Rosia Lee (Dinkins) Connor was born to the late Lee and Allean (Logan) Dinkins Sr., on August 7, 1933 in Cottege Hill, Alabama. She attended Ottege Hill Elementary school and graduated from Central High School in 1949/50 school year. Rosia attended Spaulding Business College and worked at Gordon's Insurance company. She loved playing the piano and singing praises to God at Ebenezer Baptist Church and Morning Star Church in Lloyd Station Mobile, Alabama.
When Rosia move to California she met Dr. Charles C. Connor and they were united in Holy Matrimony on November 16, 1955. To this union came 4 stepchildren and 4 children were born in this union. Rosia was the First Lady of Second Baptist Church for 2 years and First Lady of First Baptist Church of Perris for 17 years. She also played the piano for the senior choir and the youth choir. Rosia was a jewel to the youth in the church and the community. She worked for the United States Post Office and retired after 39 years.
On May 3, 2019 surrounded by her loving family, beloved mother, grandmother and sister, Rosia Lee Connor went home to be with her Lord and Savior. She leaves to cherish her life 4 stepchildren, Charles Edward Connor, Linda Connor, Stephanie Connor and Deborah Connor; their 4 children, La Gretta Connor, Francis (Patricia) Connor, Rodney (Drenda) Connor and Vincent Connor; 16 grandchildren, Alisha, Jordan, Chantelle (Antonia), Monique, Rodney Jr., Francis Jr., Preauna (Martin), Dominque, Amanda, Kristy, Breanna, Arianna, Jermiron, Vivika, Laiya; 23 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 3 sisters, Betty (Joe) Rodgers (both deceased), Verdia (Booker T) Oliver and Regenia (Glenn deceased) Johnson. 7 brothers, Lee Jr. (Louise and Christabell both deceased), Ben Sr. (Johnnie Mae deceased), Lonnie Alfred, Daniel (deceased) (Gloria), Samuel (Wendy deceased) and Michelle, James Leo (deceased), Vanard (Diane) Dinkins; as well as a host of nieces and nephews, cousins family members and friends. Rosia will forever be loved, cherished and remembered by those she loved.
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.