OBITUARY

Maryann Augustine Sullivan

August 8, 1926July 10, 2018
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Maryann Augustine Sullivan of Acworth took her last earthly breath in the early morning on Tuesday July 10, 2018 and passed peacefully into the arms of her heavenly father, she was 91. Maryann was born to Soonie and John Bird Rogers on August 8, 1926. She lived a life devoted to her Savior, Jesus Christ, and never missed an opportunity to share His love with others. She was a dedicated mother, a supportive sister, a loving grandmother, a treasured great grandmother and the ultimate prayer warrior. She had a servant’s heart for ministry, which was evident as she worked as a registered nurse and also served as an evangelical preacher for many years of her life. She leaves behind a rich legacy and heritage and is adored by all who knew her. She will be dearly missed, but we rest in knowing that she has received her ultimate prize of eternity with Jesus and we wait for that day when we will see her again. Along with her parents, Maryann is preceded in passing by several siblings and extended family. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Vickie and Gary Leeman of Acworth, GA, her four grandchildren and son-in-laws, Sarah Lumpkin (Nick), Kristen Johnson (Seth), Catherine Law (John) and Eric Leeman; four great grandchildren, Britton, Garon, Annalee and Millie; brothers, James Davis Rogers and Charles Lindberg (Imogene) and countless family and friends. A funeral service to honor the life of Ms. Maryann Sullivan will be held at five o’clock in the evening on Thursday, July 12, 2018 in the Chapel of Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home with Dr. Joe Edwards and Dr. Jacob King officiating. Entombment will follow in the Pine Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from three o’clock in the afternoon until the service hour on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the funeral home. In lieu of customary remembrances donations may be made to Excel Christian Academy, 325 Old Mill Road Cartersville, GA 30120, Re: In Memory of Maryann A. Sullivan. Please visit www.winkenhoferpineridgefuneralhome.com to share memories and leave condolences with the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Soonie Rogers, Mother
  • John Bird Rogers, Father
  • Vickie Leeman, Daughter
  • Gary Leeman, Son-in-law
  • Sarah Lumpkin, Granddaughter
  • Nick Lumpkin, Grandson-in-law
  • Kristen Johnson, Granddaughter
  • Seth Johnson, Grandson-in-law
  • Catherine Law, Granddaughter
  • John Law, Grandson-in-law
  • Eric Leeman, Grandson
  • James Davis Rogers, Brother
  • Charles Lindberg, Brother
  • Imogene Lindberg, Sister-in-law
  • Four great grandchildren, Britton, Garon, Annalee, and Millie.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Nick Lumpkin
  • Seth Johnson
  • John Law
  • Eric Leeman
  • Britton Lumpkin
  • Garon Lumpkin
  • DONATIONS

  • Excel Christian Academy

Services

  • Vistation Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Maryann Augustine Sullivan

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Helen Bellino

July 17, 2018

Vickie, Gary, and family,
I am so sorry that we were not able to be with you for Aunt Augustine's services. I am sure that God was the center of it all, as He has been throughout your Mother's entire life.
She was a strong woman and worked hard in her life. But my strongest memory of Aunt Augustine is that God was number 1 in her life. Every time I have spoken with her, she always spoke of her love of God.
I'm sure that she is celebrating with all the angels and her loved ones, spending unending days with Jesus, her Lord.
Remember we love you all and you are in our prayers.

Kathy and Scott Harfen

July 16, 2018

Dear Vickie and family,
Scott and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for loss of your beloved mother. You and Gary have been devoted and loving children’ towards your mom and precious parents God will not forget your devotion and your hard work and your love. Let’s celebrate her new walk with Jesus and look forward to meeting her and rest of your family one day. Love you both. 💗💗🙏🙏 Scott and Kathy

Lisa Russell Jones

July 14, 2018

Aunt Gussie, along with Aunt Louise, are the reason I play piano and for the Lord. She never showed frustration in my developing stages, but always praised me for how well I did. Initially, I am sure it was frustrating, but she made me feel like she was honored I accompanied her. This gave me the encouragement that I can do it and do it well.

My favorite memory will always be her leading Aunt Louise and Golathia to and fro across the stage singing City of Gold. The hymn I remember most she led was Jesus Hold My Hand and We Shall See the King. Additionally, holding up 1 finger, which told me she was singing in the key of F. 2 fingers meant key of B flat, 3 was E flat. And if I didn’t know how to play the song she was leading, she diligently sang it until I caught on and could play it. If I played an incorrect chord, she would shake slightly “no”, which told me to play a different progression.

So I am only now becoming aware, maybe I owe it to her that I honed my ear to play whatever I hear and don’t need the music. I owe who I am to this mentor and role model, and am richly blessed. How I deserved to have her in my life, I am not sure, but I won the lotto.... I love you Aunt Gussie and will see you soon!

Jerrie Garland

July 13, 2018

I am so sad that I can't pick up the phone and call Maryann. When she started attending our church, we became friends as soon as we met. We had so many conversations about her life growing up when she was an evangelist and singing with her family . She always talked about her sweet family, and how she loved Vickie, Gary, her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and she would often tell me what a good son-in-law Gary was. There are times we would be talking and I would go to the piano, put my phone on speaker phone, and I would play songs she loved and she would sing. She was such a blessing to all she met. I pray God will comfort the family and you will always have the memories of her that are priceless. I love you all.

Doug and Vi Cline

July 10, 2018

Heaven's gain, our loss. Gussie was such a great lady with a wonderful sense of humor and full of love, faith and endurance. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We remember the good times and the hard times we shared with her over the years. One day there will be a glad reunion with all those who have gone to be with Christ!

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Biography

Maryann was born to Soonie and John Bird Rogers on August 8, 1926. She lived a life devoted to her Savior, Jesus Christ, and never missed an opportunity to share His love with others. She was a dedicated mother, a supportive sister, a loving grandmother, a treasured great grandmother and the ultimate prayer warrior. She had a servant’s heart for ministry, which was evident as she worked as a registered nurse and also served as an evangelical preacher for many years of her life. She leaves behind a rich legacy and heritage and is adored by all who knew her. She will be dearly missed, but we rest in knowing that she has received her ultimate prize of eternity with Jesus and we wait for that day when we will see her again.