Mrs. Rosalea Martin Lacks, widow of Watt Lacks, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the age of 79. Born in Phenix on Aug. 30, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Douglas and Ethel Martin.

Rosalea had a green thumb and loved to grow flowers, read, cook and travel. 

She was retired from Craddock Terry Shoe Factory and was a member of Church of God of Prophecy, Clover.

She is survived by daughters Teresa Bouzakis and husband Manny of Danville, Trudy Dalton and husband Mark of Halifax and Rhonda Elliott and husband David of Alton; daughter-in-law Judy L. Lacks; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen “Bea” Mingo, of Seal Beach, California.

In addition to her parents and her husband, a daughter, Roxie Harris, son Barry Lacks, grandson Craig Fallen, siblings Ruth Cockman, Douglas Martin, Bertha Doran, Marshall Martin, Clarence Martin, Lorene Matthews, Fred Martin, Nell Jeanette Martin and Meria Martin Harris also preceded Mrs. Lacks in death.

Funeral services will be Sunday, June 9, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Church of God of Prophecy.

Interment will follow in the Clover Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and other times at the home of Rhonda and David Elliott, 1187 Woodsdale Road, Alton.

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The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.