Rosie L. Ward

rosie ward

August 18, 1940 ~ May 9, 2024

Born in: Nashville, Tennessee
Resided in: West Nashville, Tennessee

Rosie L. Ward- Age 83, of West Nashville, passed from this life on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at St. Thomas West Hospital, after an extended illness. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dave and Hattie Mae Nickens; and her siblings.

She is survived by children, Rosie (Richard Buchli) Shamsaie, William Newman, Jr. “Big Bubba”, Gilbert (Loretta Waynick) Newman, and Angela (Jimmy Mason) Renz; her grandchildren, Sarah, Ryan, Phillip, Hope, Megan, Jacob, Ashley, Melissa, Dylan, Samantha, and Sylas; 11 great grandchildren; and a host of extended family members and friends.

Rosie loved the going fishing and the casinos. She loved taking road trips in the car; she also enjoyed classic cars and a good game of Bingo.

Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, May 16th, from 3PM until 7PM. The funeral will follow at 7PM, all at Western Hills Church, located at 7565 Charlotte Pike. Brother Tony Langton will officiate the service. The burial will take place the next morning, on May 17th, at 10AM, at Cowden Family Cemetery.

Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104 (615) 857-9955. We are proud to be West Nashville & Bellevue’s only locally owned and operated burial & cremation provider.


Visitation: May 16, 2024 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Western Hills Church
7565 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Funeral: May 16, 2024 7:00 pm

Western Hills Church
7565 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Burial: May 17, 2024 10:00 am

Cowden Family Cemetery

Nashville, TN

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  1. Praying for the families and friends🙏🏽🙏🏽. May the Lord provide Comfort and Peace to your hearts.

  2. Ms Rosie U Were The Best Sweetest Lady I’ve Ever Known I Love U We’ve Been Friends For Over 35-40 Years,s Ur Gonna Be Missed By Many 0

  3. RIP sweet Rosie. Always so friendly and never failed to speak when I saw her in the hallway or lobby at VMM. Keeping your family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. My love and prayers for the family.
    May God wrap his arms around y’all and give u peace, comfort, and strength at this time of ur great sorrow. She will be missed!

  5. R.I.P Grandma Rosie*** I was lucky to have you for a grandmother and I will miss you so much!! Please watch over my babies and keep them safe until we can be together again!!

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