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Rosa Mae King

September 20, 2022

Obituary


Rosa Mae King, a devout Christian, dedicated servant, committed wife, loving mother, grand- mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Refer-enced as “Sister” by her siblings, and often referenced by many as “Ma Rose” or “Mama Rose” who was such a sweet lady whenever being graced in or by her presence. She loved her husband and children, dearly. Cooking, feeding, and serving others were her passion. Her character was a true reflection of her inner and outer beauty. She was loving, kind, kind-hearted, genuine, giving, forgiving, fair, funny, yet firm, strong, strong-willed, bold, and still beautiful.
Rosa Mae King, formerly Rosa Mae Jones, was born on February 22, 1951 in Perry County to the late J.C. Jones Sr. and Leah Bell Wright-Billingsley. She was the second oldest of twelve children. She accepted and confessed Christ at an early age and joined the Hopewell Baptist Church in Marion, AL. Later, she joined the Eagle Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Marion, Alabama where she attended and served faith-fully until her transition. She was a faithful steward over the Nutrition, Pastor’s Aide and Deaconess Ministries. She attended Westside High School and was a 1971 graduate. Rosa was united in marriage to Ray-field King, Sr., on October 22, 1971 and married for 51 years. She was employed in the Nutrition/Dietary Department at the Perry County Hos-pital for over 20 years and at Berean Baptist Head Start for over 18 years. She was one of the best cooks on this side of heaven and cooked with a smile on her face, joy in her heart, and with lots of love and pas-sion.
Preceding Rosa’s earthly transition were her parents J.C. Jones Sr. (Father), James Billingsley (Stepfather), and Leah Bell Wright-Billingsley (Mother); her brothers Arthur Lee Billingsley, Sr., Jerry Billingsley, and Frank Billingsley; her sister Julia Bell Jones-Williams; her dear friends whom she admired and loved dearly Nita Ford, Annie O’ Heard, and Sallie Johnson-Peterson.
Rosa is survived by a devoted family who loves and cherishes her, dear-ly, and who will always cherish her memories: husband: Rayfield King, Sr.; six children: Timothy Jones, Rayfield King Jr., Theresa D. King, Raymond L. King, Christopher D. King, and Michael A. King. Four brothers J.C. (Annie Ruth) Jones, David Billingsley of Marion, Alabama, Jesse James (Beverly) Billingsley of Birmingham, Alabama, and Larry (Deanna) Billingsley of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Three sisters Annie Pearl (Michael) Russell of Marion, Alabama, Mary Ann (S.M.) Hollis Jr. of Newbern, Alabama, and Carolyn (Bruce) Young of Atlanta, Georgia. Three sisters-in-law: Leola Billingsley, Annie M. King, and Annie L. Sanders. Ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two Godchildren, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Four special earthly guardian angels: Jerry Mayhand (Puncho), Nicole Mayhand, Jakavien Mayhand, and DeVon Mayhan

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Services

Visitation
Friday
September 30, 2022

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Melvin Miller Funeral Service
302 Pickens St
Marion, Alabama 36756

Celebration of Life
Saturday
October 1, 2022

11:00 AM
Eagle Grove Baptist Church
Highway 38
Marion, AL 36756

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