Obsequies for Mrs. Rosa Lee Grier Vinson, Thursday, July 7, 1983, 5:00 P.M., St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Macon, Georgia, Rev. T. Nathaniel Hercules, Officiating, Interment, Woodlawn Memorial Park


Lawrence Card Walter Lamar Willis Fitzhugh

Charlie Hoskins Willie Middlebrooks
Andrew Turk

Her Favorite Poem and Life Motto
A Psalm of Life by
Henry W. Lo,ngfellow
Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Dife is but an empty dream! For fh(J soul i.s dead that slumbers And thing.c; are not what they seem.
Life is real! L ife is earnest! And the gral'e is not it.c; goal! Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Wa s not .c;poken of the .c;oul.
Art is long, and Time isjl.eeting, And ou1 heartH, though l'llout a,nd bra/Je Still, like nwfjl.ed drums, are beating Funeral marches to the g'rave.
In the uorld's broad field of battle In the bivonac of L ife Be not like dutnb, dril'en cattle! Be a hero in the strife!
Not enjoyment, and not sorrow Is owr destined end or way But to act. that each to-morrow Find us farther than today.
Lives of great men all around u.s We can make our lives sublime, And, depa'rting, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time.
Trust no Future, howe 'er pleasant! Let the dead Past bury its dead! A ct, act in the living Present! Heart within, and God o'erhead!
Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again.
Let us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate, Still achieving, still pursuing Learn to labor and to wait.

Thursday, July 7, 1983 5:00P.M.
St. Paul A.M.E. Church Macon, Georg ia
Rev. T. Nathaniel Hercules, Officiating Interment
Woodlawn Memorial Park

The Obituary
Mrs. Rosa L. Vinson
Rosa L. Vinson was one of nine children born to the union of Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Alex Grier of Macon, Georgia.
She was a graduate of the Ballard Normal School; attended Tuskegee Institute and Fort Valley State College, where she received her B.S. Degree.
At an early age .~he joined the St. Paul A.M. E. Church and served as Secretary and pianist of the Sunday School for many years. Later she was appointed as Sunday School Teacher. She was a member of the senior choir, president of the Friendship Club and a Trustee. She 'Was a faithful and active member of these organizations until her health failed.
Rosa L. Grier and Oscar L. Vinson were united in Holy Matrimony, May 23, 1923. To this union five children were born, Julius C., Oscar L. , and J. Matthew, all of Macon, Griernette Roger of Passiac, N.J. and Freddie L. of Detroit, Michigan.
Rosa se'rved as a schoolteacher in the Bibb and Jones County Public Schools for more than thirty-five (35) years.
She was a member of the Order of Easter Stars and many Civic and Social organizations.
Her services went beyond her immediate Church and Community.
Mrs. Vinson led a full and useful life. She departed this earth, July 4, 1983.
She leaves to mourn, four sons, Julius C., Oscar L., J. Matthew all of Macon, and Freddie L. of Detroit, Michigan; one daughter, Griernette Roger of Passiac, N.J.; two sisters, Estella.Butler and Roxie Epps, both of Macon; two brothers, Samuel A lex Grier ofAtlanta and Freddie L. Grier of Macon; twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Processional Selection . . . "When Peace Like A River" . . . . . . . . . Choir Invocation . .. ..... . ... .......... Rev. Reginald Shipley Scripture ... "Old Testament" . . . . . . . Rev. W.P. Carter Medley of Favorite Hymns . . . . . . Dr. Hampton Barker
Scripture ... "New Testament" ... Rev. Leonard Searcy Solo ... "Life Railway to Heaven" ... Mrs. Alice Lamar Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Charlie Powell
Mrs. Mary Fitzhugh Solo ... "The End of A Perfect Day'' Mr. Henry Collins Eulogy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. T. Nathaniel Hercules Processional ............................. Going Home Interment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Woodlawn Memorial Park
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The Family of Mrs. Rosa L. Vinson wish to express their sincere appreciation for all acts of kindness during their time of bereavement. May God bless and keep each of you.
"A Randall Memorial Service"