On November 19, 2021 it was the will of God to call home Mother Rosie B. Spruell.
We are truly thankful for her life, the lessons and unconditional love from our Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, and Godmother. Rosie Spruell was truly a woman of God, who desired to please the Lord.
Rosie B. Hosey was the twin of Lillie B, born on March 22, 1934 to the late Jake and Nancy Hosey. She was the 10th of 15 children raised in Tula MS. Rosie attended Rosebank grade school until she graduated. Rosie accepted Christ into her life at an early age. She faithfully attended her mother’s Wednesday night prayer services. This was where she met her husband Willie Spruell. They began attending Sunday school services together often. Their courtship blossomed into marriage on December 25, 1949. Sadly, in October of 2020 Rosie would lose her husband, Willie Sr, after 71 year of marriage. To their union (2) children were born, Beatrice and Willie Jr.
Rosie and family relocated to Lockport, IL from Greenville, MS in 1962. Rosie worked at Western Electric Company, Farragut School and Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. Rosie suffered the loss of her son Willie Jr. in 1974. She and Willie Sr. took on the responsibility of raising their sons children, Willie III and Jacqueline. They also helped in raising her grandson Gary along with rearing many other nieces, nephews, and close family friends.
Rosie joined Prayer Tower COGIC under the leadership of the late Pastor Robert L. Doris, where she was the President of the adult choir and supervised kitchen duties. She later joined Holy Temple COGIC under the leadership of the late Pastor Autry Perry Sr. who said the Lord encouraged him that she should be the "Mother of the Church". Rosie discussed this with her husband Willie and he said "I don't see why you cannot be the Church Mother!" And she became the Church Mother of Holy Temple COGIC! The Lord allowed her to be a blessing and encourager to people all over. Mother Spruell played the drums for "The Ten Sister’s Revival" held annually from 1981-1991. She was also known for sewing, counseling others, cake making and her God-given remedy, which she called “Formula". Mother Spruell trusted God and believed in keeping her family together. She continued to faithfully serve as Church Mother under the leadership of Pastor Clyde B. Moore until her health began to decline
Mother Rosie Spruell was an Awesome Woman of God---she leaves her cherished treasured memories with twin sister Mother Lillie B. Williams of Leland Ms. and Missionary Doretha Gunn of Isola MS. Daughter Beatrice Spruell of Lockport IL. Grandchildren Gary T. Spruell of Lockport IL, Willie III (Wanda) Spruell of Chicago Heights IL, and Jacqueline (Marvin) Jenkins of Shorewood IL. Godson Philemon (Hanne) Amos of Fayetteville, GA. Special nieces Eula Foster, Geraldine Hosey, Dorothy Johnson and Bessie Bell. and special nephew Curtis Bell Sr. She also leaves a host of great and great great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.