God blessed Rosetta Hooker with threescore years and twelve and I will be forever grateful that God showed her grace and mercy and allowed her to live those years.

Mom was a strong, kind and generous person. She went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Her strenght shone through her short but courageous battle with cancer. Through good days and bad whilst being treated she remained strong and never wanted attention focused on her disease. She urged us to continue on with our lives, being more concerned with how we were doing and encouraged us to be loving to each other.

Rosetta Hooker wasborn on July 13, 1944 in Aushtembeddie, Jamaica, West Indies to Mr. Dilon Augustus Hooker and Jospehine Amanda Hooker (Jesse). She emigrated to the United States in 1969. She pursued a career in the health care industry. Her health care career started at the Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence as a care giver. She was very passionate and treated all her patients with compassion, kindness and respect. She loved her profession and did it well, with honesty and integrity. She believed in working hard and eventually ended up working two full time jobs for many years.

One of our mother’s greatest concern , was keeping her children safe and making sure that we received a quality education. She was very proud of our accomplishments.

She loved God, and on December 17, 2000 she dedicated her life to Him. Devotion with Him became part of her daily routine. He was at the forefront of her life. Even through her sickness, she never once questioned God. She accepted the challenge she was given and fought gallantly; in the end, she held on to God’s hand as He led her gently home. She was a devoted mother, a doting grandmother and great-grandmother, a caring sister, a loving aunt, a wonderful friend, a great co-worker and church sister. Her life says it all; she lived; she loved; and now she is lifted. All the pain and grief is over. All the restless tossing passed. Her soul is at rest. To God be the glory.

Rosetta leaves to cherish her memories, sons, Neville and Christopher; daughter, Michelle; daughter-in-law, Angelique; grandchildren, Ayeisha, Cierra, Diandra, Cydney, Arianna and Gisele. She leaves great-grand-children, Michaela, Taylor, Canaan, Denim and Mercy. She is survived by sisters, Rosa, Nurie and Fefeta; and lots of nephews, nieces, cousins, and a host of good friends and church family.

To God be the glory!

 

 

 

 

To God be the glory!