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Shirley O’Neal Rosson

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Feb. 5, 1946 — May 14, 2020

GREENSBORO — Shirley O’Neal Rosson, 74, went to Heaven just before midnight on May 14, at Moses Cone Hospital.

Shirley was born Feb. 5, 1946 in Wake County, to the late Elmo Johnny and Nancy Bailey O’Neal.

Shirley grew up in Wake Forest, and attended Wake Forest High School, graduating in the class of ’64. She then attended Hardbarger Business College. She worked for Guildford Company Human Resources and retired with 25 years of service.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 49 years, G. Asa Rosson; daughters, Kimberly Van Buren and Kara Flippo; her grandchildren, Mikie Van Buren, Hannah Van Buren and Matthew Moffat; her sister, Joyce Duke; brothers, Johnnie “J.B.” O’Neal and Steve O’Neal, and his wife Sandi; as well as several nieces and a nephew.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 18, at Falls Community Cemetery, Raleigh.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Rankin Baptist Church, 3317 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405 or htttp://

A service of Bright Funeral Home, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587,