2009-01-08 / Obituaries


Rosa Nell Bumpers Lawrence, a native of the Winn community of Jackson and a resident of Houston, Texas died Dec. 24, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

She was born to the parentage of Minister Asarie Bumpers and Donald McGill (Air Force Retiree). Preceding her in death is her brother, Amos Bumpers Jr., and her husband, Ronald Lawrence.

Rosa attended Tuskegee Institute and graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Business Management. She retired as a Business Manager from Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company in Cincinnati, OH. She was a member of Eternity Full Gospel Fellowship under the leadership of Dr. A. Marie Carrier, Lake Charles, Louisiana.

She leaves to cherish her memories her mother, Minister Asarie Bumpers, her father, Donald McGill and her children, Rekale (Sheldon) Brown, Randall Town, MD; Ronnell Lawrence, Lake Charles, LA, a devoted son, Ronald (Stephanie) Lawrence, Lake Charles, LA; one brother, Alvin Thomas, Lake Charles, LA; two sisters, Linda Sinquefield, Spring, TX and Jackie Sinquefield, The Woodlands, TX; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one aunt, uncle and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; two devoted friends, Shirely Coaston and Jean McMillian, Cincinnati, OH.

The service was Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at 12 noon at Berry's Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Winn. The Reverend Edward Seabron, pastor, Dr. A. Marie Carrier, eulogist. Viewing was one hour prior to the service. Burial was in the Bumpers Family Plot of Berry's Chapel Cemetery in Winn. Arrangements were entrusted to Andrews Funeral Home, Jackson.


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