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On July 6, 1961 in Limon, Costa Rica, Central America, a wonderful individual was born to Evangelina Iglesias and Absalom Williams, and raised by Maria Bixon. Rosa Iglesias was her name. She lived in Cahuita, Costa Rica among people that loved her. She attended escuela Mixta de Cahuita primera, Colegio Duirno de Limon, studied Real Estate, and continuously pursued education to better herself and benefit those around her. Growing up in Cahuita, she was a fun loving, but very wholesome and conservative person.
Rosa chose Jesus as her Savior through baptism into the Cahuita SDA Church, but was also a member of Limon Central SDA church and Santa Eduviges SDA church at various times. She was a member of the Pathfinder Club, the choir, and participated in singing groups.
On December 27, 1981, Rosa married the love of her life, Johnny Bryant. In 1985, she moved to New York to join her husband and extended family. From New York, she and Johnny moved to Orlando, Florida where they joined and remained members of Patmos Chapel SDA church in Winter Park, Florida for close to 30 years. Her favorite scripture was Proverbs 3:5 — “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
Rosa was well known for going out of her way to help others. She loved her husband very much; cherished her children; and took extreme pride in her two grandchildren, King Zion and Trust Love Prater. However, she loved her grand nieces and nephews just as much. She was close to her extended family, and up until her last breath, wanted to be close to all of them. She expressed her love through serving and caring, but mainly cooking. Showing them a better and healthier way to live was her prime motivation. She wanted everyone to know that they should make their health a priority. She said, "use me as an example. You do not want to go through this." She really wanted to see her family thrive and live a full life.
Rosa was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and achieved remission. Not long ago, it reappeared; however, she put up a good fight and maintained a strong faith in the Lord and the promise of eternal life. Rosa at age 56, died peacefully among her beloved family on Sunday, February, 4, 2018. She will be missed, but we have a hope that we shall see her on that Great day.
She leaves her legacy of love to her husband, Johnny Bryant; their children: Johnny Bryant, Jr., Shannah Bryant Prater, and Ali Akeem Bryant; her grandchildren King Zion and Trust Love Prater; her siblings, Josefina Casilda Iglesias, Nicolai Iglesias, Sharon Jadwicia Iglesias, Marlon Antonio Iglesias, Priscilda Yamileth Brown Iglesias, Eva Bryant (Trixie), Humberto Williams (Memo), and those that she regarded as siblings: Eloisa Maria Iglesias, Cathia Melissa Iglesias, Jose Alberto Tyndall (Cinco). Her sisters-in-law: Eleonor Bryant Ordain, Patricia Mitchell, Anna Bryant, and Olga Bryant; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved friends.
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