Leila Rose Broadnax
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Leila Rose Broadnax, nee Seay, affectionately known as Rose, was born May 7, 1950 (Gary, IN). She was born to Primie Seay Sr. and Mary Katherine White Hawkins. She loved and respected Arthur Hawkins Sr. as her father. She was a graduate of Froebel High School, IUPUI (Indianapolis, IN) receiving her degree in Physical Therapy, specializing in Pediatric Physical Therapy. She was a former employee of Trade Winds Rehab Center, Gary Community School Corp. Wee Care, St. Margaret's Hospital, First Steps and Opportunity Enterprises. She was a former member of Trinity Baptist Church and current member of First Baptist Church where she served as President of the Bessie Griggs Ministry, Deaconess Ministry, Dance Ministry, Sunday School Teacher and anywhere she could lend a helping hand. Rose leaves to cherish fond memories her loving husband of 45 years Elmer "Butch" Broadnax; 3 children Esther L. Broadnax (Eric) Goodes Sr., Katherine Broadnax and Brian (Devin Stallworth) Broadnax; 4 special grandsons Eric K. Goodes Jr., Malcolm J. Peterson, Ahmari Gause, Zhalen R. Broadnax, special granddaughter Imani M. Morris Butts, sister, Penelope "Penny" Walters, brothers, Arthur Hawkins Jr., and Cecil (Mary) Hawkins, Patriarch of family Joseph "Chico" White, In-laws Esther "Chick" Broadnax, Wallace(Valerie) Broadnax, Maurice "EC" Broadnax and a host of nieces, nephews relatives and friends. Visitation Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 9 to 11:00 a.m. with funeral service at 11:00 a.m. All services at First Baptist Church, 626 W. 21st Ave. Pastor Timothy Brown, officiating.



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Published in Post-Tribune from Jan. 26 to Jan. 28, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JAN
29
Visitation
09:00 - 11:00 AM
JAN
29
Funeral service
11:00 AM
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February 5, 2020
Mary Watts-Graham friend and fellow Cheerleader
Best Cheerleader Ever!
Rose was always a genuine, beautiful, caring, loving and humble Spirit. The world lost an Angel, but we know that Rose is resting and glorifying with our Father. Rest in Peace Rose
Mary Graham
February 5, 2020
Mary Watts-Graham, fellow cheerleader and friend
Best Cheerleader Ever! Rose was always a wonderful and kind Spirit.
Rest in peace Rose. God is so good! We will miss you, but we know that God has you in His Bosom.
Mary Graham
February 2, 2020
To Penny and the Seay-Broadnax Family--So sorry to hear of Rose's passing. She will truly be missed. Her smile and kind spirit will forever live in our hearts! May our God comfort you as only He can.
Sharon Wynn Ishman
February 2, 2020
Mrs.Broadnax was a wonderful and beautiful person inside and out.I remember her coming to Marquette School to help with one of our students. She will be miss dearly.
Marie Doughty
January 29, 2020
Condolences to the Broadnax family. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you strength and peace to carry you through these trying times.
Lynette Batiste
January 29, 2020
To Mr. Broadnax, Esther, Katherine and Brian so sorry for your loss. Praying that God's peace will comfort you always. Mrs. Rose was a beautiful soul and I will hold on to the beautiful memories of her when she so faithful to the West Side cheerleaders. We love you!
Stacy Morgan-Oliver
January 29, 2020
To the family of Rose...Sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Rose from Frobel High School, Trinity Church in Sunday School when we were children. She was always very nice,respectable,and just an all around nice person.
Delores Miles, Crawford
January 29, 2020
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your Beautiful Mother! I will miss her beautiful smile and kind words! Praying for God to give you all strength! I love you all!❤
Julia (Onion) Rogers
January 28, 2020
Sorry for you loss may you find comfort in knowing that there are others that feel your pain. The Brown Family
January 28, 2020
Sending prayers and condolences for a beautiful person and co-worker. Rose was an inspiration to work with and taught many people and students how to reach their own personal potential. She was the best Physical Therapist dedicated to improve the lives of an enormous number of students and clients. It was our pleasure to work with her, she always brought a smile to her students and co-workers. She was a true team leader with PT, OT, ST, and special needs teachers. We loved her dearly.
Joan Horn
January 28, 2020
I send condolences upon the loss of my dear friend Rose. We worked closely together for over 20 years in the Gary School System. She was dearly loved by all of our special students and the staff. I truly enjoyed being a co-worker and friend to this special lady. I will miss her sweet nature and beautiful smile. Prayers for her wonderful family, you were her pride and joy.
