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WATCH THE short 3m:45s VIDEO OF MRS. MILES AT THE BOTTOM OF HER MEMORIAL PAGE
Rosie Carneal Miles was born in Three Creeks, Union County, Arkansas on
April 18, 1927. Her father, whom she adored and called “Papa,” died when she
was seven years old. Her mother never remarried. She had the added love and
support of family, church and community.
When she was fourteen, Rush, who lived in neighboring Columbia County,
spotted her at a funeral service and said he could not take his eyes off of her.
He obtained her contact information from her cousin and started writing letters to her.
Carneal was not interested as she had a boyfriend. Rush began to correspond
with her mother, who fell in love with him and became his ally in the cause.
At some point, Carneal’s boyfriend did something, which she could no
longer remember, that angered her and she agreed to a date with Rush. The rest, as they say, is history.
Carneal and Rush were married on June 6, 1944 while he was on furlough during WWII. They only spent one week of their married lives together before Rush was sent to the European Theater of Operations. Their union lasted for sixty-six years until his death in 2011.
Carneal was a licensed cosmetologist, but did not like to charge for her services. She began working full time as a housekeeper at Immanuel Baptist Church where she retired after 27 years. During that time, she continued to do hair for family and friends in her home on the weekends. Carneal, who was named after her mother, was the youngest girl and last remaining child of the thirteen children born to Nathaniel Monk and Rosie Hanson Monk. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings: Lloyd, Lessie Mae, Sue Emma, Inez, Roosevelt, Suephronia, Shaun, Mary Lou, Percy, Novis and twin brothers who died shortly after birth.
She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church for over sixty years. She was active in the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU), The Ministers, Deacons and Trustees Wives Club and a member of the Sarah Jane Hill Circle. Carneal led a Trail Explorer’s group for boys on Saturday afternoons. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1316. Carneal was known to be an excellent cook. Her sweet potato pies and dressing were a specialty. She was also known for her hospitality. Family members in travel would detour in order to stop at her home for a meal, fellowship and rest. No visitor left hungry or empty handed. She shared the responsibility with siblings in caring for their mother and provided respite care in her home for extended family.
Carneal leaves to cherish her memory three children: Bobby Miles Sr. of Ferndale, MI, Marcus
Miles of Mabelvale, AR and Rev. Carolyn Miles of Little Rock, AR; three grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
There will be a viewing on Friday from 2:00pm until 6:00pm at the funeral home's O.T. Smith Memorial Chapel. A family hour and viewing will be from 10:00 am - 11:00 a.m. with the funeral starting promptly at 11:00 a.m. Both services will be on Saturday October 24th at Pulaski Heights Christian Church 4724 Hillcrest Ave. Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.
Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 26th at the Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery on West Maryland Ave. in North Little Rock, (The family will meet at the cemetery at 11:45 at the staging area).
Kelly Smith Funeral & Cremation Services 8424 Kanis Road 501-612-5607 will be serving the Miles families. For more information, sign online guest register, send flowers/photos/condolences and light an "In Loving Memory Of" candle www.kellysmithfunerals.com
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