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Mrs. Rose L. Mottley

August 10, 1934 ~ November 12, 2021 (age 87)


Rosie L. Mottley was born on August 10, 1934 in Como, Mississippi to Willie 'and Clara Mae Wright. Rose, as she was more commonly known, grew up to be a loving and kindhearted woman. Nothing would stop her from showing generosity. She would give you the blouse off her back if she could.

Rose eventually moved to Evanston, Illinois and married Thomas Mottley. This union produced one son, Rufus C. Mottley. Rose worked hard to support her family by taking various jobs, working as a housekeeper and later at the hospital.

A pivotal moment in Rose's life came in the early 1970's, when she took advantage of literacy classes held at the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses to satisfy her desire for spiritual education. Through her eager determination to learn, she came to know and love her Creator, Jehovah God. This led to the most important decision Rose would ever make; to dedicate her life to serve Jehovah and be baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Rose loved to talk about Jehovah, taking every opportunity to express her faith to family and friends. No matter life's challengers,
Rose found a way to be encouraging and positive. She only had good things to say about other people. Rose's family members
fondly recall how she would check in on them even into their adult years, making sure they got home safely and had what they needed.

Rose passed away in death on November 12, 2021. Her gentle and kind nature will truly be missed.

Rose is preceded in death by her husband Thomas C. Mottley; parents Willie B. and Clara Mae Wright; siblings, Julie Mae, Sam, Stanley, Joe, Jack, and Jimmy; and grandson, Andre.

She leaves to cherish her memory her only son Rufus Mottley, two sisters, Gloria Doby and Carrie McBride; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins/ and many close friends, please keep the family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette

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