OBITUARY

Brittany Rose Alma Bumpus

June 25, 1987June 17, 2013

Brittany Rose Alma Bumpus , Our Sweet, Gentle Warrior was set free, surrounded by those she treasured most, her family. Her 26 years of life are a lesson of courage, grace, love and light to all who know her. Rosie leapt into life, feet first, on June 25, 1987. As a young child, she enjoyed Girl Scouts, dance, reading, and time spent with family. She soared at Sunrise Elementary, Heritage Middle School and Pine Ridge High School, where she was an exemplary student, Editor-in-Chief of the high school newspaper, voted Most Intelligent by her peers, and awarded the News Journal’s Medallions of Excellence. Rosie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Stetson University while fearlessly exploring her illness through her award-winning student films ‘Breathe’ and ‘22’. Though she long dreamt of teaching preschool, her health steered her toward a life of art, delving into singing, songwriting, poetry and web writing, homemade craftwork, vegan cooking and meditation. Some sources of love and enlightenment she found along her way include The Book of Awakenings, One by Richard Bach, the movie “The Fountain”, and the music of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Through her work, she adopted the profession of a self-described Love Enthusiast. Love, Family, and Nature were Rosie’s compass, her North Star. A spiritual person, her religion was a deep love and devotion for her fiancé and family. This love radiated outward to embrace natural preservation. She could often be found taking in the morning light or the colorful sunset on the back porch of her family’s home. Rosie is survived by her parents, Larry and Vicki Bumpus; her fiancé, Alvaro Ramos; her siblings—Bridget and James Morgan, Jason Bumpus, Lindsay and Alex Conde, Dillon Bumpus, Kyle Bumpus and Wyatt Bumpus, all of Maryville, TN; Tyler and Christine Bumpus, of Sanford, FL; Joshua Bumpus and Dustin Bumpus, both of New York, NY; her nephews—Kason, Fox, and Brandon; her niece, Kelly; her grandmother, Roberta Bumpus, of Ocala, FL; and many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless beautiful friends. She was predeceased by her sister, Kelly Lynn; her grandmother, Claire Cuticchia, her grandfathers, James Dwyer, John Cuticchia and Delbert Bumpus. Rosie’s family invites you to join in a celebration of her life, on her 26th birthday, June 25, 2013 at 7:00pm at Deltona Memorial Funeral Home, 1295 Saxon Boulevard Orange City, FL. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org) or Random Acts of Flowers (randomactsofflowers.org). In keeping with Rosie’s spirit of love and rebirth, we request you dress with sunshine in mind. Be beautiful, be happy. Be Love. “Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt.” –Kurt Vonnegut

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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Mom

June 17, 2015

My beautiful Rosebud,
Two years have passed since you left. It seems quite impossible. Your family misses you desperately still, each in our own way; all the joy, love, sunshine and gentleness that you so generously shared with each of us each day. I hope with all my heart that you can still feel our love. There are so many things that I wish had gone differently. You deserved so much better. Thank you for all the gifts you left behind to help us survive without you: your poetry & writings, your endless collection of photos, the beautiful hand-crafted things you lovingly made for each of us, your videos, and most of all, your love. The treasured ones that you connected with have stayed connected with us and that has been an unexpected beautiful gift from you. Despite all these treasures, I would trade them in a heartbeat for more time with you. I am trying very hard to make you proud, to help fill the void of love you left in this world. I am trying to see life through your eyes,"so you are not alone, and I am not alone." I will always love you and miss you with everything that I am. So very blessed that you are my daughter, now and forever. We are One. We are Love.

Mom

December 5, 2014

Missing you as intensely as in those early days: your smile, your giggle, your hugs, your gentle voice, and the light and love you drenched us in daily. Sending all my love to you across the stars. Always and forever. You are deeply and forever missed, my sweet beautiful Rosie.

Mom

July 17, 2014

My Beautiful Sweet Rosie~ One year and one month since you left; our lives never again to be as full of love and life as they once were. It still feels like an eternity ago, yet in that same moment just yesterday, since I felt your gentle touch. We must learn to live in this new dimness; something we can, even now, hardly bear to do. But, alas, we have no choice. Missing you terribly; as much now as in those very first devastating days. Looking for the courage that you found to go on each day and to make the most of this precious life. Hoping that your love will continue to shine through us, your loving family. Hoping wherever you are, Rosebud, that you can feel our love still. You are always in our hearts; for there is no other place we can hold you now. Believing still that it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. So blessed to be your parents, your family, my precious Rosie Posie. Love you always and forever.....

Lindsay Conde

June 17, 2014

I still don't understand why we have to go through this life without you now! I miss you so much and wish you were here with me, here with us! I long for a girly movie, a cooking night, or even simply a hug! I will forever carry your heart with me in my heart, and I promise to continue to fight the good fight! I love you beautiful Rosie <3

Francine (Karris) MacDonald

June 17, 2014

Prayers to the Bumpus Family today and always...wishing that your day is filled with peace and love...

June 15, 2014

Rosie - although I no longer can ride _ or walk very far - I can still take part in life. And in memory of you, I will again take part as part of the support team in the next CF bike ride. To me, it's a necessary part of life, to give back to society in some measure. Love you girl - you were a beautiful lady that came from a beautiful family! How could you not be loved and missed!
France

June 14, 2014

Your light keeps right on shining beautiful girl <3

Mary Jo Caroselli

May 4, 2014

I still think of you every day and feel your inspiration to give back, to show love and patience and keep your goodness alive in my words and deeds. I am thankful for you, your friendship, your family and your example to others, and in that example your lessons on what really matters in life. I think of you every day and miss you while my heart smiles and feels thankful for all you mean to me <3

Mom

February 17, 2014

Thinking of you and loving you. Bound together by LOVE for all time, my sweet girl.
WE ARE ONE. WE ARE LOVE.

Mom

January 1, 2014

You are forever in our hearts and souls. Missing your love and light terribly. Missing sweet beautiful loving courageous YOU.....always! Trying to take the precious lessons you taught us and become better people. Trying to be Love and spread Love as you did. Love you always and forever my sweet sweet girl.