Bobby L. Rosemond
Bobby L. Rosemond joined our ancestors on January 30th, 2022. Bobby was born October 4, 1947 to Florie Rosemond and Elliot Rice, in Seneca, South Carolina. His greatest influence as a child was his grandfather, George Mack Rosemond. Bobby was his mother’s only child. He was one of three children, including Sandra and Pamela, from his father. He was a happy child that grew up playing in the creeks and running through the fields of rural South Carolina with his cousin/brother, Gerald.
Florie and lil Bobby moved to Camilla, GA during his childhood years, where he spent the rest of his formative and teen years. After graduation, Bobby enlisted into the United States Air Force and was stationed in Tucson, Arizona. He worked alongside older black men who looked out for him and gave him very profound advice about life and how to conduct himself as a young black man in a military and country that viewed him as inferior. Bobby’s experience had a profound impact on his world view.
After serving one enlistment in the Air Force, he decided to use his G.I. Bill and enroll into Albany State College. He was a fulltime student, majoring in Business Administration and worked two jobs, so he could send money home to his mother, something he had done since he entered the service. Attending Albany State College was a pivotal time in his life. In addition to being a fulltime student; working two jobs; throwing weekend parties; and pledging Kappa Alpha Psi, which he eventually dropped because his time was limited, he met the love of his life, Carolyn Williams (Booga Bear) of Eufaula, Alabama. This was the beginning of their 51 year journey.
After residing in Albany for a short period of time, Bobby and Carolyn migrated north to Atlanta, GA. He decided to settle in Decatur versus Marietta, because he wanted to raise his family in a strong black community. Bobby continued his 26 year, military career with the Army National Guard, grew a successful accounting business, and retired from Delta Airlines after 10 years.
Bobby was a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. While he is physically gone, he continues to live through his wife, Carolyn Rosemond; his children, Devany Tonae King (Eric), Abdalla Rashad Tau, and Maurice Jamall Rosemond; his grandchildren, Denzayah King, William King, and Marissa Rosemond; his sister, Sandra Beverly; his nephew, George Beverly; and his cousins Gerald Rosemond, James Kirksey, Curtis Rosemond, Doris Fuller, Hilda Collins, Terry Rosemond; and his aunt, Ann Rosemond.
Bobby’s "Celebration Of Life” will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 1 P.M., at 2341 Emerald Springs Drive, Decatur, GA 30035.
In lieu of flowers, please consider gift cards or donations to the following organization:
The Exposure Foundation, Inc.
Expressions of condolences can be sent to:
2418 Carlow Court
Decatur, GA 30035