Gladys Collins Rozer

Published 7:10 pm Friday, January 14, 2011

By Staff
Gladys Collins Rozer, 91, of 113 W. 7th St., Washington, N.C., died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church. Pastors Darryl Evans and Lee Kinney will officiate. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Mrs. Rozer was the daughter of the late Tom and Mamie Collins. She was born on Sept. 1, 1919. She peacefully passed after a courageous battle with Renal Failure.
She was truly a God-fearing woman who was steadfast in her beliefs.
Gladys attended the public schools of the former City of Washington. She was a long-standing member of the Beebe Memorial CME Church. She was married to the late John Roger.
“Miss Gladys,” as she was affectionately known, was a hard-working, loyal and dedicated lady. She served the Singleton, Rodman and Peele families and she proudly nurtured the children at the First Presbyterian Church’s Nursery.
Gladys was a strong, determined, energetic, outspoken and spunky lady who’s characteristics were creative. You would see this in her stylish dressing, well-appointed home and in her delicious cooking and served meals.
She never really met a stranger and the most gratifying of all her traits was her God-given ability to be a mother to a “village of children.”
She is survived by her daughter Paula Rozer, three grandchildren, and Ellen Hathaway (Curtis,) her children in Christ, four sisters, Marietta C. Smith, Bernice Collins, Martha C. Anderson (Walter) and Alice Collins Williams; a brother James Collins (Beverly.) Devoted nephew, Hughie “Eddie” Wilder 111. The Singleton family grandchildren, Mason “Alex” Brown, Lauryn Brown and Phillip Matthew Brown. Several nieces, nephews along with special friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Gray Riddick, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Brothers.
The family will receive friends at the home. Public viewing at the funeral home will be Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Arrangements by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, N.C.
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