Rosetta Baskerville, 71 was called home to be with
the Lord on October 19, 2021. She was born on October 10,
1950, in Elberton, GA. She was a member of the West Side
Presbyterian Church in Elberton. She was active in Sunday
School, the choir and was a Willing Worker. After graduating
High School, she moved to Amityville, NY. where she was
baptized at the New Hope Institutional Baptist Church. She
was in the choir, Pastor’s Aid, and a Missionary.
Rosetta became a Licensed Practical Nurse. Then she joined
the military. While in the army, Rosetta worked as a medic,
met and married her husband, James Osborne Baskerville,
who she is married to for 48 years. After her discharge from
the army, she returned to Amityville, where she worked at
Suffolk State, various nursing homes and hospitals, helping
and caring for people.
Eventually, she decided to further her
education in nursing. She attended and graduated from the
R.N. Program at Farmingdale College. Following graduation
from the R.N. Program, she worked at various nursing
homes, was a supervisor and became Assistant Director of
Nursing enabling her to ensure the proper care of patients,
train staff, and work with families of patients.
Rosetta became a Deacon at New Hope Institutional Baptist
Church. She was an Usher, Nurse, Women’s Dept. member,
Intercessory Prayer member. She studied and lived
according to the Lord’s Word. Rosetta was a great leader,
always reaching out to others and helping in any way she
Rosetta is survived by her husband, James Osborne
Baskerville, her son Robert Everett Baskerville; 3 sisters,
Varie J. Milne (Rome, NY); Carolyn Fernandez and Colleen
Riddick (Connecticut); one brother, James N. Williams, Sr.
(Elberton, GA); 3 aunts, Jereleane Givens (Stone Mountain,
GA), Sarah M. Hall (Atlanta, GA), Vivian C. Hamm (Elberton,
GA); one uncle, Horace White (Syracuse, NY); Nephews,
nieces, cousins and in-laws. She was predeceased by her
mother Lizzie Williams, her father John Downer, her sons,
James Osborne Baskerville II, Jason Christopher; brother
James A. Downer; brother Curtis N. Jones and Gregory I.
Williams; one sister Mercedes Kitrell and five uncles; Jimmy;
Tommy Joe, Abraham, Otis Lee and William Nathaniel White.
Rosetta will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and
those who knew her.
We love you Rosetta, but God loves
you more, and He felt it was time to end your suffering and
bring you home.