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PARKS, Rosa (Mother of the Civil Rights Movement) - Age 92, died Monday, October 24, 2005 at her residence in Detroit, MI. For funeral arrangements call the Swanson Funeral Home, (810) 232-7469.

Published in Flint Journal from Oct. 29 to Oct. 30, 2005.
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January 6, 2021
Thank you.
May 13, 2020
Ms. Parks,
Thank you.
Roger Legerwood
February 25, 2020
I am in 7th grade and in My 6th period ELA class, we are supposed to research a person from history who had great/interesting accomplishments that went unrecognized due to discrimination. I decided to write about Rosa Parks. She is an amazing woman. She will be missed.
Tyler Helt
February 24, 2019
Rosa Parks your light will always shine brightly and your love will always be felt!

Thank you
Ebony Foster
March 6, 2018
To the family of Rosa Parks, what a legacy !

There is nothing worse than losing someone you love, especially when they touches so many lives.

Please take comfort in knowing that soon all humans will live together n peace and harmony.
Is 26:12
Bryant Marks
December 26, 2017
To God Be The Glory
Renita Darby
November 24, 2017
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
August 11, 2017
Rosa Parks was a great inspiration!
Robin Lewis
February 20, 2017
thankyou mrs parks for what you done and what was right for your people in muntgumry now white people and black people could live better lives nowv evrey were they go to restrants on public buses it was all because of rosa parks thankyou mrs parks
george mason
February 20, 2017
my name is george eugene mason and I love rosa parks she was a good woman to all people in muntgumrey and deroit one day I would want to go to mountgumrey alabama to go the rosa parks musem rest in peace mrs parks 1913-2005
George mason
February 17, 2017
Dave Pfuntner
David Pfuntner
January 22, 2017
I thankyou mrs . rosa parks for doing what was right iam reading the iam rosa parks book I thankyou for sitcking up for what was right because of you we can god bless you now your free at last thank god oh mighty she is free at last
george mason
January 5, 2017
Thank you for everything you did,thank you for taking a stand
Peniel Duncan
September 11, 2016
Hail the mother Parks of thee
Mustafa Kemal
July 2, 2016
The pioneer for CIVIL RIGHTS, African Americans need one's strength, inspiration and determination to continue the fight in the most intelligent ways for our people and communities...GONE NOT FORGOTTEN
Valenda Newell
March 2, 2016
Tylan Bell
tylan bell
October 24, 2015
Pleae have my condolences. The span of our life is 70 years, or 80 if one is especially strong. But they are filled with trouble and sorrow; They quickley pass by, and away we fly. Psalms 90:10.
October 15, 2015
I love rosa park she inspires me :)
verneisha slaughter
July 7, 2015
i love you i will miss you from proctecting us.
June 6, 2015
I went to visit the Rosa Parks museum and it brought back memories of this Mother of Civil Rights, Outstanding Rosa Parks, a great leader and activist.
Clara McMillian
May 22, 2015
She is so strong, i know it was hard for Afircan Americans. But to be a woman was even more of a risk. Thank you Rosa.
May 8, 2015
she inspired us to do anything is possible
mikayla janis
March 31, 2015
I admire her cause if it wasn't for her and Dr martin Luther king Jr we might still be in that situation
March 9, 2015
Ms. Rosa Parks, thank you for all you did. You changed the lives of many by refusing to give up your seat. God will wipe every tear from their eyes and death will be no more.
March 6, 2015
You were a great leader and you left a huge legacy that no one will forget.
Joshua Kraidich
March 5, 2015
When you refused to give up your seat on that bus more that 50 years ago, you changed everyone's lives for the better.
Grace Kraidich
February 24, 2015
"people for God out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation" - Revelation 5:9. God is not partial and so neither should we be.
February 20, 2015
you did a good job
February 3, 2015
Thank you for all you did in our country, you were such a leader and you left a huge legacy no one could ever forget
Grace Kraidich
January 19, 2015
Thank u for the love and the fight you stood up for what you believe in. God bless you for making the way for our people,your reward is with God.
Paula J. Lawson
January 19, 2015
A life well lived. See you in paradise Luke 23:43.
George Little
November 10, 2014
May u live forever n our eyes
winston sherman
October 28, 2014
Thank you for all that you have done. With Love and Respect.
Johnnie L. Scarbrough
October 24, 2014
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
Harry Simpson
September 27, 2014
I really appreciate how you help stop segregation!
Tamyah Jones
August 28, 2014
i'm doing a report on you and you are loved by me

danny hillon
danny hillon
June 3, 2014
You cannot know pain, without joy.
May 15, 2014
I am doing a project on you and you are the most amazing person I have ever read about!
Christy Narion
May 14, 2014
I am doing my wax museum about you god bless you thank you
tatianna backer
February 27, 2014

