On Thursday, April 27th, Rose Elizabeth Muir passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 77.
Rose, affectionately known as “Buds” by her batchmates in Batch 63, was born in Mandeville, Jamaica, on March 20, 1946. She shared a home with her sisters Nessah, Dawn, and Sonia. Rose was an avid reader, and excelled in school. She was a kind and compassionate soul and always felt compelled to help others. As a result of the yearning she had to care for others, she decided to venture into Nursing and enrolled at the University of the West Indies School of Nursing in 1969. She completed the nursing program in 1972 and she then rejoined to complete the Midwifery program which she completed in 1976. Rose moved to America in 1976 promptly after receiving her RN license and obtained her first position in her healthcare career at the Baptist Medical Center in Brooklyn. In 1980, while working at Baptist Medical Center, Rose would meet her future husband, Clarence G. Muir. Together, they bought a home in Uniondale, NY that they shared with their three children, Georgette, Clarence Jr, and Christopher Muir. Rose and Clarence were married for 40 years until his passing in June of 2020. Throughout the years, Rose continued to sharpen her nursing skills at numerous healthcare facilities such as Mercy Hospital, Winthrop University Hospital, and her final places of employment - Rikers Island and NYS DOCCS.
Rose was an amazing, loving, caring, brilliant nurse, and a fantastic cook. To her children, she was and still is a Superhero. She raised her family with morals and values, and always stressed the importance of higher education. Rose exposed her children to many cultures worldwide. She enjoyed traveling the world with her family and together they visited many countries such as Japan and China and they often visited family in the United Kingdom and, of course, Jamaica. She never shied away from venturing out on long family road trips with her three young kids and drove to many states and even Canada.
Rose was a woman of faith and a highly involved member of her church, The Hempstead Assembly of God. She always devoted time to the Lord and spent her free time teaching Sunday school and singing in her church's choir. She was a well respected member of her congregation and would often remind others of scriptures from the Bible and invite anyone to attend church services with her. She enjoyed dressing up her home for the holidays with her three children. She also had a green thumb and during the spring and summer months, she would be seen outside in her garden. She enjoyed the company of her children in any capacity, whether it was vacationing with her daughter Georgette, going shopping with her son Jr., or going on a random adventure with her son Christopher.
Rose was blessed with three children and six grandchildren Nina, Joshua, Madeline, Clarence, Victoria, and Christian. She leaves behind a legacy and will forever be loved and missed by everyone who met and knew her.
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