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Roz James

Rossull James passed away early Monday morning February 15, 2021 after a long bout with stage four breast cancer. Known by her family and friends as Roz she was born and raised in New Orleans, La. where she was among the first class of integrated students to attend John F. Kennedy High School. She later moved to New Jersey following the birth of her two sons and returned to school to pursue a career in architecture and drafting. She worked for companies such as Blue Cross, Phillips, and lastly, Jarmel Kizel Architects, & Engineers Inc. She received countless promotions until settling into her career as a Mechanical/Electrical CAD Engineer. Rossull had a deep passion for food, she loved to go out to eat with the family. Her sarcasm, humor, and wit were unmatched. Rossull’s hobbies included sewing, knitting, playing Tetris, and watching movies. Especially movies staring her favorite actor, Denzel Washington. She will be deeply and truly missed.

She was predeceased by her Mother, Celestine; Father, Herbert and brother, Benny. She is survived by her sister Tamara Thompkins; brother Garnett Thompkins; sister-in-law Eva Harper and her two sons Roger and Ross James.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Raritan Bay Funeral Service, 729 Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ. Cremation is private. 

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Thank you for the snow, we will remember you and our times together. Laree, Ortega,Eva

Laree Dean Mar 4 2021 12:00 AM

My Mom ...

As a boy you are taught to idolize your father. I've always been told I resemble him, damn near a clone.
Being estranged from my family for years, I had no sophisticated database of mannerisms or responses to draw from; I became my own person.
It wasn't until a random day of a random year where I was cooking or eating ... and I was nodding my head.
I stopped myself.
Where had I seen this before? it was familiar, done out of reflex.
When I realized what I was doing, and where it came from ... as if a veil had been lifted, full realization.
This culminates in the very photo used in this obituary.
Anyone who knows me, knows I come equipped with sunglasses.

Thank you for the years, the love, the music, the food, and the fight.
I'll leave a light in my window for you, Momma.

Rogers "Raj" James Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

Hallo Auntie though we haven't seen each other in a while I'm very glad we've gotten a chance to talk and catch up. You will be missed.

Bennie Thompkins Jr.

Bennie Thompkins Jr. Feb 21 2021 12:00 AM

Roz, we will miss you. You were a great person and I feel privileged to be a part of your life. A memory I would like to share is how you and your sister would address our kids Christmas gift tags from the elves for us. We did this so they wouldnt recognize our hand writing. You guys took it and ran with it!! Random hand writing of your own and looking up online the names of elves to use. You guys did this for years and even our kids, who are now teenagers, remember Roz, the lady who did the Christmas labels! Thank you. You will be missed!!

Jason Feb 21 2021 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family. Roz was a person with incredible courage and a huge heart, who was always selflessly ready to help someone in need. She was so loved, with her family there for her at every step of her journey. She will be truly missed.

Bruno Fang Feb 21 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to Rozs family and friends, who must miss her terribly. Roz was an absolute joy to work with. Down to earth and kind-hearted. She will be missed!

Stacy Feb 21 2021 12:00 AM

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