The God of all comfort promises to wipe out every tear from your eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.' And the One seated on the throne said: ‘Look! I am making all things new.' Also, he says: ‘Write, because these words are faithful and true.'”
Angela Odom
February 26, 2014
rosa parks you will always be in my heart and never forgotten
allayanna halloran
February 26, 2014
thank you so much! God bless your works forever!
patrick washington
February 19, 2014
rip in peace
mary holston
January 23, 2014
I loved your actions! You were a very brave woman! I am 9 years old and i decided to do my school report on you!

I love you and the world will always remember you!!
Kody San Martin
January 19, 2014
Mrs. Parks you are truly a wonderful, courageous black woman who will never be forgotten. Love Marsha M. Nash
Marsha Nash
December 31, 2013
May the God (Ps 83:18) of comfort bring peace and strength each day.
December 30, 2013
Annette johnson me and my family thank you so much for every thing you did we iove and god bless you
annette johnson
November 25, 2013
Thank you what you did woke uup the world the country and the race,s
selvin oliver
November 24, 2013
God bless your courageous soul for eternity. With tons of respect and gratitude.
Marisa Sanchez
October 2, 2013
Thank you Rosa Parks for all you did. you made me a better man by following your example in my life. Love and respect always. Rest in peace. - William J Litz Jr.(Amarillo, Tex)
william Litz
September 23, 2013
We thank you Rosa Park for all that you did. For taking a stand and making a difference. You lived a long life and made many big footprints, now you rest in blissful peace. May your legacy live on.
Yolanda Burse
May 8, 2013
Thank you. Because of you we can!!!
Jacinta Berry
April 25, 2013
savannah mcmyler
April 25, 2013
savannah mcmyler
savannah mcmyler
April 3, 2013
Every time I am required to do a research paper I always chose you. You are an inspiring woman. You are my hero. Thank You.
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
Febuary 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005
Valori Dorrell
March 26, 2013
i miss u.
Randi Coulter
March 26, 2013
i thank you and everyone of the citizens that joined in because without your help, we would still be in chaos. life is less of a hell, thanks to you. i thank you, Rosa Parks. Your husband knew how to pick the right girl. =D if i was there in that time, i would have also helped. i dont care what they would have done to me, i would have put myself in between you and the police. =D
Randi Coulter
March 19, 2013
thank you
March 19, 2013
Thank you you are a true hero.
March 18, 2013
March 14, 2013
" Rosa Parks changed black Americans future we thank her".............................
Alexis Hamilton
March 6, 2013
Mrs.Parks i know that I have never met you face to face, but you have made a good impacted in my life...
Heather Winston
March 6, 2013
alana chaffee
March 4, 2013
Being able to share the history of the stand you took with today's young people is beyond words. Especially now with my granddaughter sharing with her the stand we should continue to take not of being a follower but a leader.
G. B.
February 21, 2013
Mrs. Parks although I did not know you personally, you open the door to the modern civil rights movement. The decision you made not to give up your seat open the right that every citizen had the right to sit anywhere in public place in the United States of America. Thank you Mother Rosa for your endurance to the United States, and God Bless your Soul.
Tim Williams
February 21, 2013
I once sat on the very seat that you refused to give up on the bus. It was located in the civil rights museum where that young baptist minister who took up your cause was shot down. Thank You God for Rosa and Martin ~ time has stood still ever since for me. ~ Dave Battaino, Sudbury, Ontario Canada
Dave Battaino
February 14, 2013
What a "WOMAN" Strong, courageous and powerful in every since of the word. May the family of Mrs.Rosa Parks be comforted in knwing that her achievements impacted the world. The Love she showed for her fellow man and her since of right and wrong is unmatched. No doubt the God she served is very proud. May we all love as she did! 1 John 4:8 God is Love!
February 12, 2013
Well done thou good and faithful servant-
martha bonds
February 11, 2013
Thank You Mrs. Rosa Parks for fighting the good fight and for being tired enough not to move, but never to tired of standing your ground for justice. Thank you for playing such an important role in the "Civil Rights Movement".
LaTishia Fountain
February 5, 2013
Thank you Rosa parks for changing history
javassiah manning
February 4, 2013
Remembering you on your birthday, Ms. Parks. Thank you.
Karen Patton
January 26, 2013

