September 2, 1927 ~ August 17, 2020

Born in: Port Wentworth, Georgia
Resided in: Suwanee, Georgia

Rose Nease Chance, aka GG (and GGG) left us to be with the Lord and a host of angels that went before her. At age 92, she passed away peacefully at the home of her son Charles Oglesby, surrounded by family on August 17, 2020. If the skies look brighter at night, it isn’t the stars….it is the “bling” on the wings of Heaven’s newest angel.

Rose sparkled with light, love, faith, wisdom and hope that she shared with every person who had the privilege to meet her. She loved her brothers, sisters, son, daughter-in-law, grands and great grands, her great great grand, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and even complete strangers. She could light up a room -a very classy lady with her bling and sparkles from head to toe -and the sweetest warmest smile you have ever seen. She had the most beautiful caring spirit with such a zest for life.

Rose loved being on the go -always curious, seeking yet another adventure – available to her grand kids for skiing, ziplining, horseback riding, hiking -anything they wanted to do. At 90 she made the Walk to Emmaus not once, but twice. She loved to travel, with her most recent trips to Italy and the Holy Land where she rode camels and swam in the Dead Sea.

She was a kind loving caring generous person, devoted to her family, a friend to many people and always living life to the fullest. She loved those who needed love and helped those who needed help. She always said that we were blessed and to be sure that were mindful to share our blessings with others. We were all especially blessed to have Rose in our lives. She is going to be missed tremendously by her family and her many friends. Her life and influence will forever remain in the lives of all who were fortunate enough to have known her.

Rose leaves behind one son, Charles Oglesby (wife Debra) She was the very proud grandmother of Jeri Oglesby Sires (husband Billy Jr and children Cristina, Billy III and Max), Charlie Oglesby Jr (his wife Susan and son Trey) and Jon Oglesby (wife Tammy and daughters Ashten, Kaila and Maddie) and her great great granddaughter and namesake Adelaide Rose.The eldest of nine, Rose was predeceased by three sisters Jeanette Foley, Harriet Jarrell and Tina Thompson and one brother Ronnie Nease. She is survived by two sisters Brenda Nease and Diane Smith and two brothers Charles Nease and Scotty Nease as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, step family members and friends.

Rose grew up in the Garden City United Methodist Church where she was a member for more than 80 years. When she moved to the Suwanee area to be closer to her son she made the Duluth First United Methodist Church her new home of worship. Always wanting to help others, Rose was very active in her church and local community events.

Cremation services are being handled by Wages & Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, GA. Condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com. Due to COVID 19 pandemic, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Rose’s Memory to Duluth First United Methodist Church www.duluthumc.org or Garden City United Methodist Church www.gardencityumc.com

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  1. My heart goes out to you all during this very difficult time. We are all praying for you to have peace. We will all miss GG.
    With Love – Bruce Carter

  2. At Duluth First United Methodist Church we were lucky enough to have Rose as a member for several years. She was one of the most delightful, friendly, attractive, fun persons I have ever known. From the beginning she fit right in, and was active in many areas. As a life-long member there I considered Rose to be one, too.

    In addition, Rose took part in many activities in Downtown Duluth. She was an enthusiastic member of Duluth Fall Festival, a GMC-Duluth Hospital volunteer and, along with me, of the DOLS (Duluth Old Ladies Society). She will be missed at all of these, at the Parc at Duluth, and in Downtown Duluth. We all loved Rose!
    Kathryn Parsons Willis

  3. CandleImageWe were proud to get to know Miss Rose. She loved to wear sequins, even on her shoes. She truly sparkled inside and out and from head to toe! She will be greatly missed.

  4. A true shining star-Rose was always smiling & happy to see you-a devoted volunteer to GMC Foundation activities & the Duluth Fall Fesival-ready to help in any way-she carried her own sunshine & always ready to share-she will be missed by many.

  5. I am so glad that I had the privilege of knowing this ray of sunshine while working in Savannah at Southern Bell. It is so true when she walked in a room, she always brightened it up with her great smile and outgoing personality. She was a true Southern Bell.

  6. CandleImageRose was a friend to everyone she met. She was a Bible Sister to many of us. Rose you will be missed. RIP my dear friend. Looking forward to seeing you again

  7. Rose was definitely 3 times a lady. I will always remember her uniqueness that no one could come close to duplicating. I wish your family well for the loss of this bright star!

  8. Rose was one of my Dearest Friends. I knew her and loved her for over 45 years.
    My deepest condolences to her Family.

  9. Rose was the classiest Lady I have ever know. I always admired her Adventuresome Spirit.
    She was a Joy to be with and I will miss her very much.

  10. I worked with Rose at Southern Bell and also lived in Garden City. She was always kind, caring and friendly whenever I saw her at work or in the community. May God comfort you and give an inner peace that only comes from Him.

  11. CandleImageMy thoughts and prayers are with Rose’s family and friends. She was a member of our William Day Chapter, DAR. We are all sorry for your loss. Betty Lynam

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