Rose Gathers

Rose Ada Gathers (Cason)

Sunday, January 9th, 1944 - Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
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Born in Hackensack, NJ, Mrs. Rose Ada Cason Gathers, very-quietly left to meet with God, her parents
her siblings and Baby Justyn on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the St. Mary’s Hospital, Passaic, NJ
A long-time resident of Paterson, Lodi, and Passaic, NJ she attended and graduated the Lodi Public
School System. She was lastly employed first as a Customer Service Representative in the
sewing/textiles department of Saddlebrook’s Wal-Mart. She remained there for over 20 years, retiring
as late as 2020. When her health allowed she was an active member of the Chapter 5 Order of the
Eastern Star, former member of the New St. James Baptist Church, Newark, NJ. She was an active
participant and leader in her position as the Building Representative at the Vreeland Residential
Community, Passaic, NJ

As a strong, but passionate, and concerned neighbor, the neighboring residents, friends, and strangers
naturally referred to her as Mrs. Gathers. Extremely quiet, internally private, however so thoughtful and
sincere, she garnered a wealth of friends but most importantly somethin’ you don’t see much anymore:

RESPECT. Ask anyone

Mrs. Gathers was baptized at an early age at the Christ Temple Baptist Church, Paterson, under the
leadership of Rev. Freddie Roberson. She was a caring and forgiving soul, who immensely enjoyed her
children, family and friends that gaming, outings, bar-b-ques and travel would always provide.
A world-class Seamstress, as evident by the clothing that was designed, sewn, wore, all by her, her
children, the family and friends. Often prompted by her children to make it a business, she was
steadfast in her refusal. She once said to a son, “once it becomes work, then I won’t enjoy it as much”.

In 1962 she married the late Johnny Gathers and remained this union until his death in May of 1978.

Later in 1978 she met and maintained a continued relationship with James Durant.

She is survived by James “Papa-Rick” Durant, Long-time Lover, Friend, Partner, Care-Giver, and

Four children: Robin Darlene, Kenneth (Karen Hunter), Paulette, Care-Giver, and Gerard
(Sharlet Danner) Gathers.

Grand-children: Leslie Brown, Jr, Kendra Andrea Gathers, Jerron & Tyler
Danner, Raymond Marquise Wardell, and Pearlshiya Bland.

Three Great-grands: Jaedyn, Jael, and Skyla.

God-Children: Mark Thomas, Alicia Burgess, Sheema Wynn, Jahnique Spinelli
plus a host of nieces,nephews, cousins and other extended family and friends.

Mrs. Gathers was predeceased by the following;
Father Walter Cason 1945, Mother Willie-Pearl Cason, 1981

Sisters Ruby Mae Cason, 1964,
Pauline Brown, 1997, Laura Polk, 2009

Brother Ernest Cason, 1978
and Grandson Justyn Zamir, 2002.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm
    The Madonna Multinational Home For Funerals
    PASSAIC 07055
  • Service

    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 12:00pm
    The Madonna Multinational Home For Funerals
    PASSAIC 07055
  • Interment

    St. Peter's Cemetery


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Daryl Perry Newport News Va

Posted at 02:24pm
Ken, Karen and the rest of the Gathers family. My deepest sympathy for your loss and my prayers are with you. Love and Blessings
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Praying and sending heartfelt condolences from the White family (Dead End of Burgess). May God's peace comfort you all.

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