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RoseAnn Williams

December 10, 1952 — May 23, 2024


RoseAnn Williams

RoseAnn Williams, 71, entered into her eternal life on May 23, 2024. She was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky by her loving parents, Gilbert and Ann Hoke.

RoseAnn was the second eldest of eleven children, and she adored all ten of her uniquely wild and crazy siblings, Tammy Cox, Jimmy Hoke, Tutti Higdon, Lee Hoke, Scrap Hoke, Peter Hoke, Patrick Hoke, Mari Etta Justice, Joey Hoke, and Gina Hoke-Dickey.

Being one of the eldest children in a large family lent itself to RoseAnn’s amazing ability to care for others. She was a strong, thoughtful, funny, and inspiring woman, who always put others before herself. She was never afraid to speak her mind, and never met a stranger. She enjoyed reading, playing bingo and crazy bridge, and attending card parties with her family and friends. 

RoseAnn spent 23 years with the love of her life, Tom Williams. The years they shared together were perfectly imperfect. There is no question they are true soulmates who are now together once more.

RoseAnn’s legacy lives on through her children, Judy Kirby (Barry), Jennifer Warner (Mick), Christina Kirby, and Jake Williams (Lori). To her children, RoseAnn was a true superhero, who always managed to help figure out the seemingly “unfigureoutable” things in life. Even in her final days, in a quiet and subtle way, she continued to demonstrate unwavering love for her children. 

She earned the title of “World’s Best Nana” from her grandchildren Crystal King (Michael), Alisha Remines (Andrew), Brandon Grammer, Amanda Grammer, Tina Ratliff (Tim), Bryon Kirby, Shawn Grammer, Aaliyah Kirby (Mike), and Kadence Thompson, and her great-grandchildren Hunter, Michael, Ashton, Alyssa, Ethan, Haileigh, Kinley, Peyton, Ava, Rylee, Arionna, Carter, Avaya, Amiyah, Lily, and Ariyah.

RoseAnn was also an amazing aunt to countless nieces and nephews, and an incredible friend to many, including her best friend, Catherine Rusche. In her later years, she enjoyed the love and companionship of her spoiled dog, Bentley. 

Losing RoseAnn feels like losing the sun. The world will always feel a bit dimmer without her radiant light. But, the beautiful thing about the sun is that even when it sets, it leaves behind a lingering glow with the promise of a new day. And so does RoseAnn. She leaves behind the glow of her love, echo of her laughter, and the imprint of her generosity. She will continue to live on in the ones she loved. 

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