Published: August 22, 2021

Cheryl Darlene Johnson Rose was born September 26, 1944 in Giles County, Tennessee. She was the fourth child of five children born to James Flenoy Johnson and Jewel Duncan Johnson.

Cheryl Johnson Rose passed peacefully on August 21, 2021 at her home in Wales Station, Pulaski, Tennessee at the age of 76.


   She was raised in the Bodenham Community, graduating from Bodenham High School in 1961. She graduated from Beauty School and was the owner and operator of Curl Harbor Beauty Salon in Pulaski for years. She went on to become the Cosmetology Instructor at Giles County High School for 26 years. During her tenure she touched countless lives and graduated a host of professional hairdressers. She was an adviser to the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) where she coached hairdressing and parliamentary procedure.

Under her direction she lead many students to win local, state and even national championships for their vocational skills. 

   She was a lifetime member of Choates Creek United Methodist Church. Her affiliations included Past President, Past Vice-President and Treasurer for the United Methodist Women and numerous other committees. She was known for her floral designs for every occasion at the church as well as, for the alter flowers each Sunday service. She and her husband owned and operated Shield's Florist for many years.

   Her family gathered every Sunday after church for an overflowing spread of home cooked food and desserts.  She will always be remembered by her family and friends as a renowned southern cook and always set an extra plate at the table.

   She received many honors and awards, including UMW, Lifetime Membership Missions and St. Jude's Children's Research Philanthropy.  She was a member of the Bodenham Community Club and was Vice-President from 2006-2016.  As a member of the Lawrenceburg Garden Club, she won many blue ribbons and Best of Show at both the Giles County and Middle Tennessee State Fairs.


She was preceded in death by her father, James Flenoy Johnson, mother, Jewel Duncan Johnson; grandson, Britton Steve Taylor; brother, Delmas Johnson; sisters, Nedra Johnson Trebing and Linda Johnson Yokley.


She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Troy Rudolph Rose; son, Ritchie Rose and wife, Mary Carter Rose, Pulaski, TN; daughter, Tina Sheree Rose Kelley and husband, Alton Wade Kelley, Nashville, TN; six grandchildren, Trevan Rose (Kristal), Grayson Rose Phillips (Chris), Blake Johnson Taylor (Lilly), Robert Kelley and fiancé Haleigh Greening, Cole Garner (MaKaylah) and  Bailey Garner and five great-grandchildren, Tucker Reagan Rose, Julianna Lee Rose, Olivia Kathyrn Rose, Colbi Gray Phillips and Corban Rose Phillips; One brother, Doran (Amanda) Johnson of Pulaski, TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.


Visitation will be held Sunday, August 22nd, from 2-5 p.m. at Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home.  Funeral Service will be held on Monday the 23rd at 1 p.m. At Choates Creek United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow at Giles Memory Gardens. 


Memorials are suggested to:  Britton Taylor Scholarship Fund at UT Southern, Pulaski, TN and Choates Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 118 Powdermill Hill, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Cheryl Darlene Johnson Rose.