OBITUARY

Rose Marie Johnson

27 January , 19348 May , 2019
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Rose Marie (Bell) Johnson, 85, of Roswell, GA, passed away May 8, 2019 in Tampa, Florida after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She was raised in Covington, Georgia, daughter of Joseph and Jessie (Reeder) Bell. She graduated from Newton County High School in 1953, then moved to Atlanta working for the First National Bank of Atlanta. Rose was a self-taught seamstress known for the quality of her creations. She sewed uniforms for the Young Singers of Callenwolde Fine Arts Center for three years during the 1980's. Rose sewed costumes for The Atlanta Christmas Pageant for 17 years and her costumes are still worn to this day. She was a member of Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta. During her membership, Rose sang Soprano in the choir, served as Director of Mother's Day Out and Preschool for many years. Rose rescued any stray animal that came to her door, taking many trips to the Chattahoochee Nature Center in hopes of healing and release.

Rose was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Bobby Gene Johnson. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Evan) Graff, and son, Kenneth Johnson, and two grandchildren, Tashawn and Alissa Johnson.

Visitation will be at Roswell Funeral Home 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, Georgia on May 14, 2019 from 6-8:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, May 15, 2019 at Roswell Funeral Home. Following the service, family and friends will be escorted to the graveside service, followed by a reception at Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, GA 30076. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rose's Alzheimer's Fund. http://act.alz.org/goto/rosejohnson

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, 14 May , 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, 15 May , 2019

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Cheryl Merz

25 May 2019

Rose was a wonderful person. I had the pleasure of knowing her for the last two years. Jenn is a great friend. She is so special and is always so giving. Let the eagles be with you always.

Priscilla Tunnell

13 May 2019

I have no photos or momentos to share, only memories in my mind and heart. They include; nimble and creative fingers, a huge amount of patience, a quiet wit, a huge smile, a willingness to do whatever was asked or even suggested, a strong shoulder to cry on, and a strong Christian influence on all she came in contact with. Jennifer and Kenneth, I know this is a tough time, but rest in the knowledge that she is at peace. Tears are OK but so is laughter and happy memories. I will not be able to be with you this week but my spirit is there. Love, Miss Prissy

Marie Louise Roy

11 May 2019

Rose was a sweet lady. I love her daughter Jenn and I watch Jenn give you unconditional love. I loved that she shared loving Eagles with Jenn. She has raised a super daughter and I am happy I got to know her. You were deeply loved and I know up in heaven you will be able to help guide and keep Jenn and her Brother Kenneth safe. I am sure the Eagles will guide you safely up to heaven to be with your husband.

Dana Joy

10 May 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jenn and your family. I am asking God for his mercy and grace over all of you. May your Mom’s beautiful smile always fill your heart and light your path during this difficult time. I’m praying for your comfort and peace.

Sincerely
Dana and Greg Joy

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Mom up close with a bald eagle

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Rose with her dearest friend, Reba

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Eagle naps

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Rose drinking "The Rose" at BarFly

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Mom up close with a bald eagle

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Rose with her dearest friend, Reba

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Eagle naps

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Rose drinking "The Rose" at BarFly

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Rose on Mother's Day in Tampa, Florida

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Rose enjoying a traditional English breakfast with a view.

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Rose with the Royal Guard, Windsor Castle