April 08, 2013
This page is to honor our ministry partner, Rosheeda Lee, who went home to glory on April 5, 2013. Rosheeda served this community with such love that we are forever changed.
Please take time to read a letter from her parents, Sheila and Roderick Lee. Click here. The post below is the original post for our community and the comments in this post shout the legacy of Rosheeda and her love for the people of Spiritually Unequal Marriage.
My Sweet Family of SUMites, (Did you know Rosheeda coined our name? *sniff*)
It is with deep grief and shock that I (Lynn) and Dineen write to you today. On Friday, April 5, 2013 our dearest sister in Christ, Rosheeda Lee, was killed in an automobile accident.
Rosheeda was on her way to meet us at the Intentional Life Conference that afternoon. The details are sketchy right now but they think she was trying to avoid an accident, swerved, lost control of her SUV and it flipped. She did not suffer and the LORD was so gracious in limiting her physical trauma to her body. She passed on her way to the hospital. It was quick and she DID NOT SUFFER.
I don’t even know how to convey to you how much I loved Ro and how much Dineen loved her. We heard the news early on Saturday morning before our conference began. I cried my eyes out. I’m still crying, so is Dineen and I know may of you are as well.
Ro was an intricate part of our ministry here. She has led our annual fasting in January for years. She just wrote our Easter devotions last week. I’m re-reading them now with new love and grief. She also handled our prayer team and our Twitter account. She did all of this because she loved me and Dineen and she loved all of you so very much. Mostly she loved Jesus and His people.
What I’m discovering over the past several days is that Rosheeda served like this wherever she was. She has touched lives for our Jesus in ways we will never understand or uncover but Jesus saw every deed.
MOSTLY JESUS SAW HER BEAUTIFUL HEART.
She is home now with our Daddy and she would likely be sayin, “Y’all, why you bein’ sad? I’m having the time of my life and will see y’all soon.”
WE LOVE YOU ROSHEEDA LEE.
You have left a lasting impact on our lives. Dineen and I can’t wait to hug your neck in glory.
My friends, let’s honor Ro by sending a card or even better a hand-written letter to her parents and share how she impacted our lives with her love. Please write this week to:
To: The Parents of Rosheeda Lee
C/O Laurel Land Funeral Home
6000 S R L Thornton Fwy
Dallas, TX 75232
The services will be held Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, on Saturday at 11 a.m.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit
Also, today it would greatly encourage Dineen and I and all of our community if you could leave just a quick note in the comments and share how she encouraged you, share your love for her, your thoughts on her service to all of us and how her love impacted you. We would be so, so thankful. We are trying to work through our grief which is compounded knowing she was on her way to meet us.
Rosheeda Lee, I know in my heart you are with our Jesus and are having an amazing experience but for those of us still here, we miss you. We will always miss you and you have forever made me and Dineen and all of us better people. WE love you so much, Lynn and Dineen
If you would like to contribute a small amount to the flowers we are sending from SUM, please click on the button below. We will include your name on the card. Please do not contribute more than $5. Thank you. Love, Lynn
***Update*** I've ordered the flowers. Thank you to everyone who contributed. We will send such beauty to the service from this community who loved Rosheeda so much. Hugs, Lynn