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Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

211 West Ave B, Copperas Cove, TX

OBITUARY

Robert Lawrence (BJ) Rossi Jr.

June 4, 1980June 25, 2019
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Robert Lawrence Rossi, Jr., 39, of Copperas Cove, Texas, passed away of an unspecified illness on June 25, 2019. Robert, also is lovingly known as B.J., was born on June 4, 1980, at Ft. Hood, Texas, and graduated from Copperas Cove High in 1997. Robert first accepted Jesus Christ at the age of nine upon hearing missionaries studying Matthew 7, verses 13 and 14. During alter call, Robert ran down the aisle to accept Christ as his Lord and Savior. Eight years ago, while in the hospital at Scott and White, Robert renewed his vow with the Lord. Robert currently worked for the HOP. He was the Hill Country Transit District Lead Scheduler and its Employee of the Year in 2019. His first job was for the YMCA, and after years with them he ventured into Troy, Texas, where he worked for Anderton Castings until joining the HOP. Robert loved his career. Instead of working with a team, he worked with a family of co-workers. He would often show his love for them by cooking some of his favorite dishes, such as chicken spaghetti, collard greens and various soups. Robert dedicated himself to family, friends, and his educational passions. He not only earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Science of Business in 2015, but also his Master’s Degree in Management in 2017 - both from University of Phoenix. Robert Lawrence Rossi Jr., was preceded in death by his grandparents -- Mr. and Mrs. Bennie L. and Lavata L. Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Patricia Rossi -- and two first cousins: TaWanda L. Simon and Eric L. West. Robert is survived by his mother, Linda Kay Rossi of Killeen, Texas, and his father, Robert Lawrence Rossi, of Palm Bay, Florida, and his aunts JoCasta L. West, Vanda G. Abercrombie, Vanita D. Lee all of Copperas Cove, Texas, Debra A. Clay of White Plains, New York, and Nylvia C. Harrison of Gatesville. He is also survived by his uncles Bobby Clay of White Plains, New York, Kenny Rossi of Long Island, New York, and Ricky Cruz of Albany, New York. In addition, BJ is survived by many close first cousins, second cousins, great uncles, aunts, loved ones and a very large extended family. Robert was truly loved by all who knew him. He made you smile just by being around him. He will be truly missed.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Burial To Follow Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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Michael Martin

July 2, 2019

I worked with Robert about 6 years ago. He was always a positive person no matter the storm. You were a great friend and will be missed dearly by all my friend.

Georgia Wheeler-johnson

July 2, 2019

Robert and I meet at the job in troy texas,we had so many talks,we had so many laughs together,he was always a joy to be around,we still kept in touch after he moved on ,I will miss our talks..he was a true friend.

Joy Brown

July 2, 2019

Your sweet smile and friendly disposition will be missed..rest in paradise my friend.

Randy Carlyle

June 28, 2019

We grew up together. He was a great friend to me and will be missed.

Michael Wagner

June 27, 2019

I was a co-worker of Robert. We each leave a legacy of our lives, whether it's good or bad. Of course, I'm very shocked and saddened at this terrible event.

Robert left a nice legacy. I will always remember him as being a very nice and kind person, who was a gentle giant. He would often bring food to potluck dinners at work, or just be kind and bring donuts and other treats for us. Robert was also an excellent cook, and he made very professional desserts. Also, I'm glad I was able to make him laugh.

I will ALWAYS remember Robert in a positive way because he was such a nice and kind person. I will always be saddened that he left us far too early, but was honored to have known him.

God rest his dear soul in heaven. May God give his family and other loved ones comfort through this terrible time. AMEN.

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Biography

      Robert Lawrence (BJ) Rossi Jr. was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Robert will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, Robert was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Robert leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Robert Lawrence (BJ) Rossi Jr.

Robert Lawrence Rossi, Jr., 39, of Copperas Cove, Texas, passed away of an unspecified illness on June 25, 2019. Robert, also is lovingly known as B.J., was born on June 4, 1980, at Ft. Hood, Texas, and graduated from Copperas Cove High in 1997.

Robert first accepted Jesus Christ at the age of nine upon hearing missionaries studying Matthew 7, verses 13 and 14. During alter call, Robert ran down the aisle to accept Christ as his Lord and Savior. Eight years ago, while in the hospital at Scott and White, Robert renewed his vow with the Lord.

Robert currently worked for the HOP. He was the Hill Country Transit District Lead Scheduler and its Employee of the Year in 2019. His first job was for the YMCA, and after years with them he ventured into Troy, Texas, where he worked for Anderton Castings until joining the HOP. Robert loved his career. Instead of working with a team, he worked with a family of co-workers. He would often show his love for them by cooking some of his favorite dishes, such as chicken spaghetti, collard greens and various soups.

Robert dedicated himself to family, friends, and his educational passions. He not only earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Science of Business in 2015, but also his Master’s Degree in Management in 2017 - both from University of Phoenix.

Robert Lawrence Rossi Jr., was preceded in death by his grandparents -- Mr. and Mrs. Bennie L. and Lavata L. Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Patricia Rossi -- and two first cousins: TaWanda L. Simon and Eric L. West.

Robert is survived by his mother, Linda Kay Rossi of Killeen, Texas, and his father, Robert Lawrence Rossi, of Palm Bay, Florida, and his aunts JoCasta L. West, Vanda G. Abercrombie, Vanita D. Lee all of Copperas Cove, Texas, Debra A. Clay of White Plains, New York, and Nylvia C. Harrison of Gatesville. He is also survived by his uncles Bobby Clay of White Plains, New York, Kenny Rossi of Long Island, New York, and Ricky Cruz of Albany, New York. In addition, BJ is survived by many close first cousins, second cousins, great uncles, aunts, loved ones and a very large extended family. Robert was truly loved by all who knew him. He made you smile just by being around him. He will be truly missed.