First Lady Rosie Ann Fowler

June 22, 1944March 30, 2021

Rosie Ann Wilson was born to Lonnie B. and Gladys Wilson on Thursday, June 22, 1944, in Wills Point, Texas. “Roseann,” as she was affectionately known to her family and friends, was the second born of two children. Roseann accepted Christ into her life at a young age and was baptized at Pilgrim Valley Baptist Church. Roseann attended and graduated from Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School. On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, Roseann faced the sunset of her days on earth and entered her sweet rest, joining her precious Savior in eternity. Roseann was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie B. Wilson and Gladys Wilson Reed; brother, James B. “J.B.” Wilson (Julia); five grandchildren; and special cousin, Vera Sanders. Those she leaves to cherish her loving memory are her devoted and belaboring husband of thirty-five years, The Reverend Shedrick L. Fowler, Ph.D.; daughter, Demitrice “Gigi” (Astor) Boozer of Bowie, Maryland; son, James “Jimmy” (Jessica) Alberson, Jr. of Renton, Washington; stepdaughter, Djuana Taylor of Newark, Ohio; two stepsons; special son, Minister Anthony McSwain of Columbus, Ohio; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; “Big Sister,” Joanne Tarkington of Fort Worth, Texas; nephews, Anthony “Tony” Wilson of Fort Worth, Texas; niece, Tina Wilson of Fort Worth, Texas; special great nephew Julian Wilson of Fort Texas; special friend, First Lady Frieda Gilyard of Columbus, Ohio; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins; other family members, and many friends; and the Christ Memorial Missionary Baptist Church Family where she served as First Lady since September 1992.


  • Family Will Receive Friends

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Celebration Of Her Life and Legacy

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Burial

    Thursday, April 8, 2021


First Lady Rosie Ann Fowler

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Elaine Hampton

April 5, 2021

I met Sister Rosie Fowler about four years ago during one of my visits to Columbus to visit my sister who is a member of Christ Memorial. Sister Fowler had a warm and welcoming personality. She was humble yet elegant in spirit. She was kind and Christ-like. She represented a woman whose path was God-ordained. Her presence and influence will be missed at Christ Memorial.

To the family: As God's comfort comes, you have the assurance of His loving care and a sense of abiding peace that is beyond all understanding. As hope abides in you, may you carry the certain expectation of good things to come and the promise of seeing your loved one again. May the Lord's peace and presence be your deepest comfort and your certain hope during your time of bereavement.

My deepest condolences,
Elaine Jacobs Hampton- sister of Brenda G. Kellam
Raleigh, NC