I took piano lessons from Rosie in the mid '60s and also was a member at LSUMC. She was so encouraging and patient as a teacher! She will be missed! My sympathy goes out to the entire family--especially Les and David. Sending regards, too, from my mom who is also 91.
Rosie was a dear people person. We had many wonderful laughs. That was what was so special about her. That endearing personality and cheerfulness. Such a wonderful person. We loved she and her husband so much. I know she is making heaven a better place.
I knew Rosie since the early 1980's when she came to Asbury United Methodist Church to be our choir director, hand bell director, and organist. When we built our new sancturary in mid 1980's, She insisted and we had built a pipe organ. we still have it and love it. It was a wonderful addition to our church. She brought out the best in each singer up lifted the musical ministry. Jim Hallley (Orange Park, FL)
Rosie was my dear friend and confidant. She was always so patient and encouraging when trying to teach me piano. I loved to hear her play, and I loved our piano lessons/gab sessions. I will miss her, and our visits, so much. Tom and I wish we could take her to Bingo,again, too!
Rosie was such a wonderful lady. When I was working at Asbury we would sit and chat about everything, she took the time to teach me a little of the piano and invite me into her home. The world is a better place havie Rosie here! She will be missed.
She was such a wonderful friend for many years. We will miss her. James C. Cripps
Rosie was my piano teacher. her patience was vast, her ability to teach was always impressive. I was infected by her love of music.
I didn't see Rosie often, we lived so far apart, just once a year at music workshop. But she ALWAYS remembered me, encouraged me, and lifted my spirit. She was one of God's special angels, and I will love her always.
As I was playing the church service today (Easter Sunday), I said a little prayer of thanks to Rosie. When I moved to Florida with 2 young children and began attending Asbury United Methodist Church in the early 1980's, she was the inspiration and the impetus which sparked my desire to become a church musician so along with my children, I spent many years playing piano, directing children's choir, participating in The Fellowship Summer Music Workshop, singing in Cantatas and later, substituting for her on organ. She was truly a dedicated, talented musician who used her talents for the Glory of God.
I will always remember Rosie as the driving force behind my successful Lake Shore JHS band contest solos. A patient, kind, likeable teacher and great musical talent.
I'm sure we will find her in heaven's orchestra.
Rosie was a long time friend. My children had her as a teacher at Lake Shore Junior High and my daughter took piano from her for years. It was always good to see her at the Scottish Rite dinners. Before her husband died, I would visit with both of them, as he was active there. An outstanding musician. Alyce Sewell Snead, now of Austin, Texas.
I have known Mrs. Rosie since I was very little. She taught me piano lessons for most of my young life until the end of high school. She was a part of my family in a way and also a part of my church family. I will never forget her and how when she watched me and my brother, she would let us play Mahjong on her computer. I regret not being able to see her in quite awhile due to living in Maryland. She touched my life and will be greatly missed.