Marian Elizabeth Barrett ‘Betsy’ Rosemann

Published 12:39 pm Monday, May 9, 2016

Marian Elizabeth “Betsy” Barrett Rosemann, 55, died Monday, May 2, 2016.

Born in the Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville on March 9, 1961, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Hunley Barrett and the late Donald Wallace Barrett. She grew up in Laurinburg, and lived in Raleigh and Apex prior to moving to Goldsboro in 1991. She graduated from Scotland High School in 1979 and attended Wofford College. She married Everett Edwin Rosemann in 1986 and he preceded her in death in August of 2014. She was the director of travel and tourism for the City of Goldsboro and worked to advance the travel and tourism industry in Goldsboro and Wayne County. Her smile lit up any room and she was an outgoing, friendly and charismatic person who cared deeply for her family, friends and co-workers. She was a member of the Associations of Eastern North Carolina, N.C. Civil War Tourism Council, the Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield Association, N.C. Coast Host, N.C. Sports Association, N.C. Festivals and Events, and the N.C. Travel Industry Association.

A service to celebrate her life was held Friday, May 8, at the Goldsboro Event Center, 1501 S. Slocumb St., with the Rev. Nancy Willard officiating. The family received friends Thursday night at the Goldsboro Event Center. A private burial was held in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Laurinburg.

In addition to her mother, survivors include: 2 daughters, Emily Bryte Rosemann Davis and her husband Danny Davis and Amanda Joyce Rosemann; 2 brothers, Jim Barrett and his wife Sharon Tracey Barrett and Dan Barrett and his wife, Kathleen Anderson Barrett of Davie County; and her 3 nieces and a nephew.

She had a great love for animals. Animals of every kind flocked to her for love and care. For this reason, the family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Humane Society of Wayne County at PO Box 821, Goldsboro, 27533.