Bom-Wrapper

Rosa Heard

Rosa Heard

January 26, 1932 November 7, 2019

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Rosa Heard, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Rosa Heard with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Obituary

Obituary for Rosa Lee Heard (Bennett)

Rosa Lee Heard (Affectionately known as Mother Heard) born January 26, 1932 in Natchez, MS, to Andrew and Annie Laura Bennett. She departed this life peacefully on November 7, 2019 at her residence. She was 87 years old.

Upon moving to Michigan, Rosa married the love of her life Hubert L. Heard Sr. Having confessed Christ at an early age, she became a devoted member of the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church where she remained faithful until her departure. She resided in Ypsilanti, MI with her son Mitchell and his wife Linda, who assisted “her” mom with committed love and care for many years.

Rosa worked many jobs before retiring from Chelsea Milling Company, “Jiffy Mixes. In her later years, she volunteered as a Foster Grandparent, a job which she loved.

Mother Heard was a strong prayer warrior who exemplified an unwavering faith in God. She had a gentle and caring spirit, forever encouraging everyone she spoke with. She had an undying love for her family, church family, and her special friends. She had a close and special relationship with her sister Jean who visited her often. She adored and was very supportive of her Pastor, Rev J. Nathaniel Crout. Her heart’s desire was for all of her family and everyone to be saved. She lived and sang her Testimony, “Down Through the Years, God’s Been Good to Me.”

Rosa was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Annie Laura Bennett, her loving husband, Hubert L. Heard Sr., and one brother, Walter Bennett. She leaves to cherish her memory four siblings: Andrew Bennett of Natchez, MI, Edward Bennett of Ann Arbor, MI, Myrtle Jean (Odis) Richardson of Chelsea, MI, and Theodore (Ester) Bennett of San Francisco, CA; five children: Mitchell (Linda) Heard Sr. of Ypsilanti, MI; Audrey (Rev. J. Nathaniel) Crout of Ypsilanti, MI, J Kirk Heard of Harlem, NY, Myra (Vic) Hamilton of Ypsilanti, MI, and W. Curtis (Donna) Heard of Gross Isle, MI; 18 grandchildren: Michael Heard, Mitchell Heard Jr, Robale Tyler, Tonya Powell, Nathias Heard, Jasmine Jackson, Rev. David Crout, Desmond Hamilton, David Hamilton, Vanesha Smith, Vanessa Norwood, Vic Hamilton Jr, Tyler Hamilton, Andrew Hamilton, Kenney Gowen, W. Curtis Heard Jr, Jeremiah Heard, and Duran Heard; six stepchildren: Hubert Jr. (Dee) Heard, Shirley Heard, Rev. Sheila (Randal) Reed, Janice Jordan, and Yolanda Cranon, all of Toledo, OH, and Larry Heard of California. Several great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, special longtime friends: Charlene Glaze and Zella Taylor, her special son Marsellus Coleman, many special “daughters” of her loving New Covenant church family, and the Caring Staff at Fresenius Dialysis.

Saying goodbye to Rosa/Mom was never short! After saying goodbye, she would always add:
“DRIVE CAREFUL, BE CAREFUL, GOD BLESS YOU, I LOVE YOU, BE BLESSED AND ALL THE GOOD STUFF!”

Her loving words will linger in our hearts forever!

To send flowers to the family of Rosa Lee Heard (Bennett), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
Read Less

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday November 16, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    New Covenant Missionary Baptist
    2345 Tyler Road
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday November 16, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Send flowers for Rosa's Visitation
    Guaranteed delivery before Rosa's First Visitation begins
  • Funeral Service

    Saturday November 16, 2019 | 11:00am
    New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church
    2345 Tyler Road
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday November 16, 2019
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Rev. J. Nathaniel Crout
    Send flowers for Rosa's Funeral Service
    Guaranteed delivery before Rosa's Service begins

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about Rosa. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo to your condolence?
Nicole Holden sent flowers to the family of Rosa Lee Heard (Bennett).
Hand delivered by a local florist
Flowers
Nicole Holden sent flowers to the family of Rosa Lee Heard (Bennett).
Hand delivered by a local florist
NH

Nicole Holden

Sent with love in our hearts from your family in the LHS offices.
Flower Image

Memorial Flowers Purchased

Nicole Holden purchased flowers and planted a memorial tree for the family of Rosa Heard.
Comment | Posted at 10:52am via Floral Arrangements
HS

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

With loving thoughts and memories
Flower Image

Memorial Flowers Purchased

Flowers were purchased for the family of Rosa Heard.
Comment | Posted at 08:06am via Floral Arrangements
T

Tonya

We will miss our dearest friend, whom we consider family. We have close to 50 years of memories to treasure. She will remain in our hearts as a special person that cared and gave to all.
With Love and prayers to the family.
James & Charlene,
Greg & Tonya and Children ,
Charissa & Donovan
and the Glaze Family
Comment | Posted at 12:37pm via Condolence
Loading...

Benefits to Ordering Flowers Through Heartfelt Sympathies

Send Beautiful Flower Arrangements

Ordering through us helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship. Through this service, a card with a picture of your selection will be included so you are able to leave a longer message of support to the family with your thoughtful gesture. Also included is a photo of your arrangement and message which will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website.

The Heartfelt Sympathies Difference:
  • Your flower arrangement will be hand-delivered by a local florist.
  • Choose to send to the service, funeral home, or family's home.
  • Your selected arrangement will be archived in this memorial tribute website in perpetuity.

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Honoring A Life: A Thoughtful Gesture with Global Benefits

Memorial Trees by Honoring A Life

When you choose to have a memorial tree planted for your loved one, you are doing more than simply putting a plant in the ground. You are making a long-term commitment to the environment, and implanting the memories of your loved one in our planet for countless years to come. A memorial tree is a unique tribute that provides global benefits like no other gift could.

What You Receive:
  • A memorial tree planted in the area of greatest need, according to the planting schedule of the American Forests Organization and the Canadian Institute of Forestry.
  • A memorial card to be sent to your home or a person of your choosing which demonstrates the gift you have given.
  • Your name and message listed in this online memorial, and on the honoringalife.org website. (See sample memorial)
Share by: