Rosalie E. Norwood

Born: Thu., Jul. 17, 1919
Died: Sat., Jul. 8, 2017

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            Rosalie “Ms. Alonzo T.” “Auntie,” E. Grant Norwood the daughter of the late James and Mary Middleton Grant, was born February 22, 1918 on Lady’s Island, South Carolina.

            “Ms. Alonzo T.” and “Auntie” as we all knew her, was formally educated in the local public schools of Beaufort County and New York City. After moving to Connecticut, she met and married Alonzo T. Norwood to this union one child was born Rosalie “Snookie” Gayle. She later moved to New York City where she worked at the New York Telephone Company for over 25 years.

            Upon her return home after retirement,  she became a faithful member of the Isrealite Baptist Church on Lady’s Island, SC where she sang in the Senior Choir and worked with the Host Committee until her health failed. Rosalie was a woman of leisure. She loved to travel and was always on the go.

            Some of her favorite songs were: “I’ll Fly Away,” “Amazing Grace” and “Precious Lord Take My Hand.” Many lives have been touched by this beautiful woman of God. Her vibrant personality, beautiful smile, generosity, stylish and dignified manner in which she presented herself will always be remembered.

            God in His infinite wisdom dispatched an angel on Saturday, July 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother.

            She leaves to cherish her memories: one daughter, Rosalie “Snookie” Gayle of Newark, New Jersey; nieces, Viola Rhodan, Lillian Grant, Rosalie Brisbane, Bettye Williams and Joyce Ladson, all of Beaufort, SC, Phyllis Simmons and Marquerite Bryant both of FL; and Adrene Smalls (deceased); nephews, Dannie Grant, Sammie Grant both of Beaufort, SC and James Grant of FL; along with a host of other relatives and friends.


Rosalie E. Norwood, 97, of Beaufort, SC died Saturday, July 8, 2017 at her residence in Beaufort, SC. Visitation was held from 5-7pm Friday, July 14, 2017 at Allen Funeral Home Chapel in Beaufort, SC. Funeral services was held 11am Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Israelite Baptist Church on Lady's Island, SC. Allen Funeral Home of Beaufort in charge. 

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   Posted Mon July 10, 2017
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Dear loved one. May the family of Ms. Norwood remember her long and full life with fondness and appreciation while opening your minds and hearts to receive the comfort and hope our Heavenly Father provides. (Acts 24:15; Ps. 37:29)

Treka Chaplin
   Posted Wed July 12, 2017
Nana you will truly be missed. I could never thank you enough for all of your love, compassion & advice. Rest on my dear.

Evelyn Richardson
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
It was an honor to have known this beautiful person. You will be sadly missed....
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   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
What a beautiful woman, Ms. Norwood was. Please allow me to offer my condolences to the, Norwood family, with these comforting words: "With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also, he says: “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” - Rev. 21:3-5. This is the hope of the resurrection. I am very sorry for your loss. May God's Word, the Bible comfort the, Norwood family and all those who loved her. Sincerely, Meryl, -

   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
My adopted Mom since early 1994. Always available to listen -- without any bias or criticism -- and most importantly to help with lessons learned. We had great conversations on all topics over the years. I will never forget the surprise "happy birthday" song in 2012. What a great example of how someone should live, love, and cherish God's grace. To Rosalie G and the rest of the family ... stay close; learn to love and laugh as Rosalie did; and, most importantly continue to treasure life, love family and appreciate God's blessings. We are in daily preparation for our ending walk. Let's remember the great example of how to do it and be ready. Toula and I remain very grateful for our visit with her in May 2017. I am glad that I spoke with her on July 7th. Godspeed from Greece.

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