Rhumenia Singletary

Visitation at Main Service

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Church Of Jesus Christ
16 Helena St.
Rochester, New York, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Monday, March 26, 2018
Church Of Jesus Christ
16 Helena St.
Rochester, New York, United States

Obituary of Rhumenia Singletary

Rhumenia "Lillie" Singletary, was born on August 23, 1943 in Kingstree, South Carolina to the late John and Evelyn Grant. "Lillie," as she was affectionately called, attended St. Marks School in Kingstree, South Carolina. As a child, she enjoyed playing with her many siblings. Two of her favorite games were Tic Tac Toe and Jacks.

Lillie migrated to Rochester, New York at the age of 19. She was married to Edward R. Singletary. To this union, four children were born; Michael, Vincent, Renita "Nette" and Angelena. She also had one adopted daughter, Roland.

She worked as a Para Professional at #6 school, where she was loved by both students and staff. After over 30 years of dedicated service, she was blessed to be able to retire.

Lillie was a very loving and giving person. She was a foster parent for over 25 years. During this time, she was able to care and nurture dozens of children right in her home.

In 1979, Lillie dedicated her life to Christ and became a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ under the late Bishop Allmon Bailey. She was baptized in Jesus name and filled with the Holy Ghost. She loved the Lord and always had an encouraging word for everyone. The church was an intricate part of her life. Sister Singletary was a devoted mother who proudly took her children to church every Sunday. As a member of the church, she loved serving God and His people. She wouldn't hesitate to graciously host delegates in her home when they traveled to Rochester. Not only that, but for many years, she prepared the pie crust for the sweet potato pies that the church sold at the Public Market. She also faithfully served on numerous church auxiliaries such as the Pastor's Aid Committee, the Senior Usher Board where she loved to usher and greet the saints on Sundays, the Vacation Bible School, and working the Steam Table.

Sister Lillie Singletary was a sharp dresser and always wore beautiful suits and hats to church. She had a generous heart and loved to share the good news of Jesus to all she came in contact with.

Her daughter, Renita, vividly recalls a time in the early 1970's when her mother noticed a battered and bruised young pregnant woman walking across the field by #6 school. It was evident that this woman did not live in the neighborhood. She was dazed and confused. Renita witnessed her mother invite the woman into her home, feed and treat her wounds and even combed her hair. She reassured her that she was safe and could rest. The young woman felt so comfortable that she took a very long nap. When she awoke, Lillie prayed with her and told her about Jesus and His love for her.

Lillie had quite a few hobbies which included cooking, sewing, cross stitching and crossword puzzles. She also loved to watch reality T.V. shows such as the Peoples Court and Judge Judy.

Rhumenia "Lillie" peacefully departed this life early Friday, March 16, 2018. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Evelyn Grant; sisters, Lila Mae Scott, Virginia Rich, Lucille Scott, Everlena Jackson, Ruth Grant, Janice Harley; and brother, John Grant, Jr.

She leaves to cherish her memory; children, Michael Singletary, Rochester New York, Vincent (Beverly) Singletary, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Renita (Herley-Deceased) Satterfield, Chesapeake, Virginia, Angelena Singletary and Roland Watson, Rochester, New York; three sisters, Pernerva Singletary, Carletha Hooten and Mary Ann Chandler; three brothers, David Grant, Elijah Grant, and Joseph Grant, all of Rochester, New York; eight grangchildren; Mikel, Marcella, Michael Jr., Marshae, Christian, Jayson, Lauryn and Gabrielle; eleven great grandchildren; and one God-child, RosaLeigh Sealy. She also leaves her best friend of 50 years, Emma "Jean" Ashford Johnson of Los Angeles, California; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, along with her church family and many friends.

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