Obituaries » Deacon Adolph Rocio, Jr.
Deacon Adolph Rocio, Jr.
February 25, 1930 - September 16, 2017
Service Date: September 22, 2017
Funeral Home Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel
Interment Magnolia Cemetery & Mausoleum
Thursday (9/21): Visitation – 2PM to 5PM; Cathedral of Faith Baptist Church
Friday (9/22): Visitation – 11AM to 1PM; Funeral Service – 1PM, Cathedral of Faith Baptist Church; Entombment – Magnolia Cemetery & Mausoleum
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Proverbs 10:9a The man of integrity walks securely…
A blessing came to Adolph Sr, & Frances Mizer Rocio on February 25, 1930 in Eola, Louisiana. They named him Adolph Jr.
Adolph and his mom moved to Beaumont, Texas when he was a young child and lived with his cousins Sam and Frances Jones. He accepted the Lord and was baptized at an early age. He attended Beaumont Public schools and was a 1949 graduate of Charlton Pollard High School.
He played first base for the SouthEnd Eagles baseball team for several years and began a career as a truck driver. He worked for Sampson Steel, Inc. until his retirement after 30 years of service. He came out of retirement to work again only to retire again.
He met Rosa Lee Thomas who was so sweet he nicknamed her “Jelly” they married and a blended family was formed. He remained devoted to her for over 50 years until God called her home on August 7, 2016.
He and his wife, Rosa Lee, united with the Starlight Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor William McCarty, where he served as a deacon and played a role in the building of the new sanctuary at Starlight. In 1990, he united with the Cathedral of Faith Baptist Church. Adolph faithfully served as an attendant of Sunday School and a member of the male chorus for many years. His love for the Lord increased and one of the special things that he was proud of was being ordained as a deacon along with his son, Vincent Rocio.
He had an unwavering faith in God and loved his church family and pastor. He taught his children those same Christian values and the importance of tithing, along with the power of your VOTE. He loved the Lord, his family, church family and those grandkids and a was a Dodgers fan. Every time they came over to visit he made them feel like they were the most important people in his life and ensured that they had everything the needed. Those grandkids of his could do no wrong in Poppa’s eyes. He had a whimsical spirt about him and gave every one of us a nickname and made you feel like you were his favorite child.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Rosa, and two sons, Vincent and Adolph III On Saturday, September 16, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital he earned his Heavenly crown. Leaving to cherish his memory, six sons Roy Stevens (Christy); Charles Rocio (Cheryl); Ronald Rocio (Nandria); Donald Rocio; William Rocio; Patrick Rocio and seven daughters Patricia Washington (Billy); Norma Rocio; Alice Laday; Shelia Bryant (Joseph, III); June Rocio; Connie Rocio and Lorrie Nickson. Stepsister Essie Parker; sisters-in-law Jessie Lezama(Antonio), Bessie Hines(Charles) and Emma Lewis; and brother-in-law McKinley Thomas(Lucille). Twenty-six grandchildren, twenty great-grand children and five great-great grandchildren. Three daughters-in-love Catherine Rocio, Frenell Rocio, and Everlina Stevens, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church members and friends.
On Thursday, September 21, 2017 there will be at visitation from 2 p.m.-5 p.m at at the funeral home.
The Celebration of Life service will be on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Cathedral of Faith Baptist Church (3755 Fannett Rd.) at 1 p.m. with the visitation from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. He will be entombed at Magnolia Cemetery Mausoleum.