Visitation at Funeral Home
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 9, 2023
Carnesale Funeral Home
202 South Third Street
Hammonton, New Jersey, United States
Obituary of Rosa L. McKoy
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Rosa Lee McKoy "Sister" was the daughter of the late Pervis McKoy and Maxine McEachine; granddaughter of Verna McDougle "Granny". She was born December 15,1934. Growing up she was the youngest of two daughters, however, would later become the second eldest of twelve children. Rosa Lee was born in Lillington North Carolina; she resided in other townships of Harnett County and Henderson North Carolina before relocating to Buffalo New York, she later moved to the State of New Jersey where she acquired residence in the townships of Newark, Hillside, and Hammonton where she lived until her earthly departure. Mother McKoy was a precious Woman of God. She served on the Mother's Board and TrusteeBoard at Alpha Omega Fellowship with integrity. Mother McKoy's nurturing spirit and compassion for young people was always present. God gave her the vision to birth "AOF Mentoring" for the youth. It was her humbleness and love for children which made her a beacon of light wherever she traveled. The success and solidarity of the Mentoring Group impacted the youth members in various positive ways; including promoting "The AOF Praise Dancers" under the direction of Mother McKoy connecting with women shelters in the community where the dancers performed, and church mentors had the opportunity to connect and with families in need. Rosa McKoy achieved a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University in Newark, NJ; and received her Associates of Arts Degree from Essex County College in Newark, NJ. True to form Rosa maintained the Dean's List throughout her studies. Rosa began her career as an Educator with the Newark Board of Education in 1967. Initially working as an assistant Teacher, she soon excelled to Lead Classroom Teacher. She taught grades Kindergarten, Third, and Eight Grade; however, for most of her 40 years of Teaching she taught Kindergarten by choice as she firmly believed the early age is most important in terms of reaching children creatively and instilling structure while laying the foundation for positive learning. Rosa McKoy taught at Oliver Street School and Dayton Street School both in Newark NJ. During her tenure at Oliver Street School, Rosa was elected as PTA President. She later formed the "Oliver Street School Coalition", serving the community and the needs of families and children. Rosa enjoyed hosting gatherings consisting of the teachers and students of different cultures. She sponsored activities such as: Cookouts in the park, Bus Rides to Amusement Parks, Beaches, Lakes, Picnic's, Sport Arena's, etc.…all to improve the lives of Families and Individuals; while promoting positive community engagement, growth and next level fellowships "Down- Neck" (The Ironbound Section). Later, Rosa organized the "Community Bicycle Club" inviting friends, families of the community every Saturday to come together and fellowship with one another while riding our bikes. Rosa always had a heart for people and to spread Godly Love. Rosa Lee was proceeded in death by her parents, grandmother, a son: Ennis Mc Koy, Four sisters: Sheila McEachin, Annie Pearl Martin, Linda McLean, Carrie Mae McKoy, Three brothers in-law: Joseph Eugene McKoy , Ottis Ray, Ernest Hodges, One son in-law: James Daniels ,and two grandchildren: Celetia McKoy and Malcom McKoy. Those who survived to cherish her memories are her devoted caregivers- her loving daughter Juanita McKoy of Hammonton NJ, and her loving grandson David McKoy of Highland PK/Hammonton NJ, Her loving son’s: Bobby McKoy of Corning NY, and Jerome McKoy of Woodbridge NJ, Her loving daughter’s, Jeanette Daniels of PA, Judith McKoy of Fayetteville NC, and Cynthia McKoy of Morris Plains NJ, Her Goddaughter Qiana McKoy of Atlanta. Her loving grandchildren: SharifaMcKoy-Green (Freddy), Marcus McKoy, Shakira Taylor (Jeffery), Christina Brison (Ryan), and Jer’she Mckoy.14 great -grandchildren: Lawrence, Michael, Taquaija, KaLay, Cameron, Joel, Isaiah, C., Sy’Miah, Isaiah T., Gianna, Arya, Ayden, Chloe,and Legend . 6 Great-great grandchildren: Lauren, Zahyad, Michael, Nichols, Erin, and Maquan; 4 sisters: Minister Beverly Hodges of Lillington NC, Mary Bass and Janice Walker (Charles) of Bunnlevel NC, Sandra Ray of Charlotte NC: three brothers; Ronald McEachin of Dillon, SC, Donald McEachin (Diane)of Broadway and Gerald McEachin (Alberta) of Lillington, NC; one brother-in-law: James McLean of Lillington, NC; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A viewing will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Carnesale Funeral Home, 202 S. Third Street in Hammonton, where funeral services will take place at 1:00 PM.