Rosemarie McEwan

March 25, 1938 ~ May 20, 2022 (age 84)


On May 20, 2022, God called home His faithful servant Rosemarie McEwan, age 84, of Hazlehurst, Georgia. She battled Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia over the past 4 years, and was lovingly cared for by her daughter and the staff at Vista Park Health & Rehabilitation Center in Douglas, Georgia.
Rosemarie was born on March 25, 1938 in Parkersburg, West Virginia to Edwin Luther Dailey and Nellie Hughes Dailey. She is proceeded in death by her parents; sister Regina Muzik: niece Renee Shepard; and husbands Donald J. Proehl and Alex C. McEwan.
Survivors include her daughter Gretchen (Stan) Taylor of Hazlehurst, Ga, Leanna V. Proehl of Brookhaven Ga. Grandson, Ben Taylor of Jacksonville, FL., grandchildren, AJ and Alexa Taylor of Lancaster, PA. Brothers Ray (Mary) Dailey of Columbus, Ohio and Ron Dailey of Franklin, NC; as well as several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews.
Rosemarie was a graduate of Marion Franklin H.S., Columbus, Ohio and attended Lee College, Cleveland, TN. She was a member of Pine Castle UMC. Orlando, FL. for 27 years and a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church, Hazlehurst, Ga.
Rosemarie was a strong woman of faith, a prayer warrior, an encourager and an overcomer. She never knew a stranger and always had a heart for the needs of others. Growing up in a musical family she loved to gather with family and friends around the piano to sing, as well as taking photos at various occasions to make “Memory books” for others. She was a lover and collector of all things “Popeye”. For over 5o years she visited nursing homes – calling BINGO, leading activities and sharing the love of God. She was blessed to have enjoyed two pilgrimages to Israel … walking where Jesus walked.
Rosemarie’s gifts of “gab” and decorating served her well during her 30 + years career with Home Interiors & Gifts (Senior Unit Director), as well as a Senior Unit Director with Parklane Jewelry in her latter years before her health declined. In 2008, upon moving to Hazlehurst from Orlando, FL. Rosemarie began a “No Hats Society” – a gathering of women who enjoyed fellowship and ministering to one another’s’ needs during outings, luncheons, home visits with shut-in’s and a prayer/card ministry. She enjoyed being a member of the Hazlehurst UMC Prayer group. When she was no longer able to speak due to the effects of Parkinson’s, she ministered to others through closing her eyes and praying.
Rosemarie was loved by many and will be dearly missed. She would want you to receive Jesus as your Savior, live a life serving others in His name while here on earth, and join her one day with the saints who have gone before us to praise and worship our mighty God for eternity.
A Celebration of Rosemarie’s life will be held at Consolation Baptist Church, 6316 Golden Isles Pkwy. West, Baxley, Georgia 31513 on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Visitation will begin at 10:00am, followed by the service at 12:00 noon. Rev. Stan Taylor will officiate.
Honorary pallbearers will be all Friends and Family in attendance.
Active pallbearers will be Ben S. Taylor, Jeff Dailey, D.J. Highum, Anden Dowdy, Skyler Spirnak and Noah Highum.
Music will be rendered by Rosemarie’s family and friend Jeffery Spell.
Interment will take place following the service at Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Vista Park, Coffee Regional Medical Center and Bethany Hospice Staff (all of Douglas Ga.) for their loving and compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions, in memory of Rosemarie McEwan, be made Vista Park Health & Rehabilitation Center – Activities Program, 1319 Ocilla Road, Douglas Georgia 31533, or Gideon’s International.
Rosemarie’s family may be contacted at 393 Douglas Highway, Hazlehurst, Ga. 31539
The Family and Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home respectfully ask all in attendance to continue to follow social distancing guidelines set by our local health district and the DC.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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