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Roslyn Fisher was called home by the Lord, on July 21, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
Her celebration of life will be 11am, Friday, August 2, 2019 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church 730 West 6th Street, Michigan City, Indiana burial will follow in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Viewing will be 10am Friday, August 2, 2019 at the church until the time of service.
Roslyn Ethyl Fisher was born August 2, 1935 to Otis and Margaret Caperton in Chicago, IL. Margaret began singing to Roslyn while she was still in her womb and when Roslyn was old enough, she began singing praises to the glory of God. Eleven months after her birth came a little sister named Peggy. Now there were three people in the household singing from morning until night.
Roslyn sang in the youth choir at Mount Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, but, was soon invited to join the Adult choir. During this period Margaret, Roslyn and Peggy formed a trio and made guest appearances at sister churches throughout the westside of Chicago.
Roslyn later married and was blessed with three children, William (Cedric), Patrice (Peppy) and Eric. Later, God sent Lorenzo Sanchez and Clara Tucker into her life to add to the family.
In 1956, Roslyn joined the Treadwell Community Singers of Chicago under the leadership of Willie A. Treadwell. As a member of the Treadwells she made regular appearances on the Sunday morning Gospel T.V. program “Jubilee Showcase”. The highlight of her Treadwell experience was singing on an album produced by the group entitled “Heaven in My View”.
In 1975, The Lord directed Roslyn to move to Michigan City, IN where she united with the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor R.T. Shipp. She became an active member and directress of the combined choir and later directress of the combined choir and later directress of the New Hope Layman’s Men’s Choir. She continued to carry on her work under the leadership of the following pastor, Pastor Eddie L. Jenkins.
A highlight of her musical career in Michigan City was recording a CD with the Michigan City Mass Choir in 2002, directed by Pastor Dewitt Jackson entitled “I won’t forget”.
After much soul-searching Roslyn intensely studied the “Word” of God to show herself approved, becoming an ordained evangelist to further her ministry through song.
Another part of her ministry was to be charitable to her community. In her lifetime, she helped countless people whether it was something as simple as giving a person a ride, providing food and assistance, or opening her home to many people, for extended periods of time, when they were in need.
Roslyn leaves to cherish her memories, sons, William Cedric Pettis and Lorenzo (Pat) Sanchez both of Chicago, IL, daughters Partrice “Peppy” Pettis of Michigan City, IN, and Clara Tucker of Indianapolis, IN. Special nephew, Brient Thomas. She also leaves behind Grandchildren Alexia “Mita” Pettis, Gian Mariano Sutton, Jeneva “Noonie” Sutton, Lanise Pettis, Antony Pettis, Gabrielle “Marie” Pettis, and Tania, Javier, Adrian, and Angelina Sanchez. Special great-grandchildren, Israel and Jesus Pettis. And a host of relatives and friends. Special friends, Gloria Bond, Gracie Mumphrey, Ms. Bobbie Martin, Hazel Williams and Johnnie Mae Harrison. She was preceded in death by mother and step-father Margaret and James Wadley, sister Peggy Thomas and son Eric Sutton Sr., daughter-in-law Debra Sutton and grandson Eric Sutton Jr.