Rosemary Searcy "Rosie" Campbell passed away on February 16, 2021, in her home, surrounded by her family. Rosemary was born in Lewisville, Arkansas on April 21, 1935 and was a graduate of Lewisville High School, Hendrix College, and the University of Arkansas with a master's degree in Psychology. Rosemary was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend who dedicated her life to serving others. She took much joy in working in her yard, walking her dogs, cooking for others, and hosting fabulous parties giving attention to the smallest details. Rosemary was a true Southern lady who possessed the most generous and giving spirit, always thinking of ways she could lessen another's burden. Her family, friends and rescue dog, Mimi, will miss her dearly. Rosemary is survived by daughter, Miriam Campbell Jones (Bradley Ray Jones) of Seguin, Texas; son, John Stone Campbell III (Amy Falcon); grandchildren, Katherine Elizabeth "Katie" Campbell, John Stone "Jack" Campbell IV, and William Wright "Willie" Campbell; brothers-in- law, Johnny James and Richard Michael Campbell of Monroe; niece, Camille McElmurry (Gary McElmurry) of Fayetteville; nephews, Robert Stanford (Margie Stanford) of Denver, Michael James (Dr. Kenneth Schwartz) of Chicago, Richard Michael Campbell Jr. (Tonya Campbell) of Lafayette; and honorary grandchildren, Regan Hubbell Baldwin of Birmingham, Michael Hubbell of Dallas, and Matthew Hubbell. Rosie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, John Stone Campbell Jr.; parents, Mabel Adams Searcy and Robert Lionel Searcy of Lewisville, Arkansas; sister, Miriam Candler "Mimi" Searcy of Little Rock; mother in law, Thelma Kimball Campbell of Monroe; father in law, John Stone "Jack" Campbell of Monroe; sisters-in-law, Betty Jean Campbell James of Monroe, Arden Anders Campbell of Monroe; and nephew, Kimball Andrew James of Monroe. Visitation will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 205 North 4th Street, Baton Rouge, Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 1:00 pm. until Memorial Service at 2:30 p.m., celebrated by Father Chris Duncan in the sanctuary, with inurnment at St. James Columbarium to follow. Our family would like to thank Lexi Hubbell for her love and devotion to Rosie; this was meant to be. We also thank Julie and Mickey Hubbell for being the absolute best next-door neighbors anyone could wish to have. Our family has been blessed with the most special caregivers we could have ever dreamed of, LaToya Perkins and Sonja Landry; thank you for coming into our home and making this time comfortable and special. Memorial donations may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 126, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821, Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741 or The Hospice of Baton Rouge, 3600 Florida Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806. Arrangements by Church Funeral Services.
Published in The Advocate from Feb. 17 to Feb. 21, 2021.