Rosena Walker Butler, daughter of the late Zimmie and Dessie Walker, was born December 19, 1933 in Summerville, South Carolina. On Monday December 5, 2022, God called her name, she
humbly answered, and gained her heavenly wings.
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a
few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Mathew
Rosena was educated in the public school system of Berkeley County and received her diploma in 1953. At the tender age of twenty, Rosena moved to “The Big Apple”, New York City. She had the desire to live life bigger than that found in her humble community of Sheep Island, Summerville, SC. She later found the love and joy of her life, Leroy Butler. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at an early age and attended Greater St. James AME Church, Branch AME Church, and New Mt. Zion AME Church as an adolescent. She was also a faithful member of Majority Baptist church, St. Albans, New York, where she served on various boards and auxiliaries. Answering God’s call, Rosena exemplified her gift of service as a caregiver and in the culinary
profession. She retired after 20 years of service to the New York City Board of Education as a school chef. She loved to spread the good news of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Rosena thoroughly enjoyed nurturing her beautiful plants and preparing large meals to share with her family and friends. “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life. ”Mark Twain
Upon returning to South Carolina, Rosena became a faithful member of New Mt. Zion AME Church. She was willing to serve in whatever capacity needed and did it with great joy. She was a member of various choirs, Women’s Missionary Society, Steward Board, and Sunday school teacher, and in various other capacities. Rosena received her calling into ministry as an Evangelist obtaining her license to preach on December 8, 2011. Her calling was not confined to the church. She visited and fellowshipped throughout Berkeley and Dorchester Counties spreading the good news when and wherever the opportunity presented itself.
And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. Mark
Rosena was proceeded in death by her husband of 44 years, LeRoy Butler, stepchildren; Alma Smalls, LeRoy Butler Jr, James Butler, Brothers; Raymond, George and Lewis Walker, Sisters;
Albertha Walker Moore, Maggie Walker Coakley, Nellie Walker Lawrence, Mabel Walker Clark,and Elease Walker Davis. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
She leaves the following loved ones to cherish her memories: her sister, Leona Doiley; Brother- in-law, Herman Davis of Moncks Corner, SC, Stepdaughter, Viola Ulmer of Hardeeville, SC;twelve grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren; two nieces whom she viewed as her daughters; Oneda Geddis and Ruthie S. McCants of Summerville, SC, and a host of nieces,
nephews, special relatives, and friends. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
As her life was a blessing and her memory a treasure, Rosena Walker Butler will be loved\ beyond words and missed beyond measure.
“YOU HAVE SUCH A GIFT FOR CARING”
Some People have a gift for making life a little brighter For sharing someone’s burdens, And for making loads seem lighter, For lifting someone’s spirits with a gentle word or two That suddenly
can seem to turn the grayest sky to blue...
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