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Rosie Jean (Johnson) Holloway

August 1, 1969 ~ May 26, 2022 (age 52)

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Ms. Rosie Jean (nee: Johnson) Holloway, 52, of Elkhart, passed away following an illness on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born in St. Joseph, Michigan on August 1,1969 and was the daughter of the late Robert Miller and Gertrude (Forrest) Johnson, who survives her in Elkhart.

Also surviving Rosie are her sons Robert and Jeremy Johnson and Daven Barnett, all of Elkhart; her daughter Lamiccea Windmon of Goshen, her brother Albert Johnson, Jr. of Elkhart and her sister Tonia (Terrance) Williams, also of Elkhart. Additionally, Rosie is survived by 16 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, and a loving host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family and friends. Her brother Vernon J. Johnson and a grandson Curtis Johnson, Jr. precede Rosie in passing.

The AGAPE Missionary Baptist Church of Elkhart, 248 W. Wolf Avenue, Elkhart, will host Rosie’s Homegoing Service on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm, with visitation beginning there at 12:00 noon. The Reverend Dr. Dannell Brown, PhD., pastor of AGAPE, will officiate alongside family friend, the Rev. George Bostic, Jr. In accordance with her wishes, Rosie will be cremated following services with the assistance of Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elkhart.

Rosie worked at several area nursing facilities in food services, but her favorite job was being the head cook at Elkhart’s Golden Living Center. Rosie loved to help others, and that was one reason for her cook’s position: to help others by doing something that she was a natural at….cooking! Rosie always thought herself as a good cook, but her mom Gertrude would always jokingly beg to differ so they would constantly be in competition with each other as to who could come up with the best dish.

Rosie’s other love was her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with them whenever she could, and she would regularly call on each of them to make sure that they were ok. She loved it whenever they came to visit.

Friends and family wishing to make a donation in Rosie’s memory may do so by donating to the AGAPE Missionary Baptist Church. Additionally, please be sure to thoroughly browse Rosie’s obit page, as you are able to leave condolences and memories, post photographs on her memory wall, and order other funerary items in regard to the family.

Finally, it should be known that Rosie was famous within her family for her love of horror movies. No matter what their subject or how scary, Rosie had no problem staying up all night by herself and watching a good “nail biter” with her beloved crazy black and white tuxedo tabby curled up in her lap. You go, Rosie!!!


“It puts lotion on it’s skin, or it gets the hose again…”

                                                          Silence Of The Lambs



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