December 14, 1946 - February 16, 2013
Obituary God saw that she was getting tired and a cure was not to be found so he put his loving arms around her and whispered "Come To Me". With tearful eyes we watched her scream and saw her fade away although we loved her dearly we could not make her stay. A golden heart stop beating, loving hands were laid to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.Carolyn Olivia (McKenzie) Rose, 66, widow of Jack L. Rose, Sr., died Saturday February 16, 2013 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. She was born December 14, 1946 in Gable, South Carolina. She's the daughter of O'Donald McKenzie and the late Mary Burgess. She was preceded in death by three sisters; Ruby L. Johnson, Louise Raysor and Liliamae Burgess."Boot", as she was affectionately called by many, received her education from Walker Gamble in New Zion, South Carolina. She was a member ofMelina Presbyterian Church. She worked for 20 years at Holiday Inn and Sterling House until her health started to fail.She leaves to cherish memories; her father Mr. O'Donald McKenzie; two daughters, Rosa McKenzie (Dale) Thompson and Dennette (Samuel) Ejekpokpo both of Bronx, NY; two adopted daughters, Evangelist Soraya (Peter) Odumosu of Manhattan, NY and Gail Williams of Brooklyn, NY; four sons, Ervin McKenzie of Lake City, SC, Leverne Abraham of Cypressfox, SC, Johnny McKenzie and Jack Rose, Jr. of the home.; two grandsons she reared as her own, Christopher (Raven) Rose and Ronaldo (Octavia) Brown both of Bronx, NY; eight sisters, Christene McKenzie of Manhattan, NY, Liliann McKenzie and Edna (Willie) Witherspoon both of New Zion, SC, Lilliemae McKenzie, Evangelist Pearl Burgess, Barbara Jean (James Lewis) McFadden all of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Lottie Mae (Amos) Brihm, and Celastine Manuel both of Georgia; five brothers, Donald Jr. (Barbara Jean) McKenzie of Scranton, SC, Bobby (Julia) McKenzie of New Zion, SC, Jonathan (Fanniemae) Brown of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Eddie Manuel of Columbia, SC, Robert (Sonya) Manuel of Georgia; a special niece Mary Lee Woods of Bronx, NY; sister-in-law, Polly Greene of Boston, MA; nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Interment Information Melina Presbyterian Church 3539 Black River Road Gable, South Carolina, United States 29051 Service Information When Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 2:00pm Officiating Reverend Samuel Sparks Location Melina Presbyterian Church Address 3539 Black River Road Gable, SC 29051 To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carolyn Olivia Rose, please visit our floral store.
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