Roselyn M. "Rosie" Langdale

July 25, 1921March 25, 2013

LANGDALE Rose M. Langdale,Rosie, 91, went from time to eternity on March 25, 2013. Rosie was a devoted lover of music and education. Upon graduation from high school she continued her education at Jacksonville University and received her Bachelor of Science and later her Master's Degree in Music from University of Florida. Her love of education was exemplified in the Florida School system for many years before retirement and as a Music teacher for over 70 years. Along with being a Lifelong member of The American Guild of Organist she was a Music Director and Organist for numerous churches in Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Rosie is survived by her two sons, Lester and David, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Hardage-Giddens Blanding Chapel from 6pm-8pm. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Hardage-Giddens Blanding Chapel at 10am. In lieu of flowers the Roselyn Langdale Bereavement Fund has been established to honor her Legacy. Account # 019924 Share 25. Community First Credit Union. Deposit Account. P. O. Box 43010. Jacksonville, FL., 32203. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Blanding Chapel, 5753 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32244, 1-904-777-5727. Please visit to leave sympathy messages.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 4, 2013

Roselyn M. "Rosie" Langdale

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Kathy Huggins Winstead

May 19, 2013

I took piano lessons from Rosie in the mid '60s and also was a member at LSUMC. She was so encouraging and patient as a teacher! She will be missed! My sympathy goes out to the entire family--especially Les and David. Sending regards, too, from my mom who is also 91.

Kim Bloomer

April 4, 2013

Rosie was a dear people person. We had many wonderful laughs. That was what was so special about her. That endearing personality and cheerfulness. Such a wonderful person. We loved she and her husband so much. I know she is making heaven a better place.

Jim Halley

April 4, 2013

I knew Rosie since the early 1980's when she came to Asbury United Methodist Church to be our choir director, hand bell director, and organist. When we built our new sancturary in mid 1980's, She insisted and we had built a pipe organ. we still have it and love it. It was a wonderful addition to our church. She brought out the best in each singer up lifted the musical ministry. Jim Hallley (Orange Park, FL)

Nancy Martin

April 3, 2013

Rosie was my dear friend and confidant. She was always so patient and encouraging when trying to teach me piano. I loved to hear her play, and I loved our piano lessons/gab sessions. I will miss her, and our visits, so much. Tom and I wish we could take her to Bingo,again, too!

Michelle Jacobsen

April 2, 2013

Rosie was such a wonderful lady. When I was working at Asbury we would sit and chat about everything, she took the time to teach me a little of the piano and invite me into her home. The world is a better place havie Rosie here! She will be missed.

James Cripps

April 2, 2013

She was such a wonderful friend for many years. We will miss her. James C. Cripps

Steve Bowers

April 1, 2013

Rosie was my piano teacher. her patience was vast, her ability to teach was always impressive. I was infected by her love of music.

Mary Updegraff

April 1, 2013

I didn't see Rosie often, we lived so far apart, just once a year at music workshop. But she ALWAYS remembered me, encouraged me, and lifted my spirit. She was one of God's special angels, and I will love her always.

March 31, 2013

As I was playing the church service today (Easter Sunday), I said a little prayer of thanks to Rosie. When I moved to Florida with 2 young children and began attending Asbury United Methodist Church in the early 1980's, she was the inspiration and the impetus which sparked my desire to become a church musician so along with my children, I spent many years playing piano, directing children's choir, participating in The Fellowship Summer Music Workshop, singing in Cantatas and later, substituting for her on organ. She was truly a dedicated, talented musician who used her talents for the Glory of God.

Donna O'Brien

Rick Bowers

March 31, 2013

I will always remember Rosie as the driving force behind my successful Lake Shore JHS band contest solos. A patient, kind, likeable teacher and great musical talent.
I'm sure we will find her in heaven's orchestra.