Obituaries

Dennis Drummond
B: 1944-08-28
D: 2019-10-08
View Details
Drummond, Dennis
Mary Gissendanner
B: 1939-02-25
D: 2019-10-07
View Details
Gissendanner, Mary
William McClendon
B: 1928-11-02
D: 2019-10-04
View Details
McClendon, William
Casharel Chestnut
D: 2019-10-02
View Details
Chestnut, Casharel
John Matthews
B: 1959-06-29
D: 2019-10-02
View Details
Matthews, John
Ray Williams
B: 1949-10-06
D: 2019-09-29
View Details
Williams, Ray
Duane Quamina
B: 1987-10-20
D: 2019-09-29
View Details
Quamina, Duane
Carolyn Hendrix
B: 1931-09-09
D: 2019-09-23
View Details
Hendrix, Carolyn
Jesse Harrison
B: 1983-03-10
D: 2019-09-22
View Details
Harrison, Jesse
Johnnie Harris
B: 1930-03-19
D: 2019-09-19
View Details
Harris, Johnnie
Gloria Norris
B: 1947-09-23
D: 2019-09-19
View Details
Norris, Gloria
Julia Dow
D: 2019-09-18
View Details
Dow, Julia
Standford Ingram
B: 1965-10-01
D: 2019-09-17
View Details
Ingram, Standford
Lee Washington
D: 2019-09-17
View Details
Washington, Lee
Edith Thornton
B: 1937-01-16
D: 2019-09-17
View Details
Thornton, Edith
Narayan Deshpande
B: 1938-05-04
D: 2019-09-10
View Details
Deshpande, Narayan
Henton Jones
B: 1942-03-01
D: 2019-09-08
View Details
Jones, Henton
Rosa Rawls
B: 1932-04-20
D: 2019-09-08
View Details
Rawls, Rosa
Augustin Gaston
B: 1963-08-29
D: 2019-09-03
View Details
Gaston, Augustin
Christine Wedlaw
D: 2019-09-01
View Details
Wedlaw, Christine
John LeFlore
B: 1977-10-02
D: 2019-08-30
View Details
LeFlore, John

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
109 West Avenue
Rochester, NY 14611
Phone: (585) 436-7730
Fax: (585) 436-6778
Rosa Rawls

Rosa M. Rawls

Wednesday, April 20th, 1932 - Sunday, September 8th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Rosa Rawls, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Rosa Rawls with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Mrs. Rosa M. Rawls was born April 20, 1932 in Vidalia, Tooms County, GA, to the late Rev. Harvey and Vergie Bell McLeod, she was the seventh child of seven children. At an early age she became a Christian and joined the First African Baptist Church in Vidalia, GA. Rosa graduated high school in Vidalia. In 1951 she was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Charlie Rawls in Miami, FL and to this union four children were born. She and her husband and their first-born child relocated to Rochester, New York and joined the Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in 1954 under the leadership of Rev. Robert E. Warfield. Rosa was very dedicated to her church where she served faithfully on the Nurses Guild and the Senior Ministry, a ministry where she and her fellow sisters made clothing for underprivileged children in Haiti. She loved her church and serving the Lord in any way that she could.

In 1967 Rosa was employed by Xerox Corporation where she worked in the Manufacturing Division until her retirement in 1995. In 1973 Rosa graduated from the Rochester Urban Center School of Practical Nursing of the State University of New York (SUNY) of which she was very proud. Rosa was also a proud member of the Improved Benevolent of the Protective Order of the Elks of the World. Her Temple was Eldorado Temple #32 which she joined in 1953 and served in the stations including Daughter Ruler, member of Radio Council of Western NY and Toronto, CA. She received Past State Honors in the New York State Daughter’s of Elks where she held many offices and positions including Daughter State President for nine years. She continues to hold the position of Daughter State President Emeritus at the time of her passing. Rosa became a member of Masonic, Free Masonry Ezra #122 in Rochester, NY on June 6, 1981. She received her Past Grand Daughter honor on August 9, 1981, in Chicago IL.

Rosa loved her flowers and plants and she was a vivid gardener; she had the “greenest” thumb. The Lord truly gave her the gift of gardening.

Predeceased by all of her brothers and sisters, Mrs. Rosa M. Rawls entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 8, 2019 in Rochester, New York. She leaves to cherish her memories, two daughters: Hilda (Danny) Hopkins, Donna F. (Arnold) Bush, two sons: Ronald Rawls and Virgil (Marcie) Rawls. Grandchildren: Brooke, Brandon, Dawn-Chamane, Sheronda, Tiana, Maurice, Rachel, Christopher, Virgil T. and Andre, nine great grandchildren, a special friend, Mrs. Johnnie Powell and a host of other relatives, church family and many friends.


Friends may call Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 10AM - 12Noon with services immediately following at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church 351 Joseph Avenue. Interment Riverside cemetery
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of Rosa M. Rawls, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    MT. Vernon Baptist Church
    Address
    351 Joseph Avenue
    ROCHESTER, NY
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    MT. Vernon Baptist Church
    Address
    351 Joseph Avenue
    ROCHESTER, NY
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Riverside Cemetery
    Address
    2650 Lake Avenue
    ROCHESTER, NY 14612
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Rosa here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Daughter Leah Nelson sent flowers to the family of Rosa M. Rawls.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
LB

LaVerne and James Buckner

Posted at 01:15pm
Rosa was one of the first and very best people that we met at Xerox. She was an excellent person and friend. We love her.
LaVerne and James Buckner.
DN

Daughter Leah Nelson

Posted at 02:16am
Girlfriend wish I could be there with you. God invited Mom home to rest. Rest My Daughter State President! Always Love You! Love U Donna. Leah Nelson
Flower Image

Daughter Leah Nelson purchased flowers for the family of Rosa Rawls. Send Flowers

Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album