Rose Otis Obituary, Death – Rose Otis was the first woman to hold the position of director of Women’s Ministries for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. She passed away on January 7, 2023, after a long and fruitful career in this role. The news of her passing has left her family as well as the family of the Texas Conference completely heartbroken. Her body was laid to rest on the day that was observed as the Sabbath.
She made history by becoming the first woman in the annals of the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to ever hold the post of vice president, so blazing a trail and setting a standard. During the time that she was working as a delegate at the General Conference, she began work on a series of devotional books for the Seventh-day Adventist Church Women’s Ministries. These books would later be published.
One of the devotional book series that is made available annually by our Texas Adventist Book Center in Keene is called the Seventh-day Adventist Church Women’s Ministries Devotional Book Series. She was very well organized, Elton DeMoraes, who was serving as President of the Texas Conference at the time, said, and he thought she was an excellent speaker. He also said that she was very enthusiastic about evangelism.
Elton DeMoraes was kind enough to supply us with this information. He went on to say that “we worked on various initiatives together” while I was working as a pastor in Houston during the time that he was there. During this difficult time, we would like her husband, Harold “Bud” Otis, Jr., and their family to know that we are thinking of them and that we are expressing our condolences to them. Because this is a challenging time, we want them to know that we are thinking about them and that we are here for them. We express our gratitude that she won’t be sleeping for a very long time and that Jesus will return to earth very soon.