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Obituary for Helen Carol Rose (O'Quin)

Helen Carol O’Quin Colley Rose of Haysi, Virginia, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on June 3, 2022. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Corbet and Peggy O’Quin; her first husband, Jimmy R. Colley; sisters Darlene, Hazel, and Dora; brothers Vadie, Harlen, Jerry, and Teddy.
Helen leaves behind her husband, Roger Rose. Sisters Mazie Wood, Betsy Rasnick, and Kathy Sykes. Brothers Jones O’Quin and Jackie O’Quin. She also has several nieces and nephews.
She also leaves behind 4 children, and 1 step-daughter. Jennifer (George) Wallace of Haysi, VA. Jeff (Susan) Colley of Kingsport, TN. Rick (Tina) Colley of Wise, VA. Teresa (James) Fuller of Bristol, VA. Tammy (Randy) Bylski of Haysi, VA.
Helen was blessed with 10 grandchildren. Brent (Elizabeth) Wallace of Haysi, VA. Brittney (Matt) Mullins of Richmond, VA. Clay (Tasha) Colley of Kingsport, TN. Jessica (Ryan) Stiltner of Bristol, TN. Brooke Colley of Wise, VA. Hannah (Nathan) Ward of Wise, VA. Nathaniel Fuller of Bristol, VA. Tyler Fuller of Bristol, VA. Joshua DeLashmit of South Lion, MI. Zachary (Megan) DeLashmit of Flushing, MI.
Helen was also blessed with 7 great-grandchildren. Ben, Addison, and Easton Mullins; Abby and Tessa Wallace; Austin DeLashmit, and Oliver DeLashmit.
With our hearts full of love and sadness for the loss of our Mother, we want to share the story of her life with our family and friends.
Helen was born November 24, 1943 to Corbet and Peggy Conway O’Quin. Mom was born number 6 of 13 children, and was raised in a 3-room log cabin upon a hill at Laurel Branch.
Helen married Jimmy Colley on March 10, 1967, and they made their home in Haysi. After Jimmy’s death, Helen married her second husband, Roger Rose of Haysi. Helen loved her family, and her forever fur baby, Pollyann. She really enjoyed fishing, especially because she could always seem to catch more, and bigger fish than Roger! She also enjoyed reading, gardening, watching the birds at her bird feeder, and cooking a big meal for her family!
We are thankful for the years we have had together and the happy memories we have made. We look forward to a reunion in Heaven someday.

Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 June 6, 2022 with Elders, J.C. Hager, Jeremy Jacobs, Jeff Dotson and Shawn Dotson officiating. Graveside Services will be held June 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rebecca Willis Cemetery, Haysi, Virginia.

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