Rose Minor Micou

May 18, 1948 - November 24, 2016
Rose Minor Micou

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Rose “Sweetie” Minor Micou, 68, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 24, 2016 after a long, courageous and bold battle with cancer.  She was the daughter of the late Eleanor Griffith Minor and Robert Cary Minor.  She is survived by her children Frank H. Micou, III (Tank) and Amanda Micou Tawney (Mandy); the light of her life, her grandson, M. Brandon King; David R. Brooks II, who she loved as a son; sisters Eleanor Little and Caryn Chrin (Gregory); as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends.  Rose enjoyed her career at the College of William and Mary, School of Business Administration, where she gained many lasting and supportive friendships.  Her entire life was devoted to her family and the joy that they brought her. She will be missed by all who knew her.  Rose was a caring and giving person who was always going out of her way to help others.  A special thanks to Dr. John Miller and the team at Peninsula Cancer Institute of Williamsburg and everyone who assisted in her care at the Hospice House and Support Center of Williamsburg.  The family will receive friends on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 5pm-8pm at the Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg 23188; where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11am. Interment will with follow in Williamsburg Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Hospice House and Support Center of Williamsburg or the American Cancer Society.  Online condolences may be shared at

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  • November 29, 2016
    Roy Pearson says:
    I am exceptionally fortunate to have known Rose Micou, and to have worked with her in the College’s Bureau of Business Research from 1984 to 1999. Few people know she was the Bureau’s only full-time employee for nearly all of those years, I was just the half-time Director. She truly was an amazing multi-tasker, doing the surveys and compiling databases for the monthly Williamsburg Business Index and the Virginia Business Report, preparing those reports and other Bureau research studies and presentations, meeting the publication deadlines, responding to public inquiries, and doing all of the Bureau’s purchasing. Rose’s caring nature and spirit of helping others was very evident in mentoring and guiding the student assistants who worked part-time in the Bureau, most of whom stayed in touch after graduating. Rose, thank you for being such a wonderful friend and co-worker.

  • November 30, 2016
    C. J. and Barbara Jones says:
    Mandy, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • November 30, 2016
    Betsy Croswell says:
    I have known Rose for many years as an employee at the College of William and Mary prior to her children's birth and many years afterwards. We have remained friends for many years. She loved her children and adored her grandson. Her sisters were very important to her also. She has been a good worker and friend to many during her employment at the College of William and Mary. She was a great person and friend. May God be with the family and friends. I will never forget our times together at the College of William and Mary's School of Business.

  • November 30, 2016
    Holly Almasian says:
    Tank, Mandy, Brandon, Dave & Family, I am truly sorry for this heartbreaking loss. Every moment big or small spent with your family is a moment that was well spent and a moment that I will always treasure. Wishing you comfort now and in the days ahead. I hope you can find some peace where possible by rejoicing in the lifetime of memories you share with each other and that you will listen for the love that continues to speak without words.

  • December 01, 2016
    Rebecca Williams and Lee Cyr lit a candle:
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