Sister Rose Marie Leevy, 75 was born September 9, 1947, in Richland County, in Columbia, SC, She was the beloved daughter of the late Elder Talmo Leevy Sr. and Mother Mamie Lou Jackson Leevy. Rose Marie transitioned to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at Prisma Richland Hospital, in Columbia, South Carolina
Rose Marie attended C.A. Johnson High School and graduated in 1965. She continued her education at Palmer College in Continuing Education. She started her employment at LaBelle Cleaners and was later employed at the South Carolina State Hospital as a Mental Health Specialist. Rose Marie enjoyed working with people and singing during her happy life here on earth. She retained her faith in Jesus through her life and often encouraged others to keep the faith and trust in Our Messiah.
Sister Rose Marie Leevy started attending church as a child with her parents, at First Nazareth Baptist Church. Her memberships as an adult included Jones Tabernacle Fire Baptized Church Denomination, and Faith Tabernacle Deliverance Temple in Orangeburg. Later she transferred her membership to Bethlehem Baptist Church on Eastman Street in Columbia South Carolina. Sister Rose Levy was instrumental in teaching her sisters, Irene, Gladiola, and Mildred how to sing. She joined the Gospel Music Worship of America and participated in many of the recordings until the passing of the great Reverend James Cleveland. Sister Rose Marie would often sing Reverend James Cleveland's songs which brought joy and hope to her and to others who heard her sing. She will be remembered for always telling others, that she “loves everybody”.
We, the family members, and other friends will cherish the memories our Sister Rose Marie Leevy has left with us. She often read and believed in God's Holy Word. Rose Marie left us a scripture that was inscribed on her wallet from Romans 8:28 and it states: “All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Sister Rose Marie Leevy inspired everyone she met to love each other. She will be missed.
In addition to her parents, Rose Marie was also preceded in death by her brother, Talmo Leevy, Jr., and sister, Irene Leevy.
Those who will forever cherish fond and precious memories of Rose Marie Leevy are her loving sisters, Mildred Leevy, Gladiola (Elder Arnold) Holmes, both of Round O, South Carolina; nephews, Mark Anthony of Columbia South Carolina; and Frankie Lee Miller of Detroit, Michigan; and a host of other relatives and dear friends, all of whom join the family in sharing the grief caused by her departure but rejoice that she’s now resting with the Lord.