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After a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure, Rosemary Robertson transitioned from earth to glory in her sleep at East Jefferson Hospital on June 24, 2020. She was 83 years old. God saw fit to bless the union of the late Clarence and Leola Thomas with their first child, a beautiful baby girl, "Rosemary", on April 6, 1937.

The love of her life, Walter Robertson Sr., spotted Rosemary at a funeral, and knew she was the one. On December 25, 1954, they were united in holy matrimony and remained as one for 55 years strong. Rosemary lived with a broken heart for 11 years after the passing of her husband. She was grateful to have her children and grandchildren to help her through her season as a widow.

Rosemary was an authentic wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt, sister, co-worker and friend. Her expressions were clear in every individual relationship. Rosemary did not let you wonder or guess how she felt, let's just say. you knew. Rosemary love language went beyond audible. She mostly expressed her love through sacrificial giving. Rosemary received numerous awards from the Department of Veterans Affairs and retired after 34 years of dedicated service to the Government of the United States of America.

She and her first born, Janice Glover, was baptized together on July 29, 1971 by the late Rev. Dr. Freddie H. Dunn Sr. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Rosemary was a faithful member of the mother board and it was evident how much she loved the Lord. She never missed a revival, even if she had to walk miles to get there each night. She had this saying, "if you are not living for or love my Jesus.. get on away from me!" She was a true worshipper and servant of the living God who lived by Luke 9:26; If anyone is ashamed of me and my message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels. When she went into a shout or a dance, sometimes it took Brother Robertson plus two to keep her from going under the pew!

At 7:01am on June 24, 2020, a heavenly host of angels gave Rosemary a royal welcome as she entered her heavenly home in the presence of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Thomas Sr. and Leola Thomas, her brothers, Edward Thomas, Joseph Thomas and Lionel Thomas, her devoted husband, Walter Robertson Sr., and daughter, Wanda Jean Robertson Anderson. She leaves a legacy of love and memories to her two daughters, Janice Glover (Henry) and Veronica Bush (both of Houston, TX), four sons, Walter Robertson Jr., Rickey Robertson Sr. (Cynthia), Donald Robertson Sr., and Vincent Robertson (Houston, TX), one step daughter, Patricia Edwards (Henry), three sisters, Ethel Thomas, Linda Coleman (Ernest) and Dorothy Thomas, two brothers, Clarence Thomas Jr. (Oralee) and Michael Thomas, 13 grandchil¬dren, 20 great-grandchildren and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

A few weeks before Rose folded up her tent, she was unable to walk, speak, and her memory began to fade away. To all those who loved her rest assure, Rosemary Thomas Robertson got a new walk, a new talk, a new look, a new name, a new heart, and a new mind. Thank God she's moved out and is now living a brand-new life. Due to COVID-19, please follow social distancing guidelines and a mask is required to attend service. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at New Hope Baptist Church, 1807 Reverend John Raphael Jr. Way, New Orleans, LA 70113 at 10:00am. Visitation will begin at 9:00am. Interment: Providence Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. New Orleans, LA 70125. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guestbook.