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Rosa Bell Burrell

January 20, 1947 ~ July 14, 2017 (age 70)

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Funeral Service
July 22, 2017

3:00 PM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

July 24, 2017

10:00 AM
Fort Jackson National Cemetery
4170 Percival Road
Columbia, SC 29229

Mrs. Rosa B. Ellison Burrell was the daughter of the late Sam Ellison and Sallie Bell (Willie Sr.) Watts. She was born January 20, 1947 in Columbia, South Carolina. She departed this life on July 14, 2017 at PruittHealth of Columbia.

She was educated in Richland County public schools. Rosa was employed with White Oak Manor for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Burrell; her sisters, Betty Jean Ellison and Josephine Gilyard, and brothers, Eddie James Brown and Joe Louis Ellison.

Rosa leaves precious memories to: her son, Anthony (Leasha) Ellison, and daughter, Cindy (Eddie) Martin; her stepchildren, Andrew Burrell, Jr. of Austin, Texas and Dannie Burrell of Columbia, South Carolina; her sisters: Ruby-Mae Fanning-Mills, Barbara Smith, Nannie Smith, Katherine Robinson, Debora Livingston, Sallie Ann Hopkins and Deidre Goins, all of Columbia, South Carolina; her and brothers, Willie T. Watts, Jr. and Rudolph Watts of Columbia, South Carolina. She also leaves to mourn her passing: four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law: John Livingston, James Smith and James Robinson; sisters-in-law: Vernetta and Jaton Watts of Columbia, South Carolina and Evelyn Ellison of Elgin, South Carolina; her aunt, David Simpson of Ridgeway, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.

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