“The most terrific people sometimes don’t realize how special they are. They just goon being sweet and thoughtful and making others happy as if it were the most ordinary thing in the world, but it is not ordinary.”
Rosa Quinn was an extraordinary woman!
Rosa Quinn was born on March 14, 1936; she was the eldest daughter of Roosevelt and Daisy Levatt. She had five brothers to precede her death; they were Charlie Dawson, Johnny Dawson, Eddie Dawson, Bobby Dawson, and Mitchell Levatt. Rosa was a graduate of Washington High School.
After graduating, she moved to New York, where she resided for 40 years and worked as a Supervising Clerk for the City of New York, retiring after 26 years of service. After retirement, Rosa moved back to her hometown Blakely, Georgia, where she spent the remainder of her years with her sister Louise Conway. She enjoyed traveling with her nieces, Edwina Dawson and Joyce Quinn. She also cherished the time spent with her son Gerome and grandson Justin in New York. She made annual trips to New York until she was no longer able. She had one son, Gerome Quinn, and one grandson, Justin Quinn, whom she loved dearly and with whom she shared an incredible bond.
Rosa was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Quinn.
It is with great sorrow that we announce that Rosa passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021, after reaching the milestone of 85 years of life.
She leaves to cherish her memories her son, Gerome Quinn of Bronx, NY; grandson, Justin Quinn of Bronx, NY; siblings: Louise Conway of Blakely, GA, James Levatt (Deloris) of Albany, GA, and Hattie Crawford of Brooklyn, NY; and an abundance of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews, and cousins. Of these generations of nieces and nephews, her memories are also cherished by three nieces whom she viewed as daughters: Edwina Dawson of Brooklyn, NY, Joyce Quinn of Birmingham, AL, and Felicia Levatt of Brooklyn, NY; a special great-great nephew, Javion Levatt of Blakely, GA; and a special great-great niece, Payton Collins of Blakely, GA.
The emptiness that we are feeling now will fade away, but our memories will last forever.
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