Eula Rosemary Campbell peacefully transitioned on Friday June 12, 2020, at her home in Chambersburg, PA. Rosemary was born June 22, 1929 and grew up in Gaithersburg, MD attending church and Sunday school in Stewartown, MD. After the union in marriage with the late Robert “Bobby” Campbell, she remained in Gaithersburg, MD where she raised her family and lived most of her adult life.
Rosemary received her education from Montgomery County Public Schools. She graduated from Calvin Coolidge HS in Washington, DC. As a young woman, she worked for Womack Pest Control in Rockville, MD and retired from Giant Food in 1992, after 26 years of service. She was a distinguished member of the Stewartown and Emory Grove communities, giving 50 years of service to the United Methodist Church. You were sure to find her in a beautiful hat with a matching outfit and shoes. She served in various roles including Lay Leader, working on the Pulpit Committee, the Administrative Board, and as an Ambassador of Emory Grove United Methodist Church. She was often a guest speaker and representative as she visited with other community churches. Rosemary served in partnership with her dear friends Reverend Laverne Clipper-Thomas and Arthur Thomas. Together they formed programs to feed families at Thanksgiving and provide support to the community youth.
After the death of her husband, Rosemary returned to her home church of Goshen United Methodist Church. Rosemary loved the Lord, declaring his goodness to those she encountered. She loved the old hymns and continued to sing out loud giving God the praise until the very end of her journey. Rosemary was deeply rooted in her faith, which allowed her to be a true example of Love. Her actions reflected her core values in taking care of her family and those she loved. In her presence you were sure to experience her sweet spirit, hear only the truth, and receive whatever you needed (that was within her power). She will be greatly missed for her wisdom and frank observations. Rosemary is exactly where she wanted to be, in the presence of the Lord! She is finally at peace.
“Oh, I want to see Him, look upon His face,
There to sing forever of His saving grace;
On the streets of glory let me lift my voice,
Cares all past, home at last, ever to rejoice.”
Eula Rosemary Campbell leaves to mourn her dedicated son and care-giver James “Tippy” Campbell, who gave her his full attention over the last 23 years; her sons William “Billy” (Gwen) Campbell, George “Pee Wee” Campbell, Christian “Chris” (Sheila) Campbell; grandchildren Yvette (Tony) Gause, Nalo (Richard) Ware, Binta Campbell, Christian Campbell Jr., Joshua Campbell, Monica Campbell, Anthony (Sonya) Campbell, Charles Campbell, her sisters Alma “Sally” Robinson and Jean Prather; great grandchildren; great-great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Campbell; her parents Basil Burriss and Helen Frazier; her siblings Margie Gilbert, Basil Burriss Jr., Richard “Dickie” Frazier, Irving “Scoopie” Frazier, Gordon “Gobo” Frazier; her son Charles “Bubbie” Campbell; her grandchildren Lynn Campbell Gillespie and Kamau Campbell. Rosemary had a special bond with her sister Jean. They conversed nightly, ensuring to lift up praises in song. Her faithful cousin, Debbie Borroughs, kept in contact on a weekly basis. Her dearest friends Priscilla Scott, Carolyn Taylor, Jean Murray, Margaret Knuckles, and Joyce Ziegler always kept up with Rosemary. They blessed her with visits, prayers, and calls, boosting her spirits with every encounter. Rosemary will be laid to rest at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, MD.
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