Mrs. Rosa Leary

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Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Joiner Leary will be Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Alfred Wynn officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Rosa Joiner Leary, daughter of the late Eula Mae Joiner and the late Lonnie Manning, was born May 25, 1936 in Macon County, Georgia. “Polly”, as she was affectionately called, grew up in Montezuma and attended Flint River Farms School. She joined New Hope Baptist Church in 1945. In 1956 she married Willie James Leary. They moved to Atlanta in 1958. Later she became a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Leary worked in various medical facilities in the Atlanta area and retired as an RN at Dekalb Hospital. God called her home on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband Willie James Leary, one son Kelvin Leary, and one sister Betty Manning.

Left to cherish her memory are three daughters: Rosetta Leary, Gwendolyn Leary and Joann Leary all of Atlanta, Georgia; one son, Willie James Leary, Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia; one sister, Mary Barrett (Dudley) of Orlando, Florida; one brother, Lonnie Manning, Jr. of New York; her son-in-law, Willie Wilmont; her grandchildren: Rosetta Leary, Shanno Leary, Kiana Leary, Gwenetta Green, Melvin Sharp, William Leary, Kelvin Leary, Antonio Leary and Antony Leary; nine great grandchildren; a devoted cousin, Ruby Miller; several nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends.



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