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Obituary "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 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." II Timothy 4:6-8 Ms. Rosa Lee Brown was born June 3, 1934 in Hartsville, South Carolina a daughter of the late James and Viola Johnson Perkins. She attended the public schools of Darlington County, South Carolina. She met and married the love of her life, the late Willie Brown. They lived a great life together until his death. Ms. Brown moved to New York and lived there for many years. She was a hard and dedicated worker. She worked as a housekeeper. She later returned back home and began working for 60 Minute Cleaners until her retirement. "Gal," as she was affectionately known to many loved the Lord. It was this love that led her to join Second Missionary Baptist Church. She served as a member of the Nursing Ministry and the Prayer Band. She was a faithful member until her health failed. She entered Medford Nursing Home. "Gal" was always known as "The Bible Lady," because she read her Bible faithfully every day. The nursing home staff would always greet her as "The Bible Lady." "Gal," was one of the most loving and sharing persons that you could ever meet. She never met a stranger. She always had a smile on her face and a word of encouragement in her mouth. She loved to cook for everyone and she loved flowers. Those who knew her and loved her will miss her dearly, but we know to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. She was preceded in death by both of her parents; her husband, Mr. Willie Brown; and her brother, Sylvester Perkins. Surviving to cherish the memory and maintain the legacy of Ms. Rosa Lee "Gal" Brown is her god daughter, Emma Murphy of Hartsville, SC; two loving sisters, Thelma Wright of West Haven, CT and Mildred Simpkins of Hartsville, SC; a brother, Nathaniel (Betty) Perkins of Columbia, SC; her nursing home family and friends, and a host of nieces, nephews, close relatives, and very dear friends. Miss Me But Let Me Go When I come to the end of the road, And the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little but not too long And not with your head bowed low Remember the love that we once shared Miss me but let me go. For this is a journey that we all must take And each must go alone It's all a part of the Master's plan A step on the road to home When you are lonely and sick at heart Go to the friends you know And bury your sorrow in doing good deeds Miss Me But Let Me Go