Celebrating the life of Rosetta Stevenson
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Rosetta Stevenson, affectionately called “Tut” was born July 1, 1934, to the late Matthew Nash and Essie Groves Nash in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She professed her belief in Christ at an early age. She was raised and lived in Kosciusko until the age of 17. She married the late Reverend James W. Stevenson. To this union they were blessed with ten children. They moved to East Chicago and later Gary, Indiana and established a home where she was a faithful wife, mother and homemaker for over 50 years. She had a passion for cooking and entertaining in her home. She also loved shopping and taking family vacations. She always offered a bright smile and home cooked meal to anyone who visited. It was hard to resist her famous sweet potato pies.
Rosetta was a member of New Shiloh M.B. Church, Gary, Indiana where she served faithfully as a member of the mission, Sunday School, and in the hospitality ministry. After serving many years at New Shiloh, she moved her membership to New Macedonia M.B. Church to support her husband’s calling as pastor. She served at New Macedonia M. B. Church for three years, until the Holy Spirit lead her husband to organize the Greater Faith M.B. Church where she served in the mission, mother’s ministry, and as a Sunday School teacher. She organized clothing drives and fed the needy. After serving at Greater Faith, she became an active faithful servant as a Mother at The Father’s Heart Church until she moved to Memphis, TN to live with her daughter Joyce.
Mother Rosetta Stevenson made her heavenly transition on Monday, December 3, 2018, at the age of 84. She is preceded in death by her Parents: Matthew and Essie Nash; Brothers: Ollie Nash, Albert Gene Nash, James (Jack) Nash, and Alious Nash; Sister: Mae Willie Coleman; Son: James Lawrence Stevenson; Daughter: Cynthia Stevenson, and Grandson: Brandon Stevenson. She leaves to cherish her memories Sons: Ronald Stevenson of New Mexico, Craig Stevenson of Missouri, Walter Scott Stevenson of Tennessee; Daughters: Barbara Swift of Ohio, Patricia Mack , Carol Perry (Samuel) both of Indiana, Joyce Stevenson of Tennessee, and Brenda Jo Stevenson-Boley of Texas; Grandchildren: Lisa, James III, Kenya, Belinda, Chenear Rosetta, Joseph, Angela, Robert, Roderick, Dustin, Zachary, Samuel, Solomon, Craig Jr., and Rayna; 19 Great Grandchildren, Church members, as well a host of other relatives, and friends.
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