On May 31, 1931 in Americus, Georgia, a beautiful baby girl was born to the late Wiley and Odie Rean Nelson and they named her Rosa Bell.
Rosa was united in holy matrimony to the late Ossie Lee Battle, Sr. and to this union four children were born. She worked various jobs prior to employment at the former Glades General Hospital, where she retired in 1992 after 27 years of service.
She accepted Christ in her life as her Lord and Savior at an early age. Under the leadership of the late Rev. O.D. Williams, she joined New Bethel Baptist Church in 1959 where she remained an active member until 2008 under the leadership of Rev. R.F. Hairston, III. She became a resident of Palm Beach Garden Nursing Facility where she was Worship Leader and Prayer Warrior.
On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, God dispatched His Angels to Palm Beach Garden Nursing Facility in West Palm Beach to summon His daughter to her Heavenly Home.
She was preceded in death by one brother - Joe Nelson; son - Ossie Lee Battle, Jr. (Pee Wee); three grandchildren - Malcolm, Nakia and Cornielous.
She leaves to cherish loving memories: Children: Jennial Davis, Bonita Martin (James), Wiley Joe Battle, Sr., Rosa Wilkerson
Grandchildren: Sonya Battle, Yolanda Battle, Trumaine Battle (Renvye), Samantha Wilkerson, Ophilia Wilkerson, Wiley Battle II, Dondia Wilkerson, Ossie Lee Battle III, Raykia Seymore and Herman Battle
Great Grandchildren: Shaquille, Christopher, Jamie, Mo'neake, Keith, Ariyon, Michael, Taleah, Trumaine II, Taraji and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
Siblings: Fannie Clark, Virginia King (Willie), Judith Wilkerson (Henry), Juilette Edmond, Wallace Leon Jackson
Aunts: Carrie Bell Evans, Gertrude Nelson
Special Frien: Eric Cameron
Viewing: Wed. 10/16 from 5-7pm @ Butts Memorial Chapel Funeral Service: Thursday 10/17 @ 12 noon @ New Bethel Baptist Church Belle Glade. Rev. Robert Harriston-Pastor.