Rev. Obie's Story

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Rev. Obie Rolling Jr. traded his earthly home for his heavenly home on February 28, 2018, at his Huntsville residence, surrounded by his family that will miss him dearly. He was born on February 11, 1937, to Obie Sr. and Azzie Rolling, in Walker County. Both who preceded him death. Rev. Rolling served for many years as pastor of Unity of Faith Missionary Baptist Church, in Huntsville and in later years became Pastor Emeritus, until his passing. Rev. Rolling, is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Shirley Rolling; children: Shirlette DeCarlo Deveraux and Orlan Craig Rolling (Iwanna); grandchildren: Shiree, Orlan DeShaun, Jermil, Shannon DeCarlos, Brandon, Chonda, and Crenisha; great grandchildren: Jordan, Semaj and Noelle; siblings: Laura Grant, Johnnie Mae Simmons, Maggie J. Wanza (John D.), Jewel Rolling, John T. Rolling (Helen), Nelson Johnson, Jr., Kenneth Rolling and Sanford McGowan (Hattie); and a host of numerous relatives and friends. Viewing for friends and family will be, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 12:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Cox Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Rollings homegoing service will be Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 12:00 P.M. at Unity of Faith Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Northside Cemetery.
Published on March 5, 2018
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