Laura Huber
January 28, 2020
To Esther, Elmer, Wallace, Chick, and all of the family for your loss. Time may take place in healing, but it will come. God Bless.
Darrell Bodie
January 28, 2020
Mrs. Broadnax was a beautiful person and will be Truly Missed. I worked with her a Marquette school in Miller with special Ed children and she helped me so much with learning the children's different needs and how to assist them. I could never thank her enough. Praying for the family.
Tracy Lacefield
January 28, 2020
I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of Mrs.Rose Broadnax. I am saddened to hear of her loss but rejoice in her eternal rest with our Lord and Savior. I worked briefly with her but my knowledge of her was primarily through her daughter, Mrs. Goodes who taught my daughters in middle school. Her teaching skills exemplified the excellent and God-centered example set by Mrs. Broadnax. May she rest in peace. May you be comforted and sustained by your precious memories of her life. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
Barbara (Bullock) Dahl
January 28, 2020
Prayers and condolences going out to the Broadnax family on the loss of Mrs. Broadnax. She will be truly missed by all who knew her...especially our First Baptist Church (Gary, IN) family where we were all church members.
Ryan Rogers
January 28, 2020
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Michele Barrett
January 28, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Joyce Pompey
January 28, 2020
Hey,Brian.. Sending my Prayers and Condolences to you and your family From the Price Family
Dee Dee Price
January 27, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family, you are all in my prayers. Mrs. Broadnax was truly an angel and will be greatly missed. That smile will forever shine bright!!
Rachel Marshall
January 27, 2020
Our Condolences To The Broadnax Family. May God Give You Peace And Keep His Arms Around You. She Was A Beautiful Person. Willie and ValJean Collins
Val Collins
January 27, 2020
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January 27, 2020
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Broadnax family. Mrs. Broadnax was a very nice person and she will be missed. My condolences to you Esther. I am praying for you during this difficult time.
Toree Dix
January 27, 2020
So sorry for your loss praying for you and your family love you Mrs Goods from. Melanie Richardson and Carlanie Richardson
Melanie Richardson
January 27, 2020
What a blessing you have been to all who know you. My family will forever be in your debt.
Evelyn Rhenwrick
January 27, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
January 27, 2020
Rose was an angel to all that came in contact with her. She was a team member and friend to me for more than 20 years. I will miss our time together. She will be missed and absent from the body, but please know that she is present with God. Dr. Pat King-Lietzow, SLP
January 27, 2020
Condolences to the Broadnax Family. You will always be my Little Rose. Love you Cousin! Donna Emery
Donna Emery
January 26, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family. Rose was a mentor to me as I was working in early intervention. She taught me so many things about treating babies. Rose was always willing to answer any questions. She also had a great since of humor. She will be deeply missed. Dominique Williams
Dominique Jamison-Williams
January 26, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family when I first started going to to first baptist church she was so welcoming in her Sunday school class. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and give you comfort and strength
Irma Hampton
January 26, 2020
Sending our heartfelt condolences to the family of Mrs. Broadnax. Mrs. Broadnax was my daughter's (Mattia Kelly) physical therapist. She was a loving and kind lady whom my daughter and I grew very fond of over the years.
May God be with you all and praying that you all get through this difficult time with much love, sympathy and prayers.
LaDonna Wheaton (White)
January 26, 2020
Angela DeNeal-Johnson
January 26, 2020
To the Broadnax family I was saddened to hear that your loved one passed away.I will miss her sitting on the pew in front of me. I will always remember her as a person with compassion sympathy & love for all. I'm glad to have known her & will miss her very much. Rest well my friend.
Shirley Warrington
January 26, 2020
Praying for your family and friends dear classmate.
Douglas Havens
January 26, 2020
On behalf of the Froebel Class of 68 we offer our deepest sympathy in the death but heavens gain of our beloved classmate. Once again death has claimed another of our classmates but not the love that we had for her and others. May your family be at peace in her passing knowing she knew God for herself. The Flame and Blue is forever humbly submitted by your classmates and Douglas Havens class President.
Douglas Havens
January 26, 2020
To the family of Rose you have my deepest sympathy.I have known Rose since We were children and we graduated from Froebel together in 1968.I pray for God's strength in the days ahead.Rose was a gentle spirit and will be missed.
Myrtlr Mateen
January 26, 2020
My condolences to Rose's family. I remember Rose from Froebel High School as a vibrant, outgoing person. So sad to lose another classmate.
Brenda Cannon
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