Obituary – Kathryn Elizabeth “Betty” Campbell Rosson

Published 11:20 am Friday, November 8, 2019

Kathryn Elizabeth “Betty” Campbell Rosson, 85, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at Highland Home in Ridgeland, Miss. The funeral service will be Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Madison United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Genesis and Rev. Linda Rickman officiating.  Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the church.  A graveside service will follow in Mizpah Cemetery in Durant, Miss. Chancellor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Born on June 5, 1934, in Durant to the late Harvey Land and Mary Kathryn Field Campbell, Mrs. Rosson was the widow of Mr. Robert T. Rosson and a native of West, Miss. She was a graduate of Durant High School and completed her nursing degree through MS Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in Jackson. Throughout her career as a registered nurse, Betty worked in emergency care and surgery. She was a member of Madison United Methodist Church and a former member of Ponchatoula First United Methodist Church. Betty enjoyed cooking for her large family and sharing her favorite recipes. 

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She most enjoyed times when her boys and their families were together, sharing a meal and laughing while re-telling old stories. Her nurturing nature extended beyond her career as a nurse. As a grandmother, she welcomed each of her grandchildren as newborns and assisted their parents in the first tiring days.  Later, she was a full-time caregiver for her mother-in-law and added on to their home to ensure she could live her final years close to family.


Survivors include her four boys, Robert T. “Bob” Rosson, Jr., and wife, Beth, of Oxford, Chris Campbell Rosson, and wife, Carol,  of Madison, Miss., Terry Land Rosson, and his wife, Sharon, of Daphne, Ala., and Glenn Cummins Rosson, and wife, Lisa, of Mobile, Ala.; a sister, Ann Campbell Peeples, and her husband, CB,  of Douglasville, Ga.; daughter in law, Mary Rosson,of Knoxville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Brett Rosson, Ryan Rosson, Sally Kate Walker, LauraBeth Rosson, Mark Rosson, Lauren Dunnam, and Ansley Rosson and eight great-grandchildren. 


Memorial contribution in Mrs. Rosson’s memory may be made to Oxford-University United Methodist Church, 424 S. 10th Street, Oxford, MS 38655.


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