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Rossie J. King

August 15, 1938 ~ November 23, 2021 (age 83)

Obituary

Rossie Jean King gracefully completed her earthly assignment on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at home in Joliet with her family by her side. 


Rossie was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She loved nature, animals, music, cooking, playing chess, and watching Jeopardy.  Rossie was a fashionista, and her conversation was not complete until she made whomever she was conversing with laugh.      Rossie was a true southern belle - quiet, loving, and firm, but most of all, she was resilient and will be deeply missed by all of her family, friends, and previous co-workers.

Rossie leaves to cherish her memory: four daughters, Michelle Atkinson of Joliet, IL, Dr. Tonya (Gary) Davis of Winterville, NC, Anntonette (Bruce) Smith of Joliet, IL, and Francesca "Frankie" King of Joliet, IL: eight grandchildren, Bria Parker, Kiarra Hines, Tiarra Hines, Tre Hosey, Camille Parker, Galen Davis, Leland Parker, and Tianna Davis: two great-grandchildren: Brielle Parker and Harmoni Hosey: four close friends, Janie Ballard, Alice Lee, Brenda Watts, and Sarah Brass-King.  

Rossie is preceded in death by her father: Arthur Newkirk, mother: Marzella Newkirk, and son-in-law: David Atkinson.

The family will receive relatives and friends for a memorial visitation on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 3:00 -4:00 p.m.  A public talk will be given from 4:00 -4:30 p.m. from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. family and friends will have the opportunity & are encouraged to share remembrance tributes of Rossie.   

To send flowers to Rossie's family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Memorial Visitation
Wednesday
December 15, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life
1211 Plainfield Road
Joliet, IL 60435
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Talks
Wednesday
December 15, 2021

4:00 PM
Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life
1211 Plainfield Road
Joliet, IL 60435
Guaranteed delivery before the Talks begins

This event will be live-streamed


Words of Remembrance
Wednesday
December 15, 2021

4:30 PM
Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life
1211 Plainfield Road
Joliet, IL 60435

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