Rose Coker Ham, 79, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Virginia Beach, surrounded by her family. Rose was born April 2, 1940, to Tiller Jackson Coker Sr. and Corinne Hook Coker in Turbeville, South Carolina. She was a graduate of East Clarendon High School in Turbeville.
Rose met and married the love of her life, Eugene Douglas “Sonny” Ham Jr., and they married Aug. 19, 1962. Their journey together started in Sumter, South Carolina, where they met while both working at Carolina Power and Light Company. From there, they started their family in Florence, South Carolina, with their two sons, Ed and Rick. After career stops throughout North and South Carolina, Rose and Sonny finished their careers and enjoyed life together in Wilmington, North Carolina, until 2004. After the loss of her loving husband, Rose spent the last 15 years residing in Virginia Beach with family.
Rose was preceded in death by her loving husband, Sonny Ham; and sister, Kathryn Brown.
Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Ed (Amy) and Rick (Heather); grandchildren, Chloe, David and Kelly; brother, Tiller Jackson Coker Jr.; and nephews, Leland Brown and John Meena.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach.
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