OBITUARY

Ronald Lee Rouse Sr.

August 26, 1931May 12, 2014
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ROUSE SR., Ronald Lee, age 82, went to be with the Lord on May 12, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida. Ronald was born in Orlando, Florida to Ulus Lee Rouse and Mary Bethanna (O’Berry) Rouse. He was a faithful Christian, a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Winter Garden, Florida and a United States Navy Veteran. Ronald enjoyed wood crafting, fishing, racing and watching college football. He is predeceased by his wife, Bonita Rouse; brother, Julian Rouse and sister, Vilma Hall. Survivors are son, Ron Rouse Jr.; daughters, Gloria Hollifield (Neil), Nancy Bond (Dwight), Marcia Fleming (Paul); nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at Wells Memorial Funeral Home in Plant City, Florida on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 1pm. Family will receive friends one hour prior. Burial will take place at West Oaklawn Cemetery in Plant City, Florida.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 16, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 16, 2014
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B.A. Kelly

May 24, 2015

I remember well Ronald Lee and Bonita. In the early fifties they were our good friends and neighbors. Bonita and I gave birth to our first borns about the same time. As life would have it we never crossed paths again except through Christmas greetings in which we kept each other updated on our family additions and lives. Your father and my husband were in the U.S. Navy at that time and worked in the Federal Building in New Orleans.
Both Ron and Bonita were fun people to be around. May they rest together in peace.

Michelle Wolfrey

August 13, 2014

As I sit here thinking of my Granddaddy during what would be his Birthday month; I am still sad for our earthly loss. I am so blessed that I had the opportunity to spend most of my summers when I was growing up with my Grandparents. My Grandma and Granddaddy are two of my favorite people. I can't explain all I'd like to just wanted to say that I love you Granddaddy and Grandma since you are together again. I know I'll see you on the other side when it is my time to go. I'll meet you by the river!

Latonya Crum

July 31, 2014

I miss my Grandaddy Rouse, he was awesome. I am so happy that I was blessed with him and my Grandma. He was a good human, he loved others, he gave to many others. I have so many great memories with him and my Grandma and I know he missed her so much so I am glad at least knowing he is with her again and not hurting! I am also very thankful that he got to spend time with my girls he was great with Aneilya lol they had a lot of long talks (not sure they were in the same conversation lol) at his kitchen counter and she will remember him forever. His love for my grandma and their children can not be compared and will be the biggest memory I want to carry on. I love you Grandaddy and pray that you rest in peace! PS now that you Dont hurt and are young again Dont cause Grandma to much trouble in heaven ......lol

Marcia Fleming

July 31, 2014

Daddy was the best daddy I've ever known. I never heard him raise his voice in anger towards moma, or anyone for that matter. He always had the answers I was looking for. Even up to the end of his time on earth I could call him up for advice or guidance with whatever I was working on. Being the youngest of the bunch I was blessed with extra special time alone with both moma and daddy traveling as far west as Arizona, north as Wyoming, and east up and down the coast. I learned how to fix things and do things by working with daddy from a very young age. I remember sometimes he would be late for supper and I would wait to eat my supper until he got home, so we could eat together. I can't remember ever hearing anybody speak ill of him. He loved moma with all his heart. He taught me excellent work ethics, and his word was gold. As I got older I realized our family was different from others. We were very blessed with lots of love, and the grace of God. I miss him so much. I'm comforted when I think of him and moma walking hand in hand again, and that one day I'll see them again on the other side.

Kelly Bryan

May 22, 2014

For a wonderful man who looked out for and stood in like a father for many in need.

Gloria Rouse Hollifield

May 19, 2014

I am so thankful for having such a wonderful loving father. I feel like I grew up in the "Leave it to Beaver" family. we did things together as a family, camping, fishing, vacations church events (every time doors were open), state fairs, county fairs, rodeos, stock car races and Go cart races in which he raced, skating, to the movies and drive in all us kids on top of car watching the movie, lol. my dad built stilts and walked on them, we had a zip line in one of the oak trees 45 years ago before zip lines were charged an arm and leg to ride. we had horses to ride. Dad taught me to play chess at a very young age and I must say I got pretty good at it and we played many games over the years, talked about it recently but he couldn't see the pieces good enough anymore. there are so many wonderful memories I have as a child with my mother and father, I am thankful for all of them. My fathers greatest gift to me was treat others as you want to be treated yourself, The Golden rule and my mothers greatest gift, was to have faith, God will take care of you and not put more on your shoulders than you can bear. God please keep us safe until we can join Daddy and Momma again in heaven. Rest in peace.

Teresa Rouse

May 17, 2014

Teresa Rouse

May 17, 2014

Teresa Rouse

May 17, 2014

Teresa Rouse

May 17, 2014