Rozelle Bedard

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Rozelle Bedard

Rozelle Bedard Rozelle Estes Bedard, 94, of Cullman, Alabama died Saturday, January 5 2019. The public viewing is Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 1 p.m. until the Funeral Services which will be at Moss Funeral Home at 3 p.m. in Cullman, Alabama with Pastor Todd Henderson officiating.
Born in Cullman, Alabama, Rozelle was the daughter of Ed and Ammie Estes. She was one of ten children. Rozelle left home at the age of 18 to work in civil service in Washington D.C. and was transferred to Europe. There she met her husband, Wilbert Ernest Bedard who was in the Army. They married in Vienna, Austria in 1947. They later came back to the states and lived in Ogdensburg, New York for fifteen years before relocating to warmer weather in Cullman. While living in Ogdensburg, New York, Rozelle was the society editor for the Ogdensburg Journal. Upon moving to Cullman, she worked at the Cullman Hospital operating the switchboard and later moved to Human Resources. She worked both at the old hospital and Cullman Regional Medical Center, retiring in 1997. While at the hospital she served on the board for the American Red Cross and did volunteer work for United Way. During her thirty-two years at the hospital she received numerous certificates, awards, recognition for her dedication of service.
She was well known at the hospital during Christmas time as Mrs. Claus for about 25 years. She made her own outfit and used it every year. After retiring she worked at Cook's Pest Control and the Cullman City School system serving lunches. In 1996 she was a contestant and runner up in the Mrs. Senior America of Cullman County Pageant. She performed a skit as Mrs. Claus. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cullman for over fifty years.
Rozelle had the sweetest disposition of anyone you ever met. She always had a smile, a laugh, a helping hand and the most joyful personality you will ever find.
She is survived by her son, Eddie (Sara) Bedard; daughters, Carin Braswell and Lisa (Richard) Forrester; grandchildren, Maria Bedard, Chrissie (Scott) Gardner, Heath (Leanna) Bedard, Zachary Forrester, Emily Forrester, Kristin (Johnathon) Pickett and Amy (Jamie) McClain; great-grandchildren, Tess Gardner, Evy Gardner, Fitz Gardner, Brody Pickett and Danielle McClain.
She was preceded in death by her husband, of 70 years, Wilbert (Bert) Ernest Bedard; son, Bert Bedard Jr.; son-in-law, Floyd Braswell; parents; and 9 siblings.
Donations may be made to The First United Methodist Church of Cullman, AL.
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Moss Service Funeral Home directing.
Published on January 7, 2019
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Faye McMillen
Jan 13, 2019
I had the pleasure to spend a couple of months with Mrs. Bedard as her companion/Sitter. She was still very independent and funny. One of times that runs thru my mind is WORD SEARCH. I ask her to play with me. She said she had never played it before. I explained it to her and pointed out the area the word would be found. Didn't take her long and she was finding them before me. She loved her calendar and it was full as she marked off each day. She had a hard time remembering the current date. So, before she got up in the mornings (I can't draw well) I would make and draw cute notes with the current date on it. She has a wonderful family that I have high respect for. Rozelle, Bert has been wai...ting on you for awhile. Happy reunion. Love, Faye McMillenRead more
Sandy Day
Jan 10, 2019
I loved her so much we had a special bond. I never seen a prettier smile then hers. We got our picture made together that Carin took and it was still hanging in her room when I left Folsom. She will be missed
Christy Keeton
Jan 07, 2019
I am so blessed to have had the privilege to take care of this sweet lady. She will be greatly missed. I never saw her where she wasn’t smiling. She always had the biggest smile on her face. I’m so glad I got to spend New Years Eve day with her at our little party. She was so happy when she figured out how to blow her horn. She was an amazing lady and I’m blessed I got to know her. We love you and will miss you dearly