Gladys C. Rozer

Published 7:18 pm Saturday, January 15, 2011

By Staff
Mrs. Gladys Collins Rozer, 91, of 113 W. 7th St., Washington, N.C., died Jan. 9, 2011. A funeral service will be held 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 Marnie 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 school of Washington, N.C. She was a long-standing member of the Beebe Memorial CME Church. She was married to the late John Rozer.
“Miss Gladys,” as she was affectionately known, was hard-working, loyal and dedicated lady. She served the Singleton and Rodman families, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Peele, and she proudly nurtured the children at First Presbyterian Church’s nursery.
Gladys was a strong, determined, energetic, outspoken and spunky lady. Her characteristics were creative. You would see this in her stylish dressing, well-appointed home and in her delicious cooked 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, Paul Rozer; three grandchildren, Mason “Alex” Brown. Lauryn Brown and Phillip Matthew Brown; her children in Christ; the Singleton family and Ellen Hathaway (Curtis) and her children; four sisters, Marietta C. Smith, Bernice Collins, Martha C. Anderson (Walter) and Alice C. William; a brother, James Collins (Beverly); a devoted nephew, Hughie “Eddie” Wilder III; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Mr. and Mrs. Gray Riddick, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Brothers and Deana Patterson.
The family will receive friends at the home. A public viewing at the funeral home will be held from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. today.
Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, N.C.
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