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Rosemary Gipson

June 15, 1955 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 66)


Rosemary Gipson was born June 15, 1955, to the late Hattie Mae Cook in Lafayette County, MS. She accepted Christ an early age and joined True Bibleway Church of Jesus Christ. She later moved her membership and joined Springfield Missionary Baptist Church, where she remained until her death.

Rosemary received her education from Lafayette County schools and graduated with the class of 1975. She was employed with Emerson Electric for some years and later began working for Star Cleaners and was there until her health failed.

On Friday, January 7, 2022, Rosemary passed away. She leaves to cherish her memories, four daughters, Josephine Townsend, Sharon (Charles) Brown, Angelia Gipson all of Oxford, MS, and Tywanda Gipson of Abbeville, MS; one son, Derrick Gipson of Abbeville, MS; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two god-sons, James Williams and McGary Logan; one god-daughter, Felicia Vaughn; one sister, Kaleista Gipson of Oxford, MS; one brother, Joe Cook of Abbeville, MS; a special aunt, Ms. Ida Lewis; two special friends, Fairesten Lipsey and Bessie Dunn; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Rosemary was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorraine Falkner and Lucy Mae Gipson; a son-in-law, Bobby Townsend; and grandparents, Willie and Banger Gipson.

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January 14, 2022

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
L. Hodges Funeral Service
38-F Hwy 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Celebration of Life
January 15, 2022

11:00 AM
Springfield Missionary Baptist Church
62 County Road 106
Abbeville, MS 38601

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January 15, 2022

Mount Vernon Cemetery
CR 201
Abbeville, MS 38601

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