June 19, 1938 – July 25, 2018
Rosetta Woods was born on Father's Day, June 19, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan - the daughter of Nelson Emery and Sadie Woods. Both parents preceded her in death.
She was introduced to the Lord at an early age by her mother and united with New Light Baptist Church in Detroit and was baptized in 1957. She completed her education in the Detroit School System graduating from the Charles E Chadsey High School June 22, 1956. She worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Company for over 6 years before moving to Los Angeles, California.
She married George K. Randall in 1966. To this union, a son, Daryl Keith was born in Ankara, Turkey.
Rosetta lived in Turkey three years before returning to the states first in San Antonio, Texas, and then to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where her mother resided with her until the Lord called her home in 1990.
She began her career with the State of Colorado in October 1974 in 4th Judicial County Court - Transferring to the Department of Corrections in September 1977, retiring in February 1997.
Along with her desire to Serve the Lord with her service at The New Jerusalem Baptist Church. She was Secretary and Clerk during her 19 years before uniting with the Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church in September 1994 where she served as Church Clerk and Secretary.
She was involved in many social and civic organization: a long time member of the NAACP, a charter member of the Colorado Springs Chapter of Colorado Black Women for Political Action (CBWPA), involving herself in many civic and advocate roles which included voter education and registration thereby striving to bring about change in the black community. She was a member of the Jolly Jills Civic and Social Club participating in presenting eligible young ladies to the community through Debutant Balls. She was a member for over 10 years. She was active in any endeavor that was involved with community. She volunteered at the Municipal Court and City of Fountain for 5 years. She was active with the Western States, Southern District Women's Auxiliary, serving as Corresponding secretary or serving as a program chair.
She was a charter member of the Women of Purpose, Colorado Springs Chapter, also a member of the Southern Colorado Black Round Table, serving as secretary until her stroke in September 2008. She continued to support and serve these organizations where possible since her sickness.
Rosetta's passion has been to serve and assist people in their illnesses by providing transportation to doctor appointments. She was always available to visit the sick or provide any assistance where there was a need. She did strive to be a vessel that God could use in His service - in her humanity she sometimes fell short, but she tried. Her prayer is that God continues to use her in His service for His people.
She leaves to mourn her son, Daryl (Monika) Randall of Colorado Springs, CO; two grandchildren Mason Randall and Avery Randall whom she loved dearly. Two brothers; George Woods of Detroit, MI and Claude Woods of Colorado Springs, CO. She also leaves behind a multitude of family members (“The Cason Klan”).
- Memorial Service Wednesday, August 1, 2018
August 23, 2018
Growing up in New Jerusalem MBC, she was always my role model. Her class, elegance, and grace drew me in, and I wanted to speak like her. I will never forget that she chose me to read John 14: 1-3 one evening service at NJMBC. I thank her for being a woman of godliness!
August 1, 2018
To my loving, and dear Aunt Rosetta,
No words can express my sadness. I will hold close the love you had for your family, and those around you! You were always on the go. Ha! I'll never forget your willingness to help coordinate family get togethers, and visit with those who were sick and in need. It was admirable to watch how you cared for others, and your love for GOD will be rewarded. Although some years have gone by, I still remember looking forward to eating some of your delicious fudge you made every year! Aunt Rosetta you'll always have a special place in my heart. Although I feel a great sadness that may never disappear, I hold on to all the beautiful memories you have left me with for comfort.
Love your niece always,
July 27, 2018
And now, a lovely jewel has been plucked from amoung us. The Lord has called Rosetta up yonder to be with Jesus. No more pain, no more suffering, just joy and peace. She has gone up before us and we will rejoice with her on day. We will miss her for now but we have the great expectation, we will see her again. Always remember Jesus, Jesus, resting in His arms. Cousin Jon
July 27, 2018
Mrs. Rosetta, Was truly a blessing on this earth. You'll be missed deeply. My deepest condolences.
July 27, 2018
I will always remember the joy and love Rosetta brought to those around her. She was a woman of faith and I know she is in peace with our Lord. She will be missed.