SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018
VISITATION: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
HOMEGOING CELEBRATION: 11:00a.m.
DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME
INTERMENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SOUTHERN WISCONSIN VETERANS CEMETERY IN UNION GROVE
ON MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018 AT 2:00 p.m.
Born February 2, 1946, at home, in Drew, Mississippi, to the late Albert Roscoe Sr. & Dessierea Roscoe. He lived most of his life in Racine, WI. Amos Roscoe transitioned at his home, surrounded by family in Racine, Wisconsin on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
As a child, Amos attended Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church. In June of 1966, Amos graduated from Hunter Highschool in Drew MS. He immediately joined the U.S. Army, where he served in Vietnam until November of 1968.
Amos was no stranger to work. He was an employee of Ekco in Chicago, Illinois for 17 years. He also worked for the Duck Farm in Franksville, WI. from 1987-1992. Amos retired after providing home health care to Mr. Myron after 3 years.
After retirement, he enjoyed visiting the wood shop where he carved and created unforgettable mirrors and other pieces. Amos was very talented; he had an undying love for music, playing the piano, harmonica & the guitar. And we cannot forget those mean leg dancing movements & toe tapping.
Amos utilized his gift of comedy & joke telling to place a smile on the face of others, despite how he felt physically.
Amos was preceded in death by his father & his mother: Albert Roscoe Sr. & Dessierea Roscoe; one sister: Minnie McGee.
Amos married his companion of 33 years, Annie Mae Roscoe of Racine, WI. on August 23, 2014. Amos leaves to cherish his amazing wife, Annie Mae Roscoe; one son: Demarlo (Mandi) Freeman of Union City, TN.; three daughters: Ivy Grimes of Yorkville, IL.; Rose Maria (Donald) Johnson of Shreveport,LA; Sharon Roscoe of Lombard, IL.; Latasha Green of Racine, WI.; four step-children: Carolyn Bell, Daniel Bell, Anita Bell & Angles Barber; Amos was blessed to have a total of thirty grandchildren, two great- grandchildren & one special grandson; Jonquan “Jon Jon” Bell. Amos also leaves two brothers: William (Ora) Roscoe of Chicago, IL.; Albert Roscoe Jr. of Milwaukee WI.; five sisters: Jerry D. Horen of Chicago, IL.; Lucille Hood of Racine, WI.; Dorothy Smith of Harvey, LA.; Dorris J. Roscoe of Racine, WI.; Della Mae Johnson of Chicago, IL.; one uncle: Jimmie also known as Jimbo or Ozel Upchurch of Chicago, Il.; he also leaves two very special friends: Oscar Davis & Hazel Norman; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.
Amos was strong, he wasn’t a man of pity & he persevered until the end.
Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Saturday, January 20, 2018 for a visitation 10-11 a.m. A service celebrating Amos’ life and Homegoing will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor A.W. Scaife officiating. His interment will take place at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.