Edward Rose

September 13, 2020
Edward Rose

District Elder Edward C. Rose entered eternal rest on Sunday, September 13, 2020. He was born on September 14, 1959, son of Howard Jones and the late Mamie Rose.

Edward received his education from Sussex County Public Schools. In 1977, Edward enrolled at Virginia State College for one year then joined the United States Army where he served for over eight years. Upon leaving the army, Edward began working at the United States Postal Service, which he later retired from after 30 years of hardwork and dedication.

In the late 1980’s, Edward was baptized in Jesus’ name and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. In 1994, he became an ordained elder in the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. District Elder Rose is the founding pastor of Strait Gate Temple which he led for over twenty-seven years. He was an energetic and fun-loving pastor and many lives were changed through his ministry. His commitment to ministry led him to pursue his Masters in Divinity from Virginia Union University.

District Elder Rose is preceded in death by his mother, Mamie Rose, brother, Wayne Rose, and sister Carolyn Rose. He leaves to cherish his many memories: his devoted wife, of 32 years, Vivian Rose; two daughters, Lauren Rose and Arielle Rose Roberts (Derrick); his father, Howard Jones (Lelia); one brother, Maurice Rose; four sisters: Charlotte Gomez, Ellen Freeman (Henry), Justina Rose, and Denise Wilkins; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life service will take place at 11:00 am Saturday, September 26th with a viewing starting at 9:00 am at Bethel Restoration Center (6205 Richmond Road, Williamsburg VA 23188).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Feed the Children.


Purchase Flowers

Subscribe to this Obituary

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • September 22, 2020
    Elizabeth Moll says:
    Arielle, Keeping you and your family in our prayers for peace and comfort for now and always.

  • September 30, 2020
    Ron Shelton lit a candle:
    Lit since September 30, 2020 at 9:25:57 PM

  • September 26, 2020
    Deacon La-Don & Sister Terri Walker says:
    To Mother Vivian Rose, Lauren Rose, Arielle and Derrick Roberts, our hearts are saddened at the passing of our dear brother Elder Edward Rose. He was a wonderful man of God, who loved God and His people. His presence at the COOLJC conventions will be truly missed. We love you and are sincerely Praying for you. May The God of All Comfort, Strengthen you and Keep you. Deacon & Sister La-Don & Terri Walker, Wilmington Delaware.

  • September 26, 2020
    Missionary/Mother Lou Jean Rudd says:
    My condolences with prayers and love goes out to Lady Rose, Family and Church Family. May God confort and strength each of you in Jesus Name Amen! I love you all soooooooooooo muuuuuuuuuch!

  • September 25, 2020
    Alison Lofton says:
    Our prayers will always be with the family.