Dr. Rosemary "Redmon" Cosby was born April 5, 1931 to Thomas and Myrtle Kelly Redmon on the southside of Indianapolis, Indiana, also called Love Town. She was the third oldest of five children. At an early age Rosie loved the Lord and attended Christ Temple Pentecostal Church #2, Indianapolis, IN, with her mother, and at the age of five, Rosie received her first call from God and was baptized in the name of Jesus in Christ Temple Pentecostal Church #2, Pastored by Sister Lillie Mason. Rosie continued to attend church and prayer meetings under the spiritual guidance of her mother. Later, while working, Rosie received the Holy Ghost in the Mechanics Laundry, Indianapolis, and placed her membership with the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church #1, pastored by Bishop Lee, Indianapolis, IN.

Rosie attended school #64 and #20 and Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis, IN., and in 1985, she received a Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Trinity Hall College and Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.In 1960, God told Sister Rosemary to go to Salt Lake City and seek his souls. Sister Rosemary and her four little children set out on foot destined for Salt Lake City, Utah, in January of 1961 to fulfill the will of the Lord. After a long journey across country, walking and getting a ride to some points, Sister Rosemary and her four children arrived at their destination, Salt Lake City, ready and willing to start a work for the Lord.

Sister Rosemary and her children immediately started having church services in her home, and in 1968, Mama founded the Faith Temple Pentecostal Church.

Mama was united in holy matrimony with Bishop Robert C. Cosby in 1975 and in 1982, they purchased a large church and relocated the Faith Temple Pentecostal Church to 1510 South Richards Street. Mama and her husband, Bishop Robert C. Cosby founded the Faith Temple Pentecostal Church #2, located in Indianapolis, IN, in 1984.

Mama, along with Bishop Robert C. Cosby, has made social, economic, humanitarian, and above all, religious contributions to the State of Utah and the State of Indiana, that have benefited all communities, irrespective of race, class, gender, political, or religious affiliation. Mama and Bishop have successfully established sanctuaries in Salt Lake City and Indianapolis for their family and some eight hundred followers. They have baptized several thousand souls in the name of Jesus, as the received the precious gift of the Holy Ghost. Many souls have gone on to establish their own churches. In addition, they have helped countless other pastors, both spiritually and financially, establish and further their ministries in various cities across the country.

Mama has provided educational programs, meaningful employment opportunities, and economic contributions to the State of Utah and Indiana through various economic ventures and business enterprises, including Tender Loving Care Teaching and Learning Center, Salt Lake City, and Indianapolis; King of King's Copies, Indianapolis; the Southern Plantation Restaurant, TLC Elegante Beauty Salon; and TLC Gospel Records and Tapes, and the only gospel radio station in Utah, KLLB 1510 AM, Salt Lake City, where Mama is heard daily on her radio ministry program, "The Voice of God's Ministry, Back to the Foundation." KLLB also airs "Dilemma of America's Youth." Mama was indirectly responsible for several subsidiaries and satellites of these overall business enterprises, including ElSecurity Realty and United Security Financial, a real estate company and a mortgage company located in Salt Lake City and Indianapolis, which also ensures that all members of these communities can realize the "American Dream."

Mama ascended from this life in a sweet, peaceful sleep of natural causes on Saturday evening, January 4, 1997. Mama was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Redmon and a brother, Thomas Redmon, Jr. Mama leaves to mourn her wonderful, caring, devoted and loving husband, Bishop Robert C. Cosby; six children, Pamela Cosby, Rosalind Cazares, Ernest Walton Cosby, Deborah Cosby Brainich, Demetrius Cosby and Samuel Cosby, all of Salt Lake City; three sons-in-law, Darrell Cosby, Mark Cazares, and John Brainich; two daughters-in-law, Bridgette Walton Cosby and Mia Cosby; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; mother, Myrtle Johnson, Salt Lake City; two sisters, Maxine Bunnell, Indianapolis, IN; and Louise Allen, Salt Lake City; one brother, Russell Johnson; two brothers-in-law, Thomas Bunnell and Robert Allen; sister-in-law, Charlotte Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins, and spiritual sons and daughters in the Faith Temple Pentecostal Church, and many beautiful, caring friends throughout the world.

Funeral services will be Saturday, 10 a.m. at Faith Temple Pentecostal Church, 1510 South Richard St. Entombment in the Salt Lake Mausoleum. Directors, Broomhead Funeral Home.

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