Rose Marie Young was born May 28, 1958 to J.D. Young and Arstina Young in Joliet, Illinois. She departed this life on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois.
She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Lockport, Illinois.
Rose was a lifelong resident of Joliet, Illinois. She attended Joliet Public Schools. She graduated from Joliet Central High School Class of 1976. Rose never had children of her own but stood in the shoes of her sisters and nieces when she was needed. She always had encouraging words for her nieces and nephews. Rose was a very outspoken person. If you wanted to hear the truth about something, talk to Rose, whether you wanted to hear it or not.
Rose was a dedicated wife and worker. She was a Certified Nurse’s Assistant and worked for many years at Sunny Hill Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J.D. Young and Arstina Young Hicks; and a special niece, Bobbie K. Brown.
Rose leaves to cherish her memories; her husband, Roosevelt Jones, Jr.; four sisters, Florestine Plair of Cleveland, OH, Arlene Harris, Kathleen Young of Cleveland, OH and Denise Young of Joliet, IL; two brothers, Albert Gavin of Cleveland, OH and Kevin Young of Joliet, IL; step-children, Lawanda Jones, Arletha Jones, Roosevelt John (Tina) Jones, Tobin (Rachel) Jones and Nayocka Jones. She also leaves many nieces, nephews; great nieces and nephews that she also loved dearly; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
“Sisters, we can question God all we want, but He always has the last say so in every matter. We know you are in good hands until we meet again.”
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