On Monday, August 15, 2022, God called his daughter Rosie Mae Crews Johnson home.
She was born on April 26, 1939, to the late John D. Crews and the late Aretha B. Crews.
Rosie was educated at Pender County Training School located in Rocky Point, North Carolina. Later, she moved to Brooklyn, New York where she married and started a family with her teenage heart throb, Joseph Thomas Johnson, Sr. “Baby Ray”
Then, Rosie and her family moved to Philadelphia after her brother died in Vietnam. There she worked several years at Penn Central Bank before relocating back to her roots in North Carolina.
Rosie and her husband had a house built in Rocky Point, North Carolina, while working at her family business “Crews Rest Home”.
Rosie served diligently most of her life at Antioch Holiness Church where she loved singing in the choir, but her passion was being a door keeper (ushering.)
She then went on to obtain her CNA certification and began to work private duty.
Rosie was a real people person, she was a loving and caring soul, a great homemaker and an excellent cook. She also had the MIDAS touch when it came to the yard, especially with plants and flowers.
Rosie later on in life, joined Lighthouse Church in Rocky Point, North Carolina. She loved her new church home so much that she would invite as many people as possible. She loved the Lord with all her heart, soul, mind and strength. She will be greatly missed by all. In addition to her parents, Rosie was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Thomas Johnson, Sr. “Baby Ray”
Rosie leaves to cherish her precious memories: Three Daughters: Linda A. Crews, Aundra Johnson and Cartina Mashack (Michael), Two Sons: Donald Malloy and Joseph T. Johnson, Jr. Eleven Grandchildren: Armond Jolley, Phillip Johnson (Damaris), Maya Johnson, Teaira Coates (Kevin), Jaylin Mashack, Shekinah Mashack, Tabitha Miles, John D. Davis, Isaiah Crews; Bria Johnson and Cameron Johnson. Thirteen Great-Grandchildren: Arabia, Josh, Caleb, Josh Ryan, PJ, Joy, Jordan, Leilani, Santana, Jonu, Ashton, Ariah and Koda Lee.
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