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“In ALL THINGS SEEK GOD'S GUIDANCE, WISDOM & KNOWLEDGE & HE WILL DIRECT YOUR PATH. ”
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Wilma Gee Scott - florence, SC

“It's Been A Year Now,I Know That It Seems Like Eternity, But Just Knowing He's Resting Now, Should Ease Your Mind, You Don't Have To Wonder Where He...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Wilma Gee Scott - Florence, SC

“Sorry to hear of your loss, may God continue to bless you with joy in the days ahead for your sons life was not in vain. ”
3 of 100+ | Posted by: JanieLee Hunter - Hopkins, SC

“I read this heartbreaking story online and I wanted to extend my deepest sympathies go to the Rouse family. I do not know you and will probably...Read More »
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Denise L. Williams - Clarksville, TN

“To Ronald Sr. and Family: My heart grieves for your pain. However, to be absent from the body is to be present in the Lord. I pray that His...Read More »
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Deloris Woods Martin - Stafford, VA

“shirley,I am so sorry I just found out today that Ronald was your grandson.I worked at Sara Lee with you. I wanted to let you know that you and your...Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathryn Talbert Roscoe - SC

“To the Rouse Family, I was deeply saddened & hurt when I heard the story about your son Ronald. I didn't know himw nor do I know you, but from what...Read More »
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Teresa R Parson - Andrews, SC

“Deepest Sympathy to the Rouse Family. I do not know him, but reading from the article and social media, Ronald was a nice young man. May God...Read More »
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Pamela - Washington, DC

“To: The Rouse Family, I will like to say sorry about the lost of son. ”
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Sad'e Staley - Summerville, SC

“Ronald i will always love you no matter what i can't until the day we meet again but i will always be your banana butt.. i love you Rousey ”
10 of 100+ | Posted by: ShaBria - SC

“Son, You have gone too soon, but your legacy lives on in the lives that you touched while here. Our prayers are with the family and friends of...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim Watson - Darlington, SC

“My deepest sympathy to the Rouse Family.The lord had a bigger plan for Ronald. May the lord bless you all. Hope you can find peace in knowing that...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: joanne fennel - johnsonville, SC

“I can tell from the articles, comments and video tribute that Ronald was a great human being taken from this world way too soon. My prayers and...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Cathy Sayer - Greenwood, SC

“Our prayers goes out to the Rouse family. Thank you RJ for touching so many lives. Love, The Miles Family ”
14 of 100+ | Posted by: sharon miles - darlington, SC

“Prayers goes out to his team mates, family and school! No parents should have to bury their child this young! St james high will remember him and his...Read More »
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Mckayla - Myrtle Beach, SC

“IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW, KNOW THAT YOU"RE NOT ALONG. IN THIS SHORT TIME HEAR WITH YOU HE HAS TOUCH MANY OF HEARTS & ENCOURAGED MANY OF PEOPLE S LIVES!...Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: WILMA GEE SCOTT - FLORENCE, SC

“Our thoghts and prayers goes out to the the friends and family of this young man. we continue to take it day by day, always remeber that we pray for...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: brown family - bennettsville, SC

“We share the loss of your love one. Please know that we are praying for the family. ”
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Pastor Levander Bostic & First Lady Bertha Bostic - SC

“We tHe staff at Ocean View Funeral, send our condolences for the loSt of your son. We pray that in the days to come God will give you strength. ”
19 of 100+ | Posted by: ocean vew funeral home - SC

“My heart goes out to the family and friends of Ronald Rouse I hadn't ever met him but when I heard what happened my heart felt pain like I had known...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Peonia Huntley - Manning, SC

“May the Lord keep you and your family during this time,and always know that you can do all thru Christ which strength you. ”
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Genovia Smiling Mckay - SC

“I SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO THE ROUSE FAMILY. I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO LOOSE SOMEONE SO YOUNG AND DEAR TO YOU ALL.. REMEMBER, THAT GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Nedra Peterson - Bishopville, SC

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Ronald. He was such a caring and thoughtful person. He was so special and will be...Read More »
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Sandra DeWitt - Hartsville, SC

“GOD,be with you all just hold on to his hand,one day at a time. ”
24 of 100+ | Posted by: mary perry - Hartsville, SC

“May you keep God first and he will take care of the rest. Stay strong and take care of each other. Didn't know this young man but from what I have...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Joan Lowery - chesterfield, SC

“We were very sorry to hear of your loss when Maureen told us about RJ Friday night. We've read so many wonderful tributes - it's obvious RJ was a...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Tricia Bush - Gouverneur, NY

“Sorry For your Loss may God Comfort you and Your Family in this time of bereavement .Gone too Soon.... ”
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Deborah Perry - Darlington, SC

