Rosemary Kiser

Rosemary Kiser, 93, of Ridgecrest, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

She was born July 25, 1926 in Natchez, Mississippi, to the union of her parents, Willie and Cora Thornburg.

Mrs. Kiser was a lifelong resident of Ridgecrest, and a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Rosemary and her husband enjoyed traveling and camping. She had a strong spirit and strong love for her family. She enjoyed family gatherings, cooking, and card games with her church ladies.

Services were held at 12-noon on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with the Revs. Dennis Baker and Denny Braswell officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Ridge Presbyterian Cemetery in Natchez, MS., under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Ferriday.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Roy Kiser, Sr; son, Roy Charles Kiser, Jr; grandson, Cam Fairbanks, parents; and three brothers, Norman, Frank and J.C. Thornburg.

She is survived by her daughters, Joy K. Vestal and Jen K. Oxley and husband Jerry, all of Jonesville; grandchildren, Rowdy Sewell and wife Marion of Ruston, Candy Fairbanks of Jonesville, Derek Johnson and wife Kristen of Jena, and Kyle Johnson and wife, Rose of Alexandria, Kala Kiser and Tiffany Mannino;12 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Rowdy Sewell, Derek Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Hunter Key, Clay Fairbanks and Steve Edwards.

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