June Rollings

Friday 13th of March 1925 - Tuesday 1st of June 2021

June Rollings

Services

Visitation

Jun 7, 2021 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Milward-Southland

391 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY

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Director *Masks, Social Distancing Required*

Celebration of Life Service

Jun 8, 2021 (11:30 am )

Milward-Southland

391 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY

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Director *Masks, Social Distancing Required*

Committal Service with Military Honors

Jun 8, 2021 (1:30 pm )

Camp Nelson National Cemetery

6980 Danville Road, Nicholasville, KY

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On June 1, 2021, June Rollings, passed away peacefully from this earth into God’s loving arms.  Mrs. Rollings was an icon of the ‘60s in Lexington, hosting one of the most popular talk shows in Lexington history.   Her show, Town Talk, was indeed the one to tune into daily for news and human-interest stories throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 


Mrs. Rollings appeared on television for 25 years, 12 at WKYT - Channel 27, and the remainder at Gospel Graphics, a religious station.   She was one of the best interviewers in the business, rivaling the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters.  She interviewed notable celebrities such as Lucille Ball, Danny Thomas, Bob Hope, Ronald Reagan, Adolph Rupp, Billy Graham and numerous dignitaries, governors and mayors.  She was also the hostess for many successful telethons and festivals and received many awards for her tireless work.

 

After her years at WKYT, she worked at Gospel Graphics which sent her to Africa where she interviewed different tribes during the unrest of Apartheid and came back with the truth right from the Tribal leaders who lived there.  She was embraced wherever she went because she cared and respected what people wanted to make known and what they wanted to remain personal.  Who do you know who has built a chapel within a prison?  June Rollings did.  She saw Big Brothers and wondered why there wasn’t a Big Sisters too?  And Big Sisters was born.  The list of her accomplishments goes on and on and we pray her legacy of “Love One Another with the love of Jesus Christ who loves us all just as we are”, lives on. 


She is survived by her son Rae (Irish) Parnell Rollings, Jr. and a daughter Candace (Candy) Bradley. Also a friend Winston and her faithful companion Simba. She was predeceased by her eldest daughter Pamela June.  


Visitation will be Monday, June 7th from 5 to 7pm at Milward-Southland. Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, June 8th at 11:30, also Milward-Southland, and then burial at Camp Nelson.   


Due to Covid, masks and social distancing will be required to keep everyone safe.


The family would love you to leave a favorite memory of June on www.Legacy.com.


If you would like to make a donation please donate to American Legion Post 8, 1230 Man O War Place, Lex KY 40504.

Guest Book

Jim and JanClay Peavley

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Irish, we are so sorry for your loss and we miss seeing you. Your mother was an inspiration and a blessing to so many. You are in our prayers.

2 weeks ago

Shirley Wolff

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I'll miss my beautiful friend. All my love forever, "Yune".

2 weeks ago

Pat and Sonja stipes

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Irish my friend. So sorry for your mothers death. You have been a great buddy to me eventhough we don't see each other often. God bless your family.

2 weeks ago

Claudia Shepherd Smith

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Candy, I'm so very sorry to hear about your Mother. I do remember her TV shows from years ago. She was so blessed to have you in her life to care for her. We will be praying for your family. Love, Claudia and Reggie Smith

2 weeks ago

Shelly Rann

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June was a brilliant humanitarian and loved by all who met her. Her passion for purpose was the light that guided her steps. From my family to yours, we are deeply sorry for your loss.

2 weeks ago