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Retired 1SG Sgt. Solomon James Rose, Jr.

(February 24, 1944 – May 17, 2017)

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Viewing Location: Leevy's Funeral Home
Viewing Date and Time: Tuesday, 05/23/2017,3:00 p.m.
Funeral Location: Leevy's Funeral Home Chapel
Funeral Date and Time: Wednesday, 05/24/2017,11:00 a.m.
Interment Location: Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

Funeral services for (Ret.) 1st Sgt. Solomon James Rose, Jr. will be held Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Tuesday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Surviving are his wife, Alethea Armstrong Rose; sons, Maurice (Julie) Rose, Solomon (Paola) Rose III and Adrian (Audra) Armstrong; daughters, Marian (Stephen) Rhoads and LaFechia and Dimetrice Rose;; sisters, Erma Jean and Genevieve Rose; godson, Jamari Hammon; 14 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and a host other relatives and friends.

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Guest Book for Retired 1SG Sgt. Solomon James Rose, Jr.

Dear family, you are in my thoughts and prayers with deepest condolences on the loss of your dear James. May the promise given by our Creator, Jehovah God (Psalms 83:18), to restore life to loved ones on a beautiful and peaceful Earth (Psalms 37:11), bring you much comfort at this time. Sincerely, Amy Edwards Sincerely, Amy Edwards

Amy Edwards of Franklin, La.
Posted on: 2017-07-09 09:15:29

I just learned of the death of your dear husband. I am sorry for your lose and pray that the Lord will give you peace in the coming months ahead. I know the pain you must be feeling right now. He is with Jesus now so you can take solace in knowing that.

Mildred Krause of Columbia, SC
Posted on: 2017-07-04 03:40:53

To The Rose Family, I am very sorry to read of the death of your love One. Sadly death is a part of all our lives, no matter who we are all of mankind has felt the pain of death, Romans 5 : 12. However the Bible says, " that death will be swallowed up or eliminated forever, " Isaiah 25 : 8. Then life on a paradise Earth will become a reality, for all obedient mankind, Psalm 37 : 11, 29. For more comforting scriptures on the resurrection, please visit our website at www.jw.org.

M Jones of Louisiana
Posted on: 2017-06-20 14:45:18

Condolences to your family. May you receive comfort from the word of God during this time of loss. Acts 24:15 says there will be a resurrection of the righteous and unrighteous. Can you imagine the joy of Martha and Mary when Jesus raised Lazarus back to life?—Read John 11:21-24, 38-44. Revelation 21:3,4 promises that one day death, mourning, and outcry will be no more. To find out more regarding the hope for the dead visit JW.org and search "death".

Cheri Allen of MD
Posted on: 2017-05-23 22:03:21

my condolences to the family in the loss of your loved one. I hope you find comfort and strength in knowing that god makes no mistakes. James you have spread your wings here on earth and now it's time for you to take your rest. You will be truly missed. RIP

Sheila Orange of Columbia SC
Posted on: 2017-05-23 21:05:09

My heart is heavy and my spirit broken to know that my great beloved friend's body has departed us on this earth, however; that precious and gracious soul left that aching body once the last breath was taken and we know that God said it was time to return home His Beloved Son! Now we know he no longer aches in pain and sadness but is rejoicing in heaven with the Angels. You are truly missed and will always be remembered as "a great, wonderful, caring man" as well as a wonderful friend! RIP My Friend!

Mary "Poochie" Williams of Hopkins
Posted on: 2017-05-23 18:53:37

My condolences in the loss of your dear loved one. When our loved ones die it pains our hearts. Our loving God Jehovah is aware of this and he comforts us by means of his word the Bible. Psalm 68:20 says; The true God is for us a God who saves; And Jehovah the Sovereign Lord provides escape from death. Also 1 Peter 5:7 says : While you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. May these scriptures help you to cope during this sad time.

R. Sweatman of
Posted on: 2017-05-22 15:32:12

Dad was a good and loving person/father-in-law. Afterwards, in an otherwise hopeless situation, "Papa Rose" (as my sons called him), stepped in and did his best for my 2 sons -- his grandsons James Solomon Rose, IV and Jamar Manasseh Rose in ways I'm sure the guys will never forget. May the Peace and Comfort of Almighty God uphold the Rose family as you each mourn. I understand the tight hurt that grabs and holds on to hearts at the loss of one so dear.

Minister Margaretta Guinn-Rose of
Posted on: 2017-05-21 07:08:34


Ronald Rico Joseph of
Posted on: 2017-05-21 01:11:17

My main man, 1ST Rose. We trained soldiers and sometimes had fun, I truly loved this man and his wisdom will always remain in my heart, My 1ST !!!!! Colonel Ronald Rico Joseph, US ARMY ( RET )

Ronald Rico Joseph of Darlington, South Carolina 29532
Posted on: 2017-05-21 01:03:35

So sorry for your loss. Solomon and were classmates, we grew up in the same neighborhood in Sapulpa, OK.He was always a very nice person and very intelligent young man. May he Rest In Peace.

Etta Pruitt of Tulsa, OK.
Posted on: 2017-05-20 02:14:41

So sorry for your loss. Solomon and were classmates, we grew up in the same neighborhood in Sapulpa, OK.He was always a very nice person and very intelligent young man. May he Rest In Peace.

Etta of Tulsa, OK.
Posted on: 2017-05-20 02:12:00

I am so sorry for your loss. James was such a nice person. May he rest in peace.

Dee Spain of Hopkins S
Posted on: 2017-05-19 18:04:42

I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

M Jones of New Bern,NC
Posted on: 2017-05-19 18:01:13

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