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Rosa Lee (Bowser) Pennick

March 28, 1930 ~ April 19, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Rosa Pennick Obituary

God touched her and she slept ...

Peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, Rosa Lee Bowse Pennick, departed this life.  Rosa wa born, March 28, 1930, to the late Allen and Clara L. Bowser, in Davilla, Texas.

In 1947, Rosa met and was united in Holy matrimony to Reverend Thomas Pennick.  They were married for 67 years and shared many memories.

Rosa had a good Christian foundation and accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age.  She was a lifelong member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  She was faithful in her service to the church in many ways.  She was Mother of The Clay Street Christian Church when she lived in Waco, Texas.  She was super generous.  As the saying goes, she would give you the shirt off her back if she felt you needed it.  She has always made herself available to anyone who needed help or advice.  During er later years, she took care of the elderly or people with special needs.

Rosa, known to most of us as Aunt Rose, was the 6th of fifteen children.  All but one of them has preceded her in death.  She is survived by one younger sister, Vera Bowser Brown, who resides in North Carolina.  Although she did not have any children, God blessed her with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She shared her motherly spirit with all who came in contact with her.  Many of those who knew her called her "Mama Rosa."

Rosa's love and faithfulness to God kept her active at Bethany Christian Church.  She was elected as the first female elder at Bethany Christian Church.  She was very faithful to that call.

When asked what she would do different if she had the chance to do it over again, she responded, "NOTHING."  She was happy with the life God gave her and she would never complain or criticize about her blessings.


So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 7:12

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April 28, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Phillips-Upshaw & Richard Funeral Home (Richard Chapel)
1410 E 12th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

April 29, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hyde Park Christian Church
610 E 45th Street
Austin, TX 78751

Celebration of Life
April 29, 2023

11:00 AM
Hyde Park Christian Church
610 E 45th Street
Austin, TX 78751

May 3, 2023

Davilla Family Cemetery
FM Rd. 487
Davilla, TX 76523


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