearers are Slayden Dugger, Bob Taylor, Bob Meredeth and Tom Taylor.Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 2:00pm at the Sharp Methodist Church with Frank Tripp officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Cemetery.Visitation will be held from noon until service time prior to the funeral.
Lucy and family, So sorry for your loss. God Bless you.
Benny and Family: we never saw Rose without a smile. We always enjoyed visiting with her at our meeting. Lonnie and Rose worked at Bausch and Lomb together years ago.so sorry for your loss.
Benny, May God Bless You & Your Family in this time of sorrow. With our fond memories of Rose we send you our deepest condolences. Love & Hugs, Jim & Charlene
Benny,Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved Rose. Please know she is in Heaven and will be reunited with you in due time. Praying for comfort and peace for your family.
Benney and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I have enjoyed so many hours with Rose. Love and Hugs and prayers to you.
So sorry for your loss. Rose was a very special lady. I have fond memories at Horse Camp, particularly Maccosin Gap. My prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
Lucy, Benny, William and all other family. I am sorry for your loss. Rose and Lucy spend a lot of Sunday afternoon together. Love and prayers for the family.
I am so sorry for your loss. Rose was one of a kind. I will cherish all the great memories we shared together. I'm praying for you all. Love you all,Carla
So sorry Lucy for the loss of your sister and to the other members of her family. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Larry & Carol
Rose was so sweet, I enjoyed the time I got to spend with her. She will be missed 😢. Our thoughts and prayers are with Benny and his family.
Benny,Im so sorry to hear about Rose. She was such a sweet lady. Always had a smile. I have good memories of her during the days of ATRA. Such good memories. Hugs and prayers to you Benny for peace and comfortAmy maloy Huff
Rose, we will miss our dear friend so much. You and Benny have been our friends for many years. You are more like family. You have fought a good fight, kept the faith and can now rest in the arms of Jesus and the angels. We’re praying God’s comforting arms around Benny, the children and grandchildren, and your sister Lucy. We thank God for having you in our life. Love, Darrel & Dee Kline
My deepest condolences. Rose was a wonderful person.
Benny, I remember the wonderful times spent with you and Ms. Rose at horse camp. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Sending a hug your way.
Praying for the family. Rose was a lovely lady. She always had a kind word.
I am very sorry I am out of town and won’t be able to be at the memorial service. Rose has always been special to me. She opened her home to me and made me feel welcome when I needed it. Even though I haven’t been around much in recent years, it was always good to know she was there. I will miss her very much.
So very sorry Rose was such a sweet person loved her prayers for all the family now and for days to come!
Benny , I am so sorry about your loss of your sweet Charlotte raised Rose ....I know you will have a void in your life now. My Mother always said getting old was not for Sissies...Your Newark Kangaroo Class of 1964 loves you and are praying for you....
Oh, friends, this just breaks my heart. Rose and Lucy were two of my very first and best friends in school from grade one through twelve. Walter and I send our sincere condolences to her family and friends. Jannette Hembrey LovellSearcy, AR
Benny we are so sorry to hear of Rose’s passing. She was such a sweet and loving person. Always had fun a horse camp. Prayers and thoughts from Kenneth and Sylvia Childers
Eddie, Greg and family I’m sorry to have read this, May God be with you all through this time. Hugs and prayers to you all.