Funeral Time: Saturday, January 16th at 4:00PM
Rosetta Smithers, 83, of Lexington, widow of Melvin Morris Smithers, died Sunday, January 10, 2021 at her residence. Born November 13, 1937 in Sassafras, KY to the late Wimdom Lee and Lillie Mae Higgins Adams. She was a licensed practical nurse for the Veterans Administration Hospital. Five children, Roger Johnson of Lexington, KY, Revella Cooper of Reynoldsburg, OH, Glenn (Brenda) Johnson of Pikeville, KY and Camesha (Manuel) Davis of Lexington, KY and also to include Melvin “Buddy” Smithers of Lexington, KY, Marie (Jonathan) Green and Vicki Smithers both of Rochester, NY and Angel (Frank) Watkins of Lexington, KY. Rosetta was preceded in death by her loving husband, Melvin Smithers, loving son; Arnold Eugene Johnson; brothers Berlin Adams, Dillard Adams; sisters, Matra Isom, Jessie “Helen” Richmond, Georgia Mae Oliver; a brother, Allen Adams; a grandson, Arnold Tyrone Cooper. Rosetta leaves behind to cherish her memories, her sister and best friend, Dessie Hamilton of Lexington, KY and her brother, Wilbert (Vera) Adams of Lexington, KY. Rosetta had a special place in her heart for grandchildren, Derrick Johnson, Albert Cooper III, LaKresha Cooper, Marissa Jones, Jase Johnson, Nicholas Johnson, Alexandria Risner, D’onte Smithers, Asianna Hogan, Zareya Hogan and Zamara Hogan. Rosetta shared fond memories with dear and near friends, Manuel Davis, Dewayne Hogan, Dora and Glenn Hudson, Maria Peltier, Joanna Robinson, Walter Robinson and Shelia Davis. Rosetta also leaves behind cherished memories of special nieces, Frances Nealey, Patricia Isom and Annette Honaker and special nephew William “Ed” Isom, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great grandchildren and great – great grandchildren all of whom held a special place in her heart. Services will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Kerr Brothers – Harrodsburg Road. Visitation will be from 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be at 11 am Tuesday at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.