“sending my deepest heart felt condolences and I pray that GOD comforts you when you start to feel down. Remember the good times and know he wouldn't...Read More »
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon Andrews - Florence, SC

“Praying GOD comfort you in your time of need. ”
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim Mouzon - Darli.gton, SC

“From the staff at St. John Head Start Center: We realize that there is not much that can be said to help you all at this time, but please know that...Read More »
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Carolyn Toomer - Hartsville, SC

“Dear Rouse Family, I'm very sorry for your lost. It's a tragedy to see a young man like ronald leave this earth like this. He will live on in heaven...Read More »
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Tierra Wilds - Hartsville, SC

“Praying for the Rouse Family. May God give you all strength to face today, tomorrow and the days ahead. ”
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Dionna Davis - Charlotte, NC

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Rouse family, teammates, students, faculty, and coaches. I know God has a plan and we are not supposed to...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Red Fox Fan - Hartsville, SC

“I am sorry for for your loss. My prayers are continually going out for Ronald's family and friends as well as for his teammates. Ronald was such a...Read More »
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Aribi Johnson - Hartsville, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you the peace you need in this time. ”
35 of 100+ | Posted by: kitty gainey - hartsville, SC

“EARTHS LOSS HEAVENS GAIN. MY HEART GOES OUT THE ROUSE FAMILY. MAY GOD GIVE YOU PEACE. RIP RONALD #74 ”
36 of 100+ | Posted by: APRIL GASKINS - HARTSVILLE, SC

“I am very sorry for the loss of your son. I hope you are comforted in knowing that he will be forever young and that he has assumed his position...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Theresa Hunt - Lumberton, NC

“My heart goes out to everyone who were involved in lil'Ronald's life,he was a great young man.Ronald Sr.I remember you two as two peas in a pod you...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Jeanise Dargan - Darlington, SC

“My daughter who lives in Hartsville was the one who posted this on Facebook and has been keeping us posted. My prayers and condolences go you to your...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Debbie Burgamy - Florence, SC

“We will continue to pray for the family and friends of this wonderful young man. May God get you through this difficult time. We didn't know Ronald...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Ashley Brown - Florence, SC

“Today may you find comfort, For God is present to walk with you Through this difficult time of loss… May you find peace, For God is...Read More »
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Leroy Belle Jr. - Jamiaca, NY

“SO SORRY TO HEAR OF RONALD PASSING AWAY BUT HE'S IN A BETTER PLACE HAVING THE TIME OF HIS LIFE MAY THE LORD BE WITH THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND THE...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: STEVE WELCH - BETHUNE, SC

“Condolences to the Moore/Rouse families. You will continue to be in our prayers. ”
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Lori Dundy Gregg and family - SC

“To Ronald Rouse,Sr and Family, I would like to express my deepest sympathy during this time of bereavement. I pray that God comforts you,...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Martha W. Coe - Darlington, SC

“Dear Rouse Family, My family and I sincerely extend our prayers and thoughts to your family during this time. I am thankful that I had the...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Angela Jacobs - Florence, SC

“Dear Rouse family, My heart is broken for you. I have and will continue to pray for you. He sounds like he was a wonderful young man! Blessings to...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Bridgette - Florence, SC

“R.I.P Rouse, love by so many an never forgotten. You will be truly missed!!! ”
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Madison Amerson - Hartsville, SC

“I just want to let u all know that u r in my thought and prayer i don't know ronald jr i hear a good story about him and that he a grest football...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Quanshia Darby - Florence, SC

“Well , I didnt Really Knew Him But He Was A Friendly Guy ... Your Gone But Not Forgotten .... R.I.P RJ ”
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Quay Martin - Hartsville, SC

“RIP Rouse, Im Keeping Your Family In My Pray Keep Yall Heads Up And Stay Strong His Gone To A Better Place Now . May God Bless Yall ”
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Brittany - hartsville, SC

“Were going to miss this gentle giant. I know he's in a better place. RIP Ronald Rouse we love you! Im praying for his family. ”
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Kayla Benjamin - Hartsville, SC

“We will forever miss you ”
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Dealante Moore - Hartsville, SC

“Though I did not know your son,I have heard nothing but wonderful comments.Since we heard Friday nite,you have all been in your thoughts and prayers...Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Allen&Martha Bryant - Hartsville, SC

“With deepest sympathy. May God continue to give you comfort and strength. Praying with you and for you..(Miss Audrey Davis, Dr. Lurma Swinney, & Ms...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Audrey Davis - Florence, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. ”
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Lil Billy and Elaine Chandler - SC

“R.I.P Ronald R Rouse jr. ... Not only a good friend but a good hearted person...You will be truly missed and will never be forgotten... i'll see you...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: patrick sanders - hartsville, SC

