Rosalie (Smith) Edmond, born August 19, 1929, departed this life March 29, 2021. Affectionately known as "Honey," by her family, she was a ninety one (91) year old resident of New Roads, La and a native of Morganza, LA. Wed John Henry Smith of Eudora, Arkansas in 1950. The third child, of five children, of Lula Bradley Edmond and Simmuel Edmond. In addition to Rosalie, her immediate family included sisters Lucille Edmond Paige (Alfred), Ollie Mae Edmond Molex (George), and brothers Simmuel Edmond, Jr. and Leroy Edmonds (Carrie Bell), She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and became a lifelong member of the Starlight Baptist Church of Morganza. As an active member of the congregation she served as as Usher until health issues necessitated a decline in service. The center of her life was her family, her home was the gathering place for many family activities, she had only one rule when planning an activity at her home, that was "bring your dish already prepared because she didn't want anybody messin' up her house!" Preceded in death by mother and father, Lula and Simmuel Edmond, sisters Ollie Mae and Lucille, brother Simmuel, grand daughter Monique Smith Palmer, nephews Louis Charles Paige, Ralph Edmonds, a grand son Allen Smith, a great grandson Maison and a host of other relatives and friends. Viewing 04/06/2021 starting at 9 A M until 12 Noon, due to COVID protocol family only funeral service will immediately follow viewing. Both viewing and service will take place at The Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, 12812 Fordoche Rd., Morganza, LA, 70759, Pastored by Rev. Cleveland Richard. Verrette's Pointe Coupee Funeral Home, 1018 Parent St., New Roads, LA., 70760 in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Advocate from Apr. 3 to Apr. 6, 2021.