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SISTER ALMA FLORENCE YVETTE ROLLERSON-TWITTY To everything there is a season, a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1
A TIME TO BE BORN:
On October 26, 1921 in Medill, Texas, now known as Novice, Texas, Willie and Birdie Rollerson wel comed their beautiful daughter, Alma Florence Yvette Rollerson into the world.
A TIME TO DIE:
God called Alma Florence Yvette Rollerson-Twitty from earth to glory on Friday, May 7, 2021 where she received her crown in Heaven.
A TIME TO PLANT AND A TIME TO HARVEST:
Alma Florence Yvette Rollerson grew up in Paris, Texas where she was the youngest of her siblings. Her parents instilled in her the importance of valuing a good education regardless of economic status. Because her father was blind and loved the word of God, she quickly became an avid reader and committed to memory many of the scriptures she had learned by reading to him. She excelled in school and later graduated as salutatorian from Gibbons High School in Paris, Texas. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics at Prairie View A&M University with a secondary concentration in Elementary Education. Additional graduate studies were completed at Texas A&M University, Commerce, Texas.
A TIME TO SCATTER:
Alma Florence Yvette Rollerson was later united in Holy Matrimony to the late Homer Twitty and was blessed to have three daughters, Homerzelle, Carolyn and Vickye. As an elementary school teacher, Sister Twitty served as a strong example in the educational community throughout the desegregation years. Sister Twitty’s career included both Delmar and Lamar County School Districts before retiring after 37 years in public education.
She was a strong virtuous woman and a loyal, active member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church of Paris, Texas for over 70 years. Even though she retired from public education, she continued to instruct as a Sunday School teacher for well over fifty years. As a nonagenarian, she maintained a weekly bible study ministering to women in the City-Wide Missionary Society. Her unwavering faith and commitment to God gave her the respect from young and old alike, as she continued to support Christian ministries at home and abroad.
She was able to effectively balance her work, church and community with a spirit of excellence. As a steadfast leader in her community she was recognized for her participation in the Lamar-Delta Retired Teachers and School Employees Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. In 2012 and 2015 she was recognized as an Outstanding Educator and Leader by New Birth Baptist Church and Olive Branch Baptist Church respectively. Additionally, in October, 2005, she was honored by the Senate of The State of Texas with Resolution No. 96 and was awarded a letter of commendation from Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and a congratulatory letter from President Barak and Michelle Obama.
Our Matriarch, Our Mother, and Friend leaves to continue her legacy: Her three daughters: Homerzelle Reed, Carolyn (Deacon Hosie) Briley, Jr., Vickye (James) Meeks, Jr.; Seven grandchildren: Trenton (JooYoung Choi) Hancock, Pastor Mike (First Lady Sumetra) Reed, First Lady Sheree (Supt. Eric) Andrews, David (Temesha) Johnson, Lynsey, Deon (Bridgette) Reed, and Shari; Nine Great-grandchildren: Arianna, Brielle, Carter, Kennedy, Ryan, Angel Rose, Angelica, Olivia and Josiah and a host of nieces, nephews, and many beloved church members and friends.
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