Thursday, September 15, 2011
Mrs. Rosa Taylor Patterson
Passed away on September 12, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
11:00 a.m. EST
3000 Martin Luther King
Jr Drive S.W.
Atlanta, Ga 30311
Her Life and Ministry
Rose Ella Boone was born on October 23, 1926,
in Clinton, North Carolina, to Ellie James Boone
and Hattie Faison Boone. She was preceded by
Ender Boone Allen, McKinley Boone, Fannie Herring,
Laurence Simmons, Hattie Jr. Boone,
Ellie Jr. Boone, and Alwood Boone.
On November 2, 1961, she married James P. Taylor, Jr.,
and they lived in Germany where he served in the U.S. Army.
He died in 1976. She was the mother of five sons:
James H. Berry, the late Ruskin Ray, Bishop W. Wellington Boone,
Curtis M. Taylor and the late Ronnie K. Taylor.
She is also survived by her brother, Robert C. Boone,
her sister, Gloria McNeill, 24 grandchildren,
27 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild,
and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Although her paternal grandfather, Calvin Boone,
and several of her aunts and uncles had been born into slavery,
family members became entrepreneurs and ministers and lived long,
full lives. Her father, Ellie Boone, was self-employed all his life
and well respected in the community by people of all races.
He operated several service businesses.
Rose, affectionately known as Sis or Momma Rose,
dropped out of school in the eighth grade to help work in the fields.
However, she was determined to receive her education so she went back for her GED. She later went on to Lenoir Community College, majoring in Cosmetology.
After receiving her license she opened her own beauty salon which was successful for more than 20 years. Bishop Boone has often related the dramatic story
of his rough inner-city upbringing in Newark, New Jersey,
and Baltimore, Maryland. In the 1950s,
his mother nearly died from a heart condition
until her family came after her and made the long drive with
Rose and her young son to her father Ellie Boone's home in Clinton,
North Carolina. Pastor Louise Tillery came to the house and prayed
for her until she was saved, healed, and baptized in the Holy Ghost
with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Young "Butch"
was peeking through a keyhole when he saw his mother leap up
and begin to shout, "Thank you, Jesus! Thank you, Jesus!"
From that point on she was a prayer warrior.
In later years whenever Bishop Boone traveled he always asked her
to pray for him. She was a spiritual mother in the church
and was called on many times to pray for the sick to receive their healing.
She would also visit hospitals, witnessing and praying for the patients.
On May 13, 1990, at the age of 64, she married Worth Patterson,
Jr., and they lived in Kinston, North Carolina, until he died in 2001.
In 2008 she moved from Goldsboro, North Carolina,
to the Atlanta area to be near her son Bishop Wellington Boone
and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She became a much loved member of The Father's House in Norcross, Georgia.
Mrs. Patterson remains
will be ship to:
Brock Memorial and
Worley Funeral Home
639 Lisbon Street
Clinton, NC 28328
For more information on
time and Date of interment
contact the recieving
funeral home at:
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