Funeral services for Rosalyn Estella (Pride) Rangel, 69, of Wilson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church of Wilson with Pastor Waylon Dancer officiating. Interment will follow at the Bomar ~ Point Cemetery of Wilson. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.
Rosalyn was born July 15, 1945, at Wilson to the late Joseph George Pride and Margaret Emma (Monson) Pride. She departed this life Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at the Wilson Nursing Home.
Rosalyn was raised in Wilson attending school there. She graduated high school as valedictorian of her class and then attended college at the Chickasha Women’s College on a music scholarship. Rosalyn was an exceptional pianist. She married Eddie Rangel on Dec. 23, 1966, at Wilson. They made their home in Los Angeles. To this union they were blessed with a daughter, Rosalva. Rosalyn and Rosalva moved to Wilson a few years later where Rosalyn remained a resident. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wilson.
Preceding her in death were her parents; brother, Joseph Theren “Little Joe” Pride; and husband, Eddie Rangel in 1999.
Survivors include a daughter, Rosalva Dean and husband, Bill of Grapevine, Texas; two grandchildren, Brandon Dean and Brian Dean; cousins, Gale Clark of Moore and Kay Dickner of Peoria, Ariz.; numerous other family; and a host of friends.
Casket bearers are friends and family.
A special thank you to all the staff of the Wilson Nursing Home for their kind felt care and support.
Family visitation will be from 6 to 7 this evening at the funeral home in Wilson.
Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.