“You will be missed. R.I.P. Rouse <3 ”
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Mark - Hartsville, SC

“To the Rouse Family and Friends. I am deeply sorry for your loss,I didn't know Mr.Rouse but from what I've read about him. He seems like a wonderful...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Jennifer Harper - SC

“My RESPECT goes out to youu youu mayy be gone but neva forqotton #74 , you will truly be missed . God Bless you and your family. ”
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Nakiya Lyons - Bishopville, SC

“As I view this site and the guestbook...I have only one word "WOW" ..Ronald you touched so many of us and still are leading us to where we need to be...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Alice Funderburk - Hartsville, SC

“My heart goes out to you all during your time of breavement. I pray that you all find some comfort doing this difficult time. ”
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Catina Dease - Hartsville, SC

“We can't imagine the terrible loss you must feel at this time and hope that you will feel somewhat comforted in knowing that you couldn't have been...Read More »
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Mt Tema Young Adult Ministry - SC

“My condolences goes out to the family and my prayers are with u doing this hard time always remember god is in control and just know he's an angel...Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Brittany johnson - florence, SC

“My Heart truly goes out to the Rouse Family & all other that are affected from this young man death. May God for hold you in the palm of His hands.....Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: GLENDALE GRANT - Georgetown, SC

“My Condolences goes to the family!! ”
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Shelanda Washington - florence, SC

“To the Rouse/Moore family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God continue to comfort you during your time of sorrow. HHS...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Monique Harrell - Hartsville, SC

“My prayers are with the Rouse family during this difficult time. Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. He's resting in...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Jessica House - Charlotte, NC

“To Yvonne we want you to know that your class of HHS 1987 is praying for you and thinking of you and your family at this time. We were so shocked and...Read More »
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Hartsville High c/o 87 - SC

“Im sorry that this has happen to your family.I cry as if Ronald was my son.Pray...Pray hard...Ronald enjoy HEAVEN baby. ”
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Tammy Jackson - Florence, SC

“Dear Rouse Family, We do not know each other, but as most people in the surrounding community, I heard about your devastating loss. Please accept...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Cindi Brigman - Cheraw, SC

“ily rouse we will all miss you i remember u and my brother ed reed always been right beside each other since rec lead until dis year u got move to...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: jamorie requan reed - hartsville, SC

“You will be loved and missed so much Rouse. We love you . Rest in Paradise . ”
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Chase Hudson - Hartsville, SC

“Ronald Rouse was always a bright spot in my day at HHS. I looked forward to speaking to him as he passed by my class. He was an inspiration to many...Read More »
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Madge Zemp - Hartsville, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rouse family and the Hartsville and Lydia community during this difficult time. We pray that God gives you...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Bobby and Verna' Downs - Florence, SC

“May GOd's presence continue to cover this family during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you'll during this difficult time. Yolonda...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Yolonda DuPree - Bennettsville, SC

“Dutch Fork High School Coaches, Football Team and Touchdown Club send their hearts, thoughts, and prayers to the Rouse family, Hartsville's football...Read More »
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Dutch Fork High School Touchdown Club - SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family of this fine young man who is now at rest in the Lord's arms. May God bless you and keep you through...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Patricia Devine - societyhill, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family that God will wrap his hands around you, give you peace and understanding in your time...Read More »
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Kerry - SC

“Take your rest brother. Take your rest! ”
79 of 100+ | Posted by: kenny lighty jr - SC

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He has touched so many lives and he will be forever remembered. May God put his arms around all of you during...Read More »
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon Smallwood - Lamar, SC

“You looking down and you know there are a lot of people who love you. Even though you not here with use you will live on in our hearts forever.You...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Diamond - Hatsville, SC

“We all miss you Rouse.we'll never forget you. you'll stay in our hearts.i just know youre in a better place now.and for the family,i pray for you and...Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: George Chapman - Hartsville, SC

“you will be missed i remember all the times we had playing around getting in to stuff in class. it will not be the same without you. RIP bruh. # 74 ”
83 of 100+ | Posted by: sammy perry - hartsville, SC

“My prayers and heart go out to the Rouse family. Ronald was always a sweet, respectable young man. May you have peace knowing that RJ is in the...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: Virginia Neddham - Hartsville, SC

“Dear Rouse family. I am so sorry for your lose. I know it must be painful. I lost my mama (grandma) and it hurts. But i just wanted to say, everyday...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Cayla Drotar - Hartsville, SC

“Ronald Ryles Rouse you will be miss by so many i remember we used to have so much fun on the bus... but get your rest in ronald. school would not be...Read More »
86 of 100+ | Posted by: vanquasia thomas - Hartsville, SC

“May God Bless the Rouse Family during this time of great loss. Thoughts and Prayers to you all! The death of a child is hard to take, but we all...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Chuck Hill - Hartsville, SC