Thank You for what you have done for us!
Alfred Gaines
January 23, 2013
Thank you Ms. Rosa Parks, for without you being a part of our History, we would not now or ever begun to fight this "Civil Rights Movement" were an example that will never be forgotten. May you continue to Rest in Peace.
Fanny Jackson-Diaz
January 22, 2013
Thank you for all you have done for us..U will be missed and may God bless
Jackie Brown
January 17, 2013
thank you so much mrs.rosa lee parks
sadie raines
January 14, 2013
I had an opportunity to have lunch with Ms. Rosa Parks when I was in elementary school. I only wish I fully understood then what she actually did for civil rights. Thank you. God Bless You! Rest in Peace.
Crystal Johnson
January 5, 2013
Thanks so much for your accomplishments making my accomplishments.
Rubye Davis
December 11, 2012
opal smith
November 16, 2012
I am glad she stood up for her rights. In the eyes of god we are all equal. Thank u Rosa for helping many peopl.
Anne-Marie Norton
October 26, 2012
i congratulate her for helping the african americans get the free rights that they rightfully deserved.
sally york
August 29, 2012
Mary Green
August 5, 2012
Shirley Caldwell
April 18, 2012
Thank you so much for all that you have done love you
theresa duncan
March 31, 2012
Rosa Parks is an American Hero and Icon. Courage is her legacy to the world. Hatred and Racism is an enemy of ALL people. Let us all have the courage to love and treat otherS with respect and dignity. Jesus Christ loves us all.
Nazarene Mckiney
March 13, 2012
Thank you for standing strong for all women and all black americans. Being a white woman...Im honored to learn about you and to know you made a difference for all!! God Bless you
Linda Cunningham
February 22, 2012
Rosa Parks is my famous Ameican for school. She was my 1st choice and am glad I got her. Her memorable act that started the Mongomery Bus Boycott gave me the message to always keep your head held high and stand up for what I believe in. Whether its religious, or something else like civil rights. Go Rosa Parks! Thank you for all that you have done! p.s. I'm in 5th grade :)
Andrea Horrocks
February 15, 2012
I will always love and treasure you for standing up for all people.
It took real courage, and the love of God and all of humanity, to put your life and the life and well-being of your family in great jeopardy.
You fought the good fight, you kept the faith.
Rest in peace, my love.
Retha Collins Crowder
February 10, 2012
please remember what she has done for us all
February 10, 2012
kenneth michael hawkins
kenneth hawkins
February 8, 2012
Elizabeth Downie
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there I do not sleep
Elizabeth Downie
February 6, 2012
Rosa parks is the best person.If she didn't say "no" this fight would still be going on until another brave person refused to give the seat up.
Ethan & Madelyn nitsche
December 21, 2011
Racism still exists in this world. But with forerunners such as yourself lighting the path African Americans have a better chance at fighting and overcoming it...God Blessed you too see 92..You rest now sweet angel!
Vivian Hollimon
November 2, 2011
To the memory and legacy of Rosa Parks who graced this weary planet with her willingness to stand up and her determination and her will so other human beings would have a better tomorrow. To her family who is honored by her role in a proud heritage. I extend one of my poems.

Love Found A Way

By Mark Anthony Grubb

I was crucified on Calvary's hill,

It was the plan and my father's will.

The cost of sin was mine to pay,

My father's love had found a way.

Hanging there I saw your face,

And every soul in the human race.

I recalled that day when I was born

How I was loved on Christmas morn.

Son of man turning thirty three

Was born to die upon this tree.

I felt your pain and all your strife,

I surrendered all and gave my life.

The sky turned dark as angels cried

I tasted death, but I did not die.

I did God's will and did obey

My father's love had found a way.
Mark Grubb
October 24, 2011
gone but not forgotten
Rose Oliver
October 14, 2011
Mrs. parks was notable women and will never be forgotton for her bravery and sense of justice. The Almighty is a God of justice and he will see to it that your loved one will be resurrected among millions and "they will actually sit each one under his vine, "and there will be no one making them tremble."- Mic 4:4. Rejoice in the hope that your loved one will live on a paradise earth where no pain, no death, and no sorrow will exist.
My Condolence,
charise morgan
October 3, 2011
God Bless You, Rest In Peace.
William Edwards. DE12 7GG. UK
September 30, 2011
May the God of comfort and tender mercies continue to comfort you and your family.

Know that very shortly death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things will have passed away.

Please accept my sincere condolences.

D. Clark
August 12, 2011
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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Miss CC
June 18, 2011
June 15, 2011
love you rest in peace.
kailey gaddy
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