OAK GROVE, LA - Rosa Lee Richey, 91, went to be with the Lord on February 28, 2010. She died at the West Carroll Care Center where she had been a resident for the past 11 years. She was born in Fair Oaks Springs, Mississippi but had resided in Oak Grove most of her life.
She will be remembered as a loving wife of 69 years to her deceased husband Harvey Richey.
Rosa was a homemaker, a loving mother and grandmother. She had been a member of the New Zion Baptist Church for many years, was a member of the Eastern Star, served as a volunteer for the West Carroll Hospital Auxillary, and had worked at Wells Lamont Glove Factory.
She is survived by six children; Duane Richey of Oak Grove, Harvey Richey and his wife Myrna of Oak Grove, Barbara Sawyer and her husband Tom of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Don Richey and his wife Nell of West Monroe, Louisiana, Ruth Morse and her husband Marvin of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lynn Herlevic and her husband Nic of Arlington, Texas.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Donna Serjeant and husband Alan, Melinda Tannehill and husband Joe, Dr. Stephen Richey and wife Heather, Richey Sawyer and wife Dina, Paul Sawyer and wife Lisa, Jeff Richey and wife Pam, Clay Richey and wife Nicole, Daren Richey and wife Lainie, Brent Morse and wife Rana, Marcie Morse and Justin Dailey, Brian Herlevic and wife Jennifer, Tim Herlevic and wife Shelli.
She is survived by her great grandchildren: Hannah, Jonathan, and Alaric Serjeant; Caroline, Claire, and Drake Tannehill; Evelyn, Madeline, and Vivian Richey; Gillian and Holden Sawyer; Thomas, Christian, and Robert Sawyer; Jordan and Brandon Richey; Alexis Davenport; Annalee Richey; Garrett and Rosalee Richey; Tyler and Clayton Morse, Matthew Mays; Kamryn and Crew Herlevic.
She is survived by a brother Albert Hemphill and his wife June of Bastrop, Louisiana; a sister Modine McGowan of Jackson, Mississippi.
Our loving Maw-Maw was a blessing, joy, and inspiration to all who knew her. She was a true and loving friend to many. Her selfless acts of kindness, her great love for family and the simple things of life, her sharp wit and sense of humor that made us laugh whenever we talked with her, and her deep, abiding faith in the Lord will be a light that shines in our hearts for years to come. We will miss her greatly but are comforted in knowing that she will live forever with our Heavenly Father.
Funeral services will be held at Cox Funeral Home Chapel in Oak Grove March 3, 2010 at 1 PM with Rev. Greg Dunn officiating.
Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are, Dr. Stephen Richey, Richey Sawyer, Paul Sawyer, Jeff Richey, Clay Richey, Daren Richey, Brent Morse, Brian Herlevic, and Tim Herlevic.
Honorary Pallbearers are, Alan Serjeant, Joe Tannehill, and Justin Dailey.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 between the hours of 5 to 8PM at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove.
The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the staff and friends at the West Carroll Care Center for their love and care for our mother. You were a family to her and she loved you all. We also thank Hospice Compassus for their care in her last days.