Rosa M. Jean, affectionately known as Mother to many; due to her generous heart and nurturing spirit, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 16, 2014. A woman of many talents, in her 89 years of life she worked as a librarian, teacher, realtor, and entrepreneur. However, her collegiate field of study, and more importantly the vocation closest to her heart, was her social work. Though it took more than a decade, racial tensions eventually subsided enough for Rosa to become the first black social worker in Southeast Texas. In her family life she was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents (Osia and Robert McNulty), infant twin sons, and her husband Samuel. She is survived by her children; Joscelyn Jean Jones (Sylvester), Rebecca Jean, Anthony Jean, Robert Jean (Trish), 10 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. There will be a wake from 6:00-800 pm on Thursday, February 20, 2014. The home-going celebration will be held Friday, February 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Both services will be at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church (549 W. Gulfway Dr.) in Port Arthur, Texas.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 20, 2014