The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Faith Memorial C.M.E. Church, Brooks Road, Ideal, Georgia. The Reverend Zackery Terry, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Georgia Hwy 26 East, Montezuma, Georgia.
Mrs. Byse was born September 16, 1953 to Mrs. Corene Griffin Leggett and the late Mack Leggett in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County whereas she matriculated at Ideal Modern Elementary School from first through eighth grade and later she graduated from D. F. Douglass High School of Montezuma, Georgia in 1971. She did her post graduate studies at Fort Valley State College, where she earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Early Childhood Education. Later, she received her TSS add-on from RESA.
During her tenure at Macon County Primary and Macon County Elementary, she participated in the mentoring program, N.E.A., G.A.E. and various educational workshops. Mrs. Byse was a volunteer for Girl Scout Troop 264 and a member of the Faith Memorial C.M.E. Church, where she served as Missionary President and Sunday School Teacher. For thirty-two years she devoted her life to working with students, parents, and collegues at Macon County Elementary and the surrounding communities.
Survivors are her husband, Eddie Byse, Ideal, Georgia; her two children, Tanisha Evette Byse, Perry, Georgia and Derek Edmond Byse, (his companion, Catherine Cottle) Douglassville, Georgia. One grandson, Derek Edmond Byse, Jr., Douglassville, Georgia; mother, Corene Griffin Leggett, Montezuma, Georgia; two brothers, Elton Sparks (Jackie), Perry, Georgia and James Sparks, Atlanta, Georgia; uncle and aunts, L. J. Griffin (Corine), Beulah Griffin, all of Ideal, Georgia and Mary Rucker, Atlanta, Georgia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including, Mrs. Peggy Ann Miles, Montezuma, Georgia.
- Voncella Respert(Tuesday, July 16 13 03:06 pm EDT)
You don't get over it, you just get through it. You don't get by it, because you can't get around it. It doesn't 'get better'; it just gets different. Everyday...
May your loving memories comfort you in the days to come.
Rest in peace my friend.
Class of 1971
- Mattie Perkins-Sturdivant(Thursday, June 27 13 08:54 pm EDT)
To the Bereaved Family...
May loving memories ease the pain of your heart. The life given us by nature is short, but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal. May God Bless You..
- Sharon DeVaughn Finley(Thursday, June 27 13 02:08 pm EDT)
Rosa was my half sister, my father always wanted us to know that we were sisters, and I can truly feel good about myself because I made every effort to try and stay in contact with her, often inviting her to go with me to Leggett Family Reunions recently and in the past often stopping my her house, when she lived in Montezuma just to say hi but after a while I got tired of being the only one who tried to make the contact. I am sorry that she is gone and we never had a real chance to be like sisters. I only hope that one day our kids will learn to know and love each other because life is to short.
- MELVYNA L. CURGIL(Thursday, June 27 13 12:37 pm EDT)
MY PRAYERS GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY OF MRS.BYSE SHE WAS A KIND AND LOVING LADY I AM PRAYING FOR HER KIDS AND MOTHER AND BROTHERS AN HER HUBSAND.
- D'wayne A. Clark(Thursday, June 27 13 08:23 am EDT)
Rosa was a cousin of mine. Her great grandmother Ms. Lonie Gouch Davis(1879)and my great grandfather Mr. Emmitt Gouch (1890)were sister and brother. I didn't know Rosa personally, but my heart goes out to my family.
- Mary A. Perkins(Wednesday, June 26 13 11:18 pm EDT)
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
D.F. Douglass Class of '71
- Edweana Perkins-Ridley(Wednesday, June 26 13 09:59 pm EDT)
- Tammey Byse(Wednesday, June 26 13 07:49 pm EDT)
Praying for the entire family in their time of sorrow. May God bless you all.
Tony and Tammey Byse
- Cheryll Albert(Wednesday, June 26 13 05:15 pm EDT)
My heart goes out to the family of Mrs. Byse, and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
I enjoyed working with Mrs. Byse and will miss her. I always referred to her as being my favorite second grade teacher at the school. She was truly a special, one of a kind person that was a joy to work with and know.
- Ophelia Waters & Family(Wednesday, June 26 13 02:11 pm EDT)
In an old English churchyard there is an inscription "who plucked that flower", cried the gardener as he walked through the garden his fellow servant answered "The MASTER" and the gardener held his peace. A beautiful flower Ms..Rosa. Please know that the family is in my thoughts and prayers, may GOD give you strength
- Diane Jones Busbee(Wednesday, June 26 13 06:21 am EDT)
My thoughts & prayers are with you during this time of loss. May she Rest in Peace.
- Otis and Vicki Alridge(Tuesday, June 25 13 11:26 pm EDT)
We're so very sorry for your loss, and will always remember Rosa with special fondness. Our hearts are heavy, and wish we could be there. We love you. Buddy and Vicki (Twin) Alridge
- Shirley Kendrick(Tuesday, June 25 13 10:47 pm EDT)
May The Lord be with the entire family, you all have my upmost deepest sympathy, & prayers look toward the hills which cometh your health & strength because he is able.
- vicki nelson(Tuesday, June 25 13 08:52 pm EDT)
My heart is sad as well as other co workers at the loss of her. rest in peace Mrs.Byse, your journey has ended and your in hands of god now.
- SARA CLEMONS(Tuesday, June 25 13 05:49 pm EDT)
I AM VERY SADDENED TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR DEAR LOVED ONE.MY THOUGHTS GO OUT DURING THIS TIME OF MOURNING.
I'M SURE [ROSA] TOUCHED THE LIVES OF MANY PEOPLE AND WILL BE GREATLY MISSED,BUT THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS CAN FIND COMFORT FROM THE SCRIPTURES TO DEAL WITH THEIR LOSS AT JOHN 11:25.MAY THE GOD OF COMFORT AND TENDER MERCIES BE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF GRIEF.[2 CORINTHIANS 1:4]