The Reverend Rose Marie Johnson Schmoll was born in Smithfield, North Carolina, the sixth of nine children of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Edward Johnson. She was preceded in death by her sister, Nolia Johnson Martinson, and four of her five brothers -- Franklin Johnson, Donald Johnson, Robert Johnson, and Charles Johnson. Pastor Rose, as she was known to her parishioners, is survived by her beloved children, Jeffrey Schmoll and his wife, Lisa; Jennifer Larson; Brett Schmoll and his wife, Rocio. Her seven grandchildren, likewise beloved, also survive her. Her surviving siblings are: Muriel Tyler of Morrilton, Arkansas; Thomas Johnson of Timmonsville, South Carolina; and Genevieve Waddell of Nashville, Tennessee. Rose graduated from Smithfield High School in 1951. She graduated from the University of North Carolina 1955 with a BA degree in Education. In 1987 she graduated from the American Baptist Seminary of the West. She has gone to be with the Lord leaving behind a legacy of greatly impacted lives.
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