A TIME TO BE BORN:
January 18, 1933, Rosa Edwards Smith was born in Folkston, Georgia to the late Rufus Edwards and Ruby Milton Edwards. She was educated in the Charlton County School System.
A TIME TO LOVE:
March 6, 1948, Rosa joined in holy matrimony to the love of her life, the late Melad Smith. To this union, they welcomed 15 children, in which, two sons, Victor and an infant preceded her in death.
With much sadness and pain, 5 sisters and her 2 brothers preceded her in death: Deloris Roberson, Lois Smith, Pluma Everett, Ruby Dell Peterson, Valerie Thompson, Rufus Edwards, Jr. and Daniel Edwards.
A TIME TO PLANT:
Rosa accepted Christ into her life at an early age. She received the impartation of the Holy Ghost. Many times, she would tell the story of her personal experience of receiving the Holy Ghost. She would explain it was like going through a tunnel into a marvelous, peculiar, bright light and coming out and speaking in an unknown tongue. She would often say, “It takes a well-made up mind, to serve the Lord”.
A TIME TO DIE:
Mother Rosa left her earthly body and transitioned to her heavenly home, early Saturday morning, June 25, 2022 at Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside.
A TIME TO MOURN:
Mother Rosa leaves to cherish her memories, her children: Dr. Melad Jr., Jessie (Oria), Joyce Christopher, William, Janice (Robert) Bolden, Ronnie, Timothy, Maria (Michael) Jones, Robin (Cornelius) Taylor, Jeffery, Reginald (Charlene), Resa and Scott. 51 Grandchildren, 78 Great Grandchildren, four Great Great Grandchildren; two sisters: Raffie Durham of Cleveland Ohio and Warlene Marshall of Trenton, NJ and one sister-in-law, Pearlie Edwards; three God-children: June Allison Milton-Smith, Brian Everett and Alexis Foley and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardrobersonfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, Folkston, GA.