“R.I.P Rouse, Gone but not forgotten! Gonna go put my basketball shoes on the powerline today @ the basketball court in Lydia b/c playing ball just...Read More »
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Shawawn Harris - Lydia, SC

“Ronald , you will be miss by everyone . We miss you all and you will never be forgotten . #74 WE LOVE YOU RONALD . ”
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Alexis Smith - Hartsville, SC

“we know you are in a better place and our prayers are with your family R.I.P Rouse you will be missed but never forgotten. ”
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Dominique McCullen - Hartsville, SC

“r.i.p Ronald, you will forever be in my heart. You are in a better place now. Gone but never forgotten. ”
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Dionte McFarland - Hartsville, SC

“He was a awsome loveing person. Imma really miss him. He helped me get through the day a bunch of times. He always made me smile and laugh. I couldnt...Read More »
92 of 100+ | Posted by: megan wallace - hartsville, SC

“My Condolences to the Rouse Family. Please know that many people are praying for your family. As a father me and my son will send a special prayer up...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Andre - Laurens, SC

“I don't personally know you but spiritually I feel connected to the family. My heart was sadden for you loss and I pray that God will give you...Read More »
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Jacqulyn E. White - Columbia, SC

“We all know you are in heaven. Im going to miss you. You smile and laughter use to fill the Halls of he high school. I know that you are with the red...Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Tristian - Hartsville, SC

“My thoughts & prayers are with the Rouse family & the Hartsville Red Fox family. May God bring peace & comfort to all of you...A terrible loss.I...Read More »
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Dianne Sanchez - McBee, SC

“You always were a big brother to me, and he is in our pryers. LOVE YOU ROUSE. we will meet again soon. R.I.P #74. ”
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Morgan Stacy and Shaheem Mcphail - SC

“You will always be missed and loved.Now no more pain. Enjoy Heaven. ”
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Charlise - hartsville, SC

“We know your in a better place now and i hope to be there with you someday. We love you forever and always ”
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Keion mcdonald - Hartsville, SC

““But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: A Fan - Hartsville, SC


Ronald R. Rouse, Jr. was born on October 15, 1993 to Ronald R. Rouse, Sr. and Yvonne Rouse in Florence, South Carolina. Ronald "RJ" began his education in the Darlington County School District at St. John's Head Start, Washington Street Elementary, and Hartsville Middle School. He was member of the 2013 Hartsville High School Senior Class. Ronald was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Darlington, South Carolina. He also attended Mt. Tema Missionary Baptist Church in Hartsville, South Carolina. Ronald was very actively involved in church activities. He was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church Sunday School Department, Youth Choir, Youth Department, and the Usher Board. He was a member of the Pee Dee District Brotherhood where he received various awards and accolades. He competed and won the Bible Bee Competition on the District and State Level. Ronald loved sports. He played Little League baseball, middle school basketball, track and field (shot put), wrestling, and football. He loved football best of all. He loved quoting scripture and praying with his team mates before each game. Ronald was more than a son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, team player and friend; he was an inspiration to us all. He believed that whatever you are seeking, you will find and if you knock, God will answer. Ronald answered God's call on Friday, October 5, 2012 doing what he loved best – playing football. Waiting to meet him at heaven's gate are his paternal grandfather, George Rouse, Sr. and his aunt, Tosha Washington. Leaving to cherish his memory are his parents, Ronald R. Rouse, Sr. and Yvonne Rouse, his paternal grandmother, Gladys Rouse; maternal grandparents, Alexander and Shirley Moore; a sister, Ajami Moore, a nephew, Amir J. McCray, eight (8) aunts, Rudene Cannon, Annie (Trey) Dudley, Gladys Flynn, Georgia Goodson, Gloria (Charles) Goodson, Patricia (Lyndon) Rouse, Beulah Samuel, Betty (Norris) Sims; five (5) uncles, Alvin (Maureen) Moore, Arson (Shawndella) Moore, Billy (Cassandra) Rouse, George (Gail) Rouse, Larry (Brigette) Rouse; special great aunts, Earnestine (Raymond) Cosom, Odessa (Willie) McFadden, Catherine Moore, special great uncles, Freddie (JoAnn) Moore, James Moore, John Moore, Willie Murray, nine paternal great aunts, three great uncles, special cousins/God-sent brothers and sisters, Shavavia Goodson, Alexander "Tez" Moore, Alexandria S. Moore, Brian Moore, Freddrick Moore, LaKeshia Moore, Tramaze Moore, Tristan Moore, Tatyiana Shirley, Terrell Thomas, three (3)godmothers, god brothers, god sisters, many cousins, and special friends, Handria Caldwell, Gre Coger, Tre Rogers.