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Rose Virginia Hall

October 28, 1942 ~ April 10, 2022 (age 79)

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Angels are sent to earth by God above. Earth needed a beautiful, caring individual, so God lent Rose Virginia (AKA “Gin”) to this world on October 28, 1942, to the union of James and Naomi (Willcox) Sanders in Jacksonville, Telfair County, GA. She was the youngest child of two children. She had an older sister, Claretha Sanders (Felder). The family moved to Brunswick, GA, when Rose Virginia was four years old.

Rose Virginia attended Glynn County school system and received her education from Risley Elementary School and Risley High School. While she attended school, she formed lasting friendships. Some of her lifelong friends were Grace Smith (Lee), Dorothy Turner (Bryant), and Leola Philson (Holton). They became known as the “Four Musketeers.” She graduated from Risley High School in 1960. Her class was known for breaking down barriers and advocating for what they believed in for justice and equality. Later, Rose Virginia attended Oakwood College in Huntsville, AL, for a semester before she decided to relocate to New York to work for a few years. She later continued her education from the Brunswick Vocational School of Practical Nursing to achieve her Licensed of Practical Nursing degree in 1974.

Rose Virginia was employed with Glynn Memorial Hospital (now Southeast Georgia Health System) after she became a Licensed Practical Nurse. Later, she worked for Sears Nursing Home for over 25 years. After this tenure, she worked with Hospice of the Golden Isles before retiring as a nurse. Even after she retired, she continued to work in the Home Health and caregiving profession. Rose Virginia loved helping others recover to a healthier state of life. She possessed a natural gift of caregiving and assisting anyone in need. Rose Virginia accepted Christ as her Savior at the tender age of five years old. The family attended Zion Baptist Church. Later, the family moved their church membership to Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church. The family loved the church and attended several social events surrounding the church. Rose Virginia was a very spiritual person and during challenging times, she turned to the Bible for peace and guidance. The book of Psalms was her favorite book in the Bible.

Rose Virginia Sanders was united in holy matrimony with Richard Jimmie Smith in 1963 in New York City, NY. The union was blessed with two children, Richard Stanley Smith (1963) and
Caryn Delicia Smith (1969). The union dissolved after 14 and a half years of marriage in 1977. Rose Virginia then married John Wesley Hall in 1978. The marriage ended due to the sudden death of John Wesley Hall in 1978. No children were born during this union. She remained a widow until she was called home to be with her savior.

Rose Virginia loved to cook, maintaining a connection with her family and friends, and participating in many community events with her classmates from Risley High School. She loved current events and to watch the news to see what was going on in her community and world. She was always caring for others to ensure their health and safety. She loved animals, especially dogs. God and her family were immensely dear to her existence. The peace of God ushered Rose Virginia into the promise of God’s rest from her labors to abide with him on April 10, 2022.

The essenceof her life and the legacy of her love will remain forever with: her son, Richard Stanley Smith, daughter, Caryn Delicia Smith, sister, Clara Felder of Maryland, aunt, Inell Ware of Hazlehurst, GA; uncle, Chester Willcox of Dublin, GA, and she leaves to cherish memories with nieces, cousins, and many sorrowing friends.

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 Service Program Rose Hall


April 22, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Service
2005 G Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

April 23, 2022

1:00 PM
Hazlehurst Memorial Cemetery
38 Cook Road
Hazlehurst, GA 31539

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