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     Mrs. Rosie Lee Deese, 80, of Maxton, NC was born August 10, 1941 to the late Mr. Tommy and Mrs. Kitty Mae Locklear and went home to be with her heavenly father Monday, December 22, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years: Mr. Billie Rome Deese; one grandchild: Master Ricky Deese Jr,; two sisters: Ms. Catherine Wright and Ms. Louise Cummings.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday, December 26, 2021 at White Hill Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Fredrick Locklear and Israel Branch officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Deese is survived by five children: Mr. Terry Deese (Lola), Mrs. Angela Bullard (Tony), Mr. Ricky Deese (Rita), Mr. Jammie Deese (Regina) and Mr. Chad Deese; four sisters: Ms. Annie Lois Locklear, Ms. Linda Hunt, Mrs. Judy L. Chavis (Truman) and Ms. Patsy Clark; two brothers: Mr. Michael Chavis (Jane) and Mr. Kim Locklear (Betty); nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two special friends and Caregivers: Ms. Cletus Jones and Ms. Heather Epps Oxendine.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, December 26, 2021 at White Hill Freewill Baptist Church.

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