Hugh Gordon Rose was born on February 24, 1940, in Barbados W.I., the fourth of ten children, to Edwin and Orme Rose. He migrated to the United States to join his family in Brooklyn N.Y. in 1956. He went on to college and obtained a degree in languages prior to joining the Army in 1958.
Hugh served two years in the Army and then became a NYC motorcycle cop. He retired from the police force and moved to the State of North Carolina where he lived until God called him home on February 27, 2022.
He is survived by his son Matthew Rose of LA; his three daughters, Cecilia Rose, Patricia Chandler, and Renee Rose all of NY; two brothers Cedric Rose of NY and Edward Rose of CA; and three sisters, Edme Lord of TX, Erma Riley of NY and Ann Ford of GA.
Hugh was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Anthony Rose, Orville Rose and Hamel Rose, and one sister Oriel Brewster.
A Celebration of Life Service with Military Honors will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 in Rogers and Breece Chapel at 2 PM with Rev. Joseph King officiating.
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