In Memory of Rosa Monroy
Name: Rosa Monroy
Children: Elaine Ravaioli
Birth Date: August 23, 1942
Ascension Date: March 9, 2020
Rosa passed away in the early morning of Monday, March 9 at home by a heart attack.
She was born in Bogota Columbia, South America on August 23, 1942. She has one sister, but they were separated at an early age.
After Rosa came to the United States, she went through many difficulties, but God gave her a daughter, Elaine. While she was raising Elaine by herself, she met Mrs. Sandra Felberbauer, her spiritual mother, and joined the Unification Movement in 1981. With her daughter, Rosa went to the New Jersey church every day, did witnessing activities, fundraising, and served the members in the kitchen.
In 1999, she moved to the Philadelphia church and lived there until she moved to Florida to join Elaine’s family in 2012. She was always happy, healthy and worked hard to serve the members joyfully even though she sometimes had little arguments because of her stubborn nature. But that was Rosa’s nature. After her daughter Elaine graduated from high school and left home, she lived alone. Therefore, she felt all the members were her family.
Her love for True Parents was strong. In Florida, her life became prayer and Hoon Dok Hwe. A few years ago, her family moved to South Carolina, where she began attending the Columbia Family Church. She enjoyed in watching the weekly update and participating in ACLC Prayer Breakfasts. She also helped with cooking, washing dishes, etc. She was also a prayer warrior, and whenever she made some money, she saved it to give to True Mother. Her life was truly the life of a missionary, which is exactly the life she wanted. It was good that she spent time together with her family at the final stage of her life. She will be missed and remembered by many of us.
Rosa is survived by Elaine (daughter), John (son in law), and Dylan (grandson).
Date: Friday, March 13 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, followed by a luncheon
Location: Columbia Family Church – 2120 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29205
Donations can be made to: Columbia Family Church, 2120 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29205 c/o Kazuko Murphy
Flowers can be sent to Columbia Family Church.
If you want to contact any of her family or friends:
Elaine & John Ravaioli’s Home 803-828-9938 (Address: 704 Sweet Thorne Road Irmo, SC 29063)
Randall Reeves 803-331-4449 (SC State pastor)
Eriko Endo 973-653-6684 (NJ)
Shota Iwasaki 267-333-2347 (Pa)
Kazuko Murphy 803-447-1144 (SC)