Rosie Mae HewittNovember 4, 1925 ~ December 12, 2017 (age 92)
Missionary Rosie Mae Hewitt was born in Snook, Texas to the late Mr. Coy and Mrs. Camilla Fletcher on November 4, 1925. She is the oldest daughter and the second child of eleven children. As a young girl she and her family attended Dabney Hill Missionary Baptist church in Snook, Texas. Even as a young girl she was faithful to her home church, and because of her faithfulness, at the age of 14 she was selected as the youth delegate to represent her church at a major Youth Convention in Galveston, Texas.
Missionary Hewitt received her education at Sandy Praire School in Dabney Hill, TX. She had a fondness for sports, and in particular, among her favorites were basketball and kickball.
On December 6, 1944, she married the late Pastor Heulon Hewitt, Sr., and moved to the bay area where they lived in Union City, (formerly Russell City) and Oakland, California for several years. Then in February 1949, they purchased the current family property, the Hewitt Ranch in El Nido, CA, where they raised their 14 children.
Missionary Rosie Hewitt was saved and filled with the Holy Ghost in 1952. The family united with the Lighthouse Full Gospel Church in Dos Palos, CA, where she served faithfully in the ministry under the leadership of the late Pastor Queenie Nero for many years. She was a holiness teacher and her first field of ministry was her home and family. Over the years Missionary Hewitt proved to be a pillar in kingdom building. She served with her late husband, as a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school Superintendent, a domestic Missionary and a wisdom teacher for young women. When they united with the Church of the Living God, Diocese 2, serving as District Missionary, her ministry continued to influence the lives of many people throughout the Central and San Joaquin Valley. As a conference speaker throughout California, and as far away as Houston, Texas, she boldly proclaimed the word of God.
Throughout her life she not only loved the word, but loved to teach the Word of God as well. She devoted her life to serving her family, and the people of God both spiritually and naturally. Even during her later years, she continued to inspire and always encouraged young people to remember God while they are young. One of her favorite scriptures was Ecclesiastes 12:1 “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them”.
There are many great things that could be said about this woman of God, and certainly not the least of which was how she loved her husband and family, but most importantly, she loved the Lord. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pastor Heulon Hewitt, Sr., of 47 years; her Father Coy
Fletcher, Sr., her Mother Mrs. Camilla Fletcher Monson; five brothers, Emmet Randle, Coy Fletcher, Jr., Frank Fletcher, Sr., Robert Fletcher, Sr., Curtis A. Monson, three sisters, Kathryn Miller, Ruby Williams, Nettie Hamilton; a daughter, Wilma Lemon and a granddaughter, Marissa Hewitt.
Missionary Rosie Mae Hewitt, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at the age of 92. She leaves to cherish her memory her children: Joedna Bohanon,Vallejo, CA, Elvis Hewitt(Teresa), Stockton, CA, Eldridge Hewitt(Rose), Oakland, CA, Rose Marie Kirk, Elk Grove, CA, Louise Smalls(Nate), Oakland, CA, Heulon Hewitt, Jr.(Helen), Sacramento, CA, Clora McCray(Willie), Turlock, CA, Edward Lee Hewitt, and Edna Lou Murray(David), Merced, CA, Linda R. Hewitt, Sacramento, CA, Brenda Hewitt, Allen Hewitt(Ruby) and Gwendolyn Hewitt, Merced, CA: Special son & daughter, Crystal Bowers(Eddie) and Scotty Moore, Merced, CA. Two sisters; Pearl Clerkly(Kenneth), Arlington, TX, Leola Speed(Richard), Inglewood, CA; two Sisters‐in law; Millie Monson, Playa Vista, CA and Henrietta Fletcher, Houston, TX; 32 Grandchildren, 40 great‐ grandchildren, 8 great great‐grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. To God be the Glory!
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