Obituary of Keith and Fedencia Rouse
Fedencia N. Rouse of Labelle, Fl passed away suddenly on December 17th 2023. Succumbing to injuries sustained while in a motor vehicle accident alongside her beloved husband, who joined her in meeting the Lord a mere two weeks later. She was 95 years old.
Fedencia was born to Lillian E. Reid and Victor E. Powells in Thomas US Virgin Island on November 16th 1928. She was the second of their three children (all deceased).
In her mid-twenties, she left St. Thomas in pursuit of a more promising future for New York City. Later joined by her mother Lilly, sister Dagmar (deceased), and her son Lloyd. In her early fifties, she met and married Keith C. Rouse. And they lived happily in Queens, New York before retiring together to Labelle in 1995.
Fedencia was dearly loved. Not only was she a mother to her son, but she was also Auntie Den Den, Auntie Dencie, and of course, Auntie to her four nieces and nephews. And she was a doting grandmother to Shalema.
Quiet and God-loving, Den Den enjoyed reading and studying her bible, taking long walks, and doing beadwork. And there was never a stray cat in her presence that went unfed or uncared for. Known for her humor, her directness, and her honesty she, along with her husband Keith, has been a faithful member of The Labelle Church of God since moving to La Belle.
She was a dedicated and efficient worker. Hardly taking days off or vacationing. One could set a clock by her. However, she valued time spent outside of work with her family even more. Upon retirement, she and Keith rarely sat still enjoying traveling the country and enjoying life together.
Mrs. Fedencia Rouse is survived by her son Lloyd E. Spooner, her granddaughter Shalema Spooner. Kathleen Rodriguez (niece), Gary Santos (nephew), Doug Santos (nephew), Willford Powells (nephew), Jasmin Rodrigues (niece) and Christopher Rodriguez (nephew). And numerous additional great nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her loyal cat Tiger who misses her dearly.
Services for both Fedencia and Keith Rouse will be held on Saturday, January 27th at The Labelle Church of God in Labelle: 590 E. Hickpochee Ave.
Viewing will begin at 10 am, immediately followed by funeral services.
The family would like to express our gratitude for all your prayers, love, and support during our time of grief and reembrace.
Keith Colbourne Rouse of 4036 S Edgewater Circle, LaBelle, Florida, formerly of Queens, New York and Flat Rock, St. George, Barbados.
Son of the late Arthur Jackson and the late Mahala Augusta Rouse.
Brother of Leon, Lester, and Mitchinson Rouse (all deceased).
Husband of the late Fedencia Neomie Rouse.
Former husband of the late Thelma Gloria Rouse.
Father of Bonita Weekes, Keith Rouse JR., Ottilia Spencer and the late Laureen Bartlett.
Grandfather of Allison and Richard Weekes, Sherry and Linnette Rouse, Andrea O’Keith and Jennifer Bartlett
Great grandfather of Mykal, Aston, Hunter, Lauryn, Tatiana, Cameron, Eden and Liam.
Cousin of Muriel Wooding, Nell Rouse
Uncle of Marilyn Brewster, Judy Miller, Colin, Michael and Brian Rouse, Andrew Rouse, Tyrone and Paulette Grimes, Kirk Rouse and others.
Brother-in-law of Majorie Rouse and Sylvie
Friend of Ruby Herreo, Arthur Bartlett, Jules Hyman, Hamilton and Jeffrey Phillips and many others here in Barbados
The body leaves Akin-Davis Funeral Homes, 560 East Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle FL 33935 for LaBelle Church of God, 590 Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle FL 33935, where the viewing takes place at 10:00 am and service at 11:00am on Saturday 27th January 2024. Followed by the burial at Fort Denaud Cemetery 1170 Cemetery Road, LaBelle, Florida.
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