YOUNGSTOWN On Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, Rose Marie Echols, exchanged this life for eternal rest after a lengthy illness. She was surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on May 9, 1941, to the late John and Mattie Murray in Youngstown, and was lovingly raised in the home with seven children.
She married the late Frankie Echols Sr. on May 16, 1963.
As the matriarch of the family, she worked several jobs. She was employed at South Side Hospital, the Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries. She was also a foster mother for the State of Ohio.
Rose had previously been a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church, Tabernacle Baptist Church, and presently a member of the Christian Revival and Discipleship Center.
Mrs. Echols will be remembered for opening her home to many. She has shown to those whose lives she touched the love that one person can give to so many. Roses greatest memory of sharing will be her soul food Sundays, held at her home yearly.
Rose cherished her grandchildren. She reared many of them. Her legacy for each was to serve the Lord and to acknowledge the power of education.
She leaves to mourn a loving family, son, Johnny Murray Echols (Kathy Boykins); daughters, Tracy and Katina Echols; brother, James June Frazier; her extended family of brothers and sisters, Hughes Campbell (Katie) of Chicago, John Campbell of Youngstown and Dr. Mary Miller of Gary, Ind.; her devoted and loving companion, Samuel Jennings; daughter-in-law, Louise Echols of Youngstown; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She reared extended family, namely, Carolyn Taltoan, Rodrick Taltoan, Tyesha Taltoan and Harold Brooks.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; children, Frankie Echols Jr. and Reemer Echols; sister, Elizabeth Rivers; brothers, Thomas and James Pewee Murray; grandchildren, Michael Echols, Dominique Daniels Lynch and Lashana Echols; and a great-granddaughter, Marshaya Echols.
Friends may call Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden. Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m.
“MRS ROSE still hearing that you are gone seem like a dream SO many miles away to say GOODBYE one last time . I miss you dearly my heart aches to know that I cant see your smiling face again you was the backbone of keeping me and my family together I love you ”
» Carolyn L Taltoan on September 23, 2010
“My prayer are wit your family”
» Lakeshia boykin on September 23, 2010
“Aunt Rose you will surely be missed and God has an Angel beside him ”
» Lynn Hurst Fryson on September 23, 2010
“May God Bless the entire Echols family during this sad time. Aunt Rose was a jewel who was adored by many people especially by my mother, the late Evelyn Frazier. Aunt Rose helped take care of Evelyn when she first came home from the hospital. Aunt Rose is in heaven reuniting with all of her loved ones, no more pain and suffering. ”
» Robinette Winlock on September 23, 2010
Love you all
“To my Family, May the Lord give you peace with in and knowing that Aunt Rose is doing well and enjoying her God given Family in Heaven, I pray for strength for each and everyone of you. know that i love you all so much. Be each others strength but most of be there for each other in these God given times. love Tammy D”
» Tammy Dukes on September 24, 2010
“May God Keep and Continue to Bless the Echols Family. Rosie will be sadly missed. Much Love to You Katie, Hughes, Mary and Kurt. Love Necie Neal Davis from Chicago”
» Necie Neal Davis on September 24, 2010
“to all the family im here 2 give my prayers, to the echols family ,this side dont know me but mom rose, reemer and skeeter,shelly did ,and this was a bless ing 2 b around the echols family back then...may god be with yall!!!!”
» arvonia [vonie] batson on September 26, 2010
“GOD KNOWS BEST: SOMETIMES GOD,WHO KNOWETH BEST, SEND US SORROW AS A TEST.SOMETIMES HE DOTH WOUND THE HEART,GREATER SWEETNES TO IMPART. SO WE LEAVE IN HIS DEAR HAND,ALL WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND.WHILE OUR GOD WIYH HEART OF LOVE,LEADS HIS OWN TO HEIGHTS ABOVE. LOVE ALWAYS THE DIXSON FAMILY AND THE RICHARDSON FAMILY”
» BRENDA DIXSON(RICHARDSON) on October 8, 2010