Rose Blizzard

Published 8:41 pm Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Rose Blizzard, or “Mom Rose,” as known to many, donned her wings and with a smile on her face peacefully went home to be with the Lord on May 26, 2017, with her family at her side. She was predeceased by mother and father, Horace and Christine Swann; two children, Glenn Jr. and Lillian (Lynn Copeland). She is survived by her loving husband, Glenn Sr.; two daughters, Gwendolyn (Rollon), of North Carolina, and Beverly Boothe, of Maryland; two sons, Abbott and Charles, both residing in Maryland; an adopted son, Tyrone Upshur, of Norfolk; a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Rose was born in McKinney. She attended St. Paul College to obtain a degree in education. After marrying Glenn (BG), she was committed to raising their children. he taught school for many years and retired from the Suffolk school system in 1986. Rose was ‘mom’ to many, especially her students.

She will be always remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose greatest passion was spending time with her friends.


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A service will be held at noon June 3 at Healing Chapel Baptist Church, 2375 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk. Interment will be at Carver Cemetery. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all for their outpouring of love.

She leaves us rich in memories.

Harris Funeral Home has been entrusted with the home going service. You may send condolences to the family at