Jurisson, Rosalie Gwinn

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Rosalie Gwinn Jurisson embarked on her next adventure on February 17, 2022 two months shy of her 100th birthday. She was an incredibly strong woman.

She grew up on a farm near Alderson, WV, attended nursing school in DC, followed her husband, DB, to different ports during WWII, worked an array of jobs to help him through dental school, and attended classes herself at Baylor University. When they moved to Christiansburg, it was not unusual to find her with a sledge hammer knocking out walls, laying tile, or building a fireplace. A woman of many talents, she won awards for her flower arrangements, her art work, and as best friend and “adopted mom” to all who entered her door.

She was the owner of Paint Brush Gallery, the first frame shop in the area. Rosalie loved to host huge meals for her family and will be remembered for the life size nativity she built that stopped traffic on Main Street for many years. She was always ready for a new experience and traveled to China, Europe, the Caribbean and anywhere her children or grandchildren lived.

She will be achingly missed by her daughters Jennie Reilly (Mike) and Linda Condon; her grandchildren John Kelley (Margie), Alan Trout (Rachel), Elizabeth Dalton (Keith), Zack Trout (Stephanie) and her five Great Grandaughters.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 11:00 am in the Christiansburg Presbyterian Church with a reception to follow. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.