Celebrating the life of ROSE LEE RYAN HEMPHILL
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Rose Lee Ryan Hemphill
The voice of midnight came
She started up to hear
A mortal arrow pierced her frame
She fell but felt no pain
The pains of death are past
Labor and sorrow cease
And life’s long ware fare
Closed at last
Her soul found peace
Sister Rose Lee Ryans Hemphill was born November 26, 1916 to late Greenberry and the late Roxie Matt Ryans in the Lake Logan Community of Greensville, FL.
She grew up in the Greensville Community, was converted at an early age and joined Young Reaper Missionary Baptist Church. Her formal education was limited due to the times in which she grew up. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Lucious Hemphill. She later moved to Brooksville, FL, where she worked as a housekeeper, and as an employer of the Cottage Dinette, prominent restaurant in the city of Brooksville. She was a faithful and devoted member of Bethlehem Progressive Baptist Church.
She leaves to mourn her passing, a devoted brother Prince Ryans of Greensville, FL; two adoring sisters, Sadic McCray and Pattie Moore both of Greensville, FL; she is also survived by nieces, Mrs. Virginia Simpson, Mrs. Martha Dardy, Mrs. Janie Lee (William) Jackson, Ms. Marie Simmons; one nephew, Mr. James Simmons, and a host of cousins and friends.
Services: Saturday, January 8, 2011 ~ 11:00 A.M. ~ Bethlehem Progressive Baptist Church ~ 661 South Brooksville Avenue ~ Brooksville, FL 34601 ~ Rev. C. A. Hubbert, Officiating
Interment: Brooksville Cemetery ~ Brooksville, FL