The Reverend Rosie Marie Parker Austin, 69, a resident and native of Verdunville, LA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 29, 2020 at 12:05 P. M. at Franklin Foundation Hospital.
A drive through viewing (REMAINING IN THE CAR WITH NO STOPPING) will be held on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Jones Funeral Home 1101 Main Street Franklin, LA from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. A graveside services will be held on Saturday August 8, 2020 at 10:00 A. M. in the Nazarene Baptist Church Cemetery in Verdunville, LA. (All well wishers are asked to adhere to the CDC/local regulations by wearing masks and practicing social distancing). Services will be accessible by viewing the Jones Funeral Home, Inc. Facebook Page at the time of services.
Reverend Rosie leaves in God’s care to cherish her memories and continue her legacy: her devoted husband, Archbishop Gilbert Austin, Sr.; four sons, Gilbert Austin, Jr. (Karen), Shawn Austin (Laura), Damier Austin, Sr. (TeKesha), and Tyland Nerve, Sr.; four daughters, LaTravia A. (Wilfred), LaDelphia Austin, LaAlphanea A. Biyibi (Thomas) and Mary Ann Nerve Kemp (Beverly); spiritual children, Elder Darren and Serita Walker; god-children, Walter Stansbury, Jr., Mattie Nerve and Lorraine Boyd; one sister, Mary Louise Parker Stansbury (Walter); three brothers, Adolph Parker, Sr. (Caroline), Timothy Parker (Annie) and Charles Daniel Parker; thirty-one grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Reverend Austin was preceded in death by: her parents, John and Tempie Parker; two brothers Steven and John Parker, Jr.; one sister Mary Ethel Parker Fine and Evelyn Gabriel Esparza and Bishop Marjorie Williams Davis.
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