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On May 22, 1918 Rosie Lee Pinson was born to the late Mr. Fletcher and Minnie Glass both proceeded her in death. Rosie Lee started her journey in life in the country parts of Newnan Georgia where she grew up. Born during the Great Depression she did not have much education. During this time of her life Rosie Lee cooked and cleaned houses, picked cotton and took care of children to make a living. If you ever had a dinner cooked by Rosie Lee, then you knew she was famous for her pound cakes, home-made ice cream and Ice-cold lemonade.
In 1937 she met and married Harry Pinson and to this union two children were born: Rose Emma and Larry Pinson Sr. Rosie Lee Pinson was affectionately known as Grandma, Aunty, Rose, Baby, Tee-Tee and Sweet Rose. She often told stories to her grandchildren of how she grew up in the south as earlier mentioned during the depression. As we can imagine that part of life no doubt was sometime hard and not so great. However, she developed a great love for love God. She excepted Christ as her personal savior at a very early age. She attended church every Sunday. In 1954, Harry and Rosie moved to Chicago, IL where their life’s journey continued. They joined and worshipped God together at the Holy Temple M.B. Church on the westside of Chicago. Harry Pinson often stated he asked God to Bless him with 100 years of Life however, if He don’t do it, I know He is able. Well Harry did not get his prayer answered. We believe that the Almighty God transferred that request granting it to Rosie Lee. She lived to be celebrated for 100 years! BUT GOD! He didn’t stop there. He showed His AMAZIN POWER and continued to breathe life on Rose for two more loving years. At the final age of 102, she was celebrated again with a parade moving down the streets of 115th and Hale by those that loved and cared for her from her home church Greater Pleasant Green M.B during this pandemic.
Whenever asked, how did you make it to be able to live so long? she would respond “NOTHING BUT THE GOOD LORD”. I don’t worry about nothing, I give it all to HIM, My God takes care of me!
Some of her famous sayings we will dearly miss hearing: If I tell you something you better put your foot on it! I can’t read but I can count! She would say her best secret was she drank a whole lot of ice cold water. Her favorite scripture Psalms 27.
Rosie Lee Pinson received her call to glory on February 24, 2021. She leaves to cherish her memory two children: 1 Daughter Rose Emma (William)deceased, 1 son Larry Pinson Sr. (Antoinette), 5 Grandsons: John (who proceeded her in death)(Felicia) Clint, Timothy, Carlton(Lisa), Lil Larry and Larry Pinson Jr. 2 Granddaughters: Michelle and Shanta, 3 Great-Granddaughters, Camilla (Sacramento, CA), Serina (Tennessee) Tamia (Chicago). 5 Great Grandsons: Shannon, Lil John, Jamari, Nicholas and Clint Jr. 2 Great-Great- Great Granddaughters: Kinzie, Carlie Rose. 3 Great-Great-Great Grandsons: Jeremiah, Jacob and Jaylen. A host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.
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