Published 11:23 am Friday, August 8, 2014
Roselyn Virginia Wynn Vise, age 79 and a resident of Franklinton, passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of Aug. 5, 2014.
Miss Rose, as she was affectionately known, was born in Etowah County, Alabama, on Oct. 17, 1934. She often spoke of becoming a Christian when she visited a Methodist Camp meeting at the age of 11. She met the love of her life while she was in high school and married Calvin Vise on Sept. 8, 1951. Her dream was to have a big white house filled with children. Rose and Calvin began their marriage in Birmingham, Ala., and relocated to St. Bernard, La., in 1957, when Calvin was transferred with Southern Natural Gas Company. They were transferred again in 1966 to Franklinton, where Rose found her big white house.
Rose loved being a wife, mother and homemaker. In addition to caring for her own nine children, she opened her heart and her home to multitudes of band students, friends of her children and many young mothers who needed someone to talk to.
Through the years, Rosie’s big white house became the center of many celebrations as the family grew to include many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rosie had a way of making you know that she loved you best.
She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Calvin Vise; her nine children and spouses: Jennifer and John Stites of Crossville, Tenn., Beth and Russell Keaton of Bogalusa, Tommy Vise of Franklinton, Steve Vise of Walker, La., Kenny Vise of Austin, Texas, Ginger and Frank Corcoran of Jupiter, Fla., Kim and Tommy Tynes of Franklinton, Jay Vise and Lisa Schellhaas of Metairie, La., and Marc Vise and Suellen Richardson of Franklinton; her brother and sister-in-law Earl and Bernice Wynn of Boaz, Ala.; and her 17 grandsons, eight granddaughters, eight great-grandsons and eight great-granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jarrett Alfred Wynn and Wilburn Elizabeth Wynn, nine brothers and sisters and her granddaughter, Betsy Rachal.
Visitation will be held at Crain Funeral Home on Friday, Aug. 8, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Percy Mac Frazier officiating. Burial will be in the Vise Family Cemetery after the service.
Pallbearers will be her sons Tommy Vise, Steve Vise, Kenny Vise, Jay Vise and Marc Vise and her grandson Tommy Vise III.
Honorary pallbearers include her 17 grandsons.