Rosa Lee Savage

Published 9:40pm Tuesday, October 23, 2012

On Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, Rosa L. Savage, 98, our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend of 128 Greenfield Crescent, was called home to be with the Lord.


Mother Savage accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior early in life and was a member of Greater Sweet Beulah Apostolic Church for more than 70 years, where Suffragan Bishop Madison G. Copeland was her pastor. She gave her all in praising and worshipping the Lord and served faithfully for many years as a trustee on the executive board, member of the Senior, Missionary and M.G. Copeland Fellowship Choirs, Lottie Jordan Missionary Circle, Pastor’s Aid and Mother’s Board. Mother Savage loved to sing and was also a member of Sweet Beulah Broadcast Choir under Bishop H.J. Jackson and the Suffolk Mass Choir under Clinton G. Wilson. She was a member of the Virginia State Council and Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Inc. After 38 years, she retired from Planter’s Peanuts (Kraft Foods) and was a member of the AFL-CIO, Local 26 for more than 60 years.

Mother Savage was preceded in death by her husband, Elder John Savage; her mother and father, Eddie and Nettie Richardson; two sons, Eddie and Robert Davis; five sisters, Hattie, LeAnna, Pecolia, Annie and Ella Mae. She is survived by two daughters, Ruby J. Brown, of Capital Heights, Md., and Brenda A. Savage, of Suffolk; daughter-in-law, Willie Davis; eight grandchildren, Larry, Renee, Janice, Daryl, Lorraine, Rosa, Patricia and Kim; 17 great-grandchildren, 24 great-great-grandchildren, one great-great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A wake service will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Crocker Funeral Home. The homegoing service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Greater Sweet Beulah Apostolic Church with Suffragan Bishop Madison G. Copeland officiating. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. Condolences may be extended to the family at


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