Rosa Lee Futrell Herron

Sunrise: April 10, 1951

Sunset: November 2, 2022

Rosa Lee Futrell-Herron was born April 10, 1951 in Ahoskie, North Carolina to Willie Futrell, Sr. and Ernestine Vaughan Futrell. Rosa Lee was energetic and outgoing serving on various ministries in the church; spearheading organizations a work; and active in the community.

As a youth member of First Baptist Church Crestwood, Rosa Lee served on the youth fellowship and the Junior Female Usher board. Later she sang with the Young Adult Choir. As chairperson of Women’s Day, Rosa Lee lead the women of FBCc to do a fundraiser to put red chair cushions on the pews. Her leadership qualities landed her to be voted in as President of  FBCC Inspirational Choir. In addition Rosa Lee served as a faithful member of the Ambassadors for Christ where she help minister to trouble Youth at the Juvenile Chesapeake Services. Rosa Lee dedication landed her a role in the Deacon ministry at FBCC.

Rosa Lee was also a leader at her tenure at Norfolk State University for over 30 years as a Human Resource Analyst. Her contributions to NSU were many. Rosa Lee became President of NSUA EOP (Norfolk State University Association of Office Professionals). Under Ms. Futrell- Herron’s leadership NSU had the first university wide Annual Service Awards Program for the employees. Further, Rosa Lee co- founded the NSU Staffers who went on to perform in the Willie’s Hall Production of “Wouldn’t Miss Heaven for the World.

After retirement she went on to work for Old Dominion University Anesthesia Department. Upon retiring for the second time from ODU Rosa Lee was very active with the Booker T. Washington Alumni. Rosa Lee retired from her energetic life of leadership in the church, career and community to her permanent retirement Heaven.

God gave Rosa Lee her wings November 2, 2022 12:08 pm. Rosa Lee Futrell-Herron siblings are the Late Reverend Willie Futrell, Jr., Doristine Faulk, James Melvin Futrell, Carolyn Cuffee and Carolyn’s husband, Kaldin Cuffee. Rosa Lee is survived by her children, Bridget Toole (son-in-law, Fredrick Toole) and James Alexander Herron, III; grandchildren: Furqaan  McCutcheon, Anyisa Sanchez (grandson-in-law, Julio Sanchez), Janiya Haley, Haven Royster, and Jamaah Laster. Rosa Lee is also survived by great grandchildren: Altante Cayaba and Alanna Cayaba, and a host of other family and friends.

Viewing Friday, November 11, 2022 2:00pm-6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, November 12, 2022 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Entombment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk, VA 23502

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  1. reply
    >Estherine J. Harding says

    Deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of my former NSU colleague, Rosa Herron. May God be with you to bless and comfort you during this most diffficult time. Your loved one will definitely be missed by many who knew and loved her.
    May Rosa rest in peace and her tremendous works speak for her.

    Estherine J. Harding, NSU Alumna & Retiree
    2016 Distinguished Alumna

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    Kendall and Jo-Ann Boyd says

    To the Family,
    The One who knows the name of each star, the needs of every sparrow, the hairs on your heads, has your cares on His heart.
    Praying for you. I Peter 5:7

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    Paula R.D. Shaw says

    I extend my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Rosa Herron who I was privileged enough to work with for a number of years at Norfolk State University. Rosa was a soft-spoken sweetheart who extended herself to help others and enjoyed doing so. I pray that the Good Lord will sustain you in this great loss and strengthen your hearts as we recognize that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. God bless you all, you have my prayers!

    Paula R. D. Shaw
    NSU Co-worker

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    DDARCELINE Harris says

    Rest in Heavenly Peace BTW class of 1969 classmate.
    Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal…

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    Anita Brabson says

    My heart goes out to the family of Rosa Herron. She had a kind and quiet spirit and I was glad to be a part of the regime of the, what we called, Personnel Office at NSU. May God strengthen the family and continue to hold you in the hollow of His unchanging Hands.
    Anita E. Brabson (2nd posting)
    NSU Retiree

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