Rose Helen Brasington

August 29, 1928 - January 22, 2021
Rose Helen Brasington


Rose Helen Brasington, age 92, of Castle Hayne, died on January 22, 2021.

Rose was born in Wilmington, NC to the late Howard Columbus Croom and Annie Mae Pridgen. Also preceding her in death are her late husband’s; Edward Harbowy and George Brasington; daughter Candace Harbowy; sisters: Marian Johnson, Aillen Croom, Iris Carey, Hazel Johansen & Eleanor Mayhew. Rose was the last of the Croom sisters to pass away.

Rose is survived by her son, Stuart “Michael” Harbowy (wife Lucita) of Hawaii; and grandchildren Tristen Edward Keale Harbowy of North Carolina and Mikaela Anarose Harbowy of Oregon.

Rose’s son, Michael, dedicates this tribute his mother:

Aloha Nui Loa Mom, It is with great sadness that I write about that special person called Mom. She was always there for me, as a baby, little boy, teenager and as a father. She touched so many people throughout her life. With kindness, humor, wisdom and lots and lots of love. Mom is physically gone but her soul and spirit will live on in all of us who knew her. God bless you Mom. You did a terrific job! We love you now and always.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

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  • February 05, 2021
    Harriet Guyton says:
    Helen felt like family as I was part of the Mayhew family and got to enjoy special time with Helen, Candace, and Helen’s sister, Eleanor. I heard her speak lovingly of her family in Hawaii. I shall always remember that little twinkle in her eyes and sweet smile.