OBITUARY

Rosanne Caruso Wilkins

July 10, 1964April 30, 2013

Wilkins, Rosanne Caruso, 48, of Tampa has gone to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 30, 2013. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Robinson High School in Tampa. She was a school teacher in Hillsborough County for many years. She is preceded in death by her father Pasquale Caruso. She is survived by her husband Dean Wilkins, her two children, Angelica and Erick; and her mother, Catherina Caruso. Rosanne was a faithful Christian, beloved wife, mother, daughter, friend, and teacher to all. The family will receive friends from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday May 4th at Seminole Church of Christ, 4740 Wishart Blvd, Tampa, FL 33603, with funeral services to be held immediately following the visitation. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Children's Cancer Center in Tampa, 4901 W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33607.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 4, 2013
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Lessley Tyre

May 7, 2013

ME(LESSLEY) AND MY MOTHER(LINDA GATTIS) ARE SO SORRY ABOUT THE LOSS OF COUSIN ROSEANNE. WE LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH. IF YA'LL NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO, YOU CAN REACH US AT 1-912-387-3139. WE WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU ALL IN THE DAYS TO COME.

May 5, 2013

to the Wilkins and Caruso family, My thoughts are with my family today. I know that it is a sad day for us, but we can also rejoice in knowing that Rosanne is at peace. I wish that I could be there with all of you today. I want you to know that I am thinking about all of you and love you so much. Love always. Cathy Winquist

Tameka (Aniyah) Daniels (Maddox)

May 3, 2013

As I sit and reflect on Rosanne, I think of our many conversations and the way she would end each one of them with"Oh honey,it's ok". What a very strong,faithful and dedicated Woman she was and she will be greatly missed. Roseanne LOVED her students, and her students LOVED her right back.Our prayers are with you.

Gonzalez Funeral Home

May 3, 2013

Our heartfelt sympathies are extended to the family and friends. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Bernita Moore

May 2, 2013

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com

Beth Crawford

May 2, 2013

I just love Rosanne. I remember riding on the bus with her to a Yankees field trip, when I heard about all her medical trials. She bore them bravely. Thank you God, for the life and service of Mrs. Wilkins!

Beth Crawford

May 2, 2013

To the Wilkins and Caruso Family,

I was saddened to hear of Rosanne's passing. She was one of my students at Robinson High School, and we continued a good relationship as she progressed in her teaching career. She was always hard-working, bright and positive in light of health problems through the years. Her beautiful smile and her sweet disposition defined her as the wonderful person she was. She will surely be missed by all who knew and loved her.

May she rest in peace!

Dr. Sylvia C. Albritton

Sylvia Albritton

May 2, 2013

To the Wilkins and Caruso Family,

I was saddened to hear of Rosanne's passing. She was one of my students at Robinson High School, and we continued a good relationship as she progressed in her teaching career. She was always hard-working, bright and positive in light of health problems through the years. Her beautiful smile and her sweet disposition defined her as the wonderful person she was. She will surely be missed by all who knew and loved her.

May she rest in peace!

Dr. Sylvia C. Albritton

May 2, 2013

We will miss Rosanne dearly. She was the first one to greet and invite us into the school family. We were friends the first day we met. We are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family... Vickie and Paul Massmann

Anne Hooser

May 1, 2013

Dean....I am so sorry for your loss. May God be your support and strength...Anne Hooser