Rosa Nell Albritton
August 23, 1926 – April 24, 2020
Rosa Nell Parker Albritton was 93 years old when she went to meet the Lord on April 24, 2020 in College Station, Texas. The family will attend a graveside funeral service at College Station Cemetery.
Rosa Nell was born in Milam County on August 23, 1926 to her parents, J.H. Parker and Julia Dodson Parker. She had three brothers and three sisters. At an early age, she and her family moved to San Benito, Texas where she grew up, went to school, and eventually married the love of her life, Samuel E. Albritton, on May 6, 1946. After they married, they moved to Raymondville, Texas and had three children. She was a dedicated homemaker and loving mother. Church was a central part of Rosie’s life. Together with her husband, she served at Raymondville Church of Christ for almost 40 years until they moved to College Station, Texas in 1985, where they became members at A&M Church of Christ.
After nearly 60 years of marriage, S.E. passed away in 2005 and Rosie lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Sandy Burns, until her death in 2020. Rosie enjoyed crochet, playing cards and dominoes, and she kept a daily journal for more than 40 years. She loved traveling back to the Rio Grande Valley to spend time with her son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren there. She also enjoyed watching sports on television with Sandy, watching the birds outside her window, and going on evening rides to count deer. In addition, she had read the Bible at least 5 times, and she loved listening to and singing Hymns. She was an amazing cook known especially for her delicious Sunday dinners. She looked forward to the many visits from her great-grandchildren, some of whom often brought various instruments and sang for her. Rosie had expressed a desire to live to at least 93 so that she would have lived longer than any of her siblings or parents. Most importantly, she loved the Lord and kept His Word close to her heart. Rosie leaves behind a great legacy and example to those who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J.H. and Julia D. Parker, her husband, S. E. Albritton, her daughter, Sammye Jo Harris, her 3 brothers, H. Lester Parker, J.D. Parker, and Walter E. Parker, and her three sisters, Ruby Arledge, Gladys Aschinger, and Vesta Thomas.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Susan Burns (married to Sandy) of College Station, Rusty Albritton (married to Kathy) of Lyford, TX, and her son-in-law, Carol Harris (wife Sammye Jo deceased) of Arlington, TX. Her ten grandchildren are Carol Harris Jr. (married to Pam), Scott Harris (married to Julie), Bryan Harris (married to Laurie), Jamie Harris (married to Lauren), Ashley Harris, Lindsey Fouda (married to Abdo), Misti Mason, Krystal Bridges (married to Matthew), Joey Albritton (married to Becky), and Katy Jo Albritton (married to Duillo Cabrera). Her twenty-three great-grandchildren are Lauren Corder (married to Michael), Jessica Hoover (married to Trip), Nolan Harris, Eric Harris, Isaac Harris, Audrey Harris, Jake Harris, Abbie Jo Harris, Hunter Harris, Ava Jane Harris, Ella Harris, Owen Harris, Wyatt Harris, Safiya Fouda, Ali Fouda, Brielle Mason, Ainsley Mason, Reagan Mason, Luke Albritton, Hannah Albritton, Josiah Cabrera, Jonathan Cabrera, and Trullis Bridges. Her three special nieces are Julie Wilson (married to Jerry), Sandy Peeples (married to Tom), Annie Jo Simmons (married to Joe), and her one special nephew is Bert Parker (married to Terri). She had numerous nieces and nephews and many friends whom she loved dearly.
We would like to thank our special Hospice nurse, Meagan Smith, and other Hospice personnel who took care of our beloved Rosie for the last ten months of her life.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Brazos Valley Hospice at hospicebrazosvalley.org so they can continue to care for other patients.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Rosa Nell Albritton
Pat and Larry Brumfield
April 26, 2020
We will never forget her smile and tender spirit. Nor will we forget how much she loved our dog Sophie . They shared a very special relationship. Even though they didn't see each other often, Sophie always remembered her.
April 26, 2020
I loved my mamaw so much! I am her first great-granddaughter. She was present in person and in spirit with me growing up. She always remembered my birthday every year and sent me a sweet card. I loved her crochet popcorn for the Christmas trees. I remember her “Jesus” magnets that you had to stare at to see the word. I remember going to her and Papaw’s house to visit. I will miss her very much but I am glad she is resting in the Lord now.
April 26, 2020
April 26, 2020
Mamaw Rosie was such a loving grandmother and Christian example to me. She took me into the family with open arms when I married her grandson, Carrol Jr. i. 1988. It was a treat to travel to the valley to visit them, stay in the “nursery “ and enjoy family time. She taught me how to make the best guacamole! She was always stirring up something special in the kitchen! When each of my babies were born, I would receive a precious baby blanket from her loving hands. In fact, she helped my two girls, Lauren and Jessica, to learn how to knit.
My fondest memories are of visiting her home in College Station and listening to the bird clock. Each hour a different bird would sing. Now I have the greatest appreciation for wild birds. It’s no wonder that she had something to do with that. Mamaw loved wildlife. One evening we went for a ride to count deer with Susan, Sandy, Carrol and her. It was sweet how excited she got each time she saw another deer.
She would say, “ That makes 43.” She was just that way: it was the little things. Mamaw never forgot a birthday. Her handwriting was beautiful to see! Her kind words of encouragement will live on with each card she sent. By the way, I have all of them, saved over the course of 34 years!
God bless you, Mamaw Rosie for using the gifts God gave you to support and raise up a God-fearing family! You ran the race. You finished the course.........
April 25, 2020
Ms. Rosie was loved and always had a smile for everyone. We enjoyed seeing her at services when they were attending at 8th and Harrison Church of Christ in Harlingen.