Rosa Marie Durr
Saratoga Springs – Rosa Durr, 45, of Saratoga Springs entered into eternal Life suddenly on Monday, December 24, 2012. Born on March 4th, 1967 in Orlando, Florida, she was the daughter of Rev. Rose Durr and the late Robert Durr.
Rosa served her country as a member of the US Navy. She worked at State Farm Insurance, in Malta, for 21 years. Rosa joined Mary A. Carter Temple #362 I.B.P.O.E of W., May 18th, 2009. She held the Office of Chaplain and later became Treasurer. She was a Trustee for the Capital City Council and became a Trustee for the Zelma E. Young Past State Presidents N.Y.S. Auxiliary. She served the community in which she lived, and was known for her strong character and faithful spirit. She will be remembered for her compassion for those less fortunate and her amazing ability to master the ‘extended family’ by arranging community events that benefited so many.
She was a devoted mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend. When faced with adversity, Rosa would quote her favorite song ‘There’s a blessing in the storm’, which was never truer than her gift of life as an organ donor.
Rosa is survived by her beloved mother; Rev. Rose Durr; her fiancé, Arron Ford; son, Michael Jemison; daughter, Alicia Jemison (Moses Jackson); her beloved granddaughter, Kimberlee Arron Rose Jackson; sisters, Theresa and Benita Durr; brothers, Timothy Loving and Robert Durr Jr. ; father of her children, Michael Jemison and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at the Universal Baptist Temple, 25 Washington St., Saratoga Springs NY 12866. at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2012. Friends and family may call from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. prior to the service at the Universal Baptist Temple. Mary A. Carter Temple Service will be held at 10 a.m.
Burial with military honors will be in the family plot at Greenridge Cemetery, Lincoln Ave., Saratoga Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY .
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family at Compassionate Funeral Care.