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Mr. Eddie D. Rouse, 81, of Albany, Georgia departed this life on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at his residence in Leesburgs, Georgia.  Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. in the Mt. Zion Memorial Garden Cemetery, Highway 300, Oakfield, Georgia. Meadows Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. You may sign the guestbook or send condolences to the family by visiting Meadows' website at www.meadowsofalbany.com.

Mr. Eddie D. Rouse was born on January 5, 1940 to the late Mr. Albert and Mrs. Lillie Bell Rouse in Oakfield, Georgia.

On May 27, 1961, he married the love of his life, Annie Pearl Holliday Rouse. They were married for almost sixty blissful years. He was a dedicated husband, father, and a pillar of his community.

In 1970 with only an 8th grade education, he became the entrepreneur of Eddie’s Lawn Service where he employed his children, grandchildren, and many young men in the neighborhood. He taught them the importance of earning an honest wage. He was employed at Georgia Pacific of Albany, Georgia as a press operator where he retired after thirty-six years. In 1970 he also became a member of the Supreme Grand Lodge of Internal Free and Accepted Modern Mason, Omega Large #24. He served faithfully until his health started declining. He enjoyed farming, gardening, and fishing with his children, grandchildren, and son-in-law.

Most importantly, he accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age and joined the Blue Springs Baptist Church, Warwick, Georgia. He was faithful and dedicated servant. He held several positions, such as a choir member, Deacon, and Chairman of the Deacon Board for more than thirty years. He loved God and didn’t mind letting the world know, “For God I Live and for God I’ll Die.”

Eddie will be remembered most for his love for Christ and his passion to embrace everyone with love. He will be missed as a solid rock for his church family and friends. His leadership touched, shaped, and molded the lives of many. He is gone, but his legacy shall continue in our hearts.

On January 16, 2021, Mr. Eddie D. Rouse departed this life. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rosie Mclean, and ten siblings.

He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his loving memories a devoted wife, Annie Pearl Holliday Rouse; five children, Josie M. Rockwell (Curtis), Leesburg, GA, Anita Young (Henry), Albany, GA, Walter J. Rouse, Albany, GA, Patricia A. Rouse, Warner Robins, GA, Lt. Colonel Edward D. Rouse (Elizabeth), Ft. Shafter, HI; son-in-law, Julius Mclean; one sister, Louise Rouse, Boston, MA; two sisters-in- law, Veola Rouse, Alexandria, VA, Willie Vera Rouse, Quincy, FL; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; a plethora of God’s children who claim and call him Dad, with honorable mention Leron Collins (Gwen), Velvet Poole, April Turner, and Laura Rouse.

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  • Saturday, January 16, 2021
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Meadows Funeral Home
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    Coach Casaundra and Ron Wilson are praying for the family and we send our love and sympathy.
    ~ Casaundra Wilson   Lakewood, CA
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021
    WE LOVE YOU DEARLY UNCLE EDDIE. WEAR YOUR CROWN. YOUR NIECES KOGIA AND ALEXIS HOLLIDAY. THANK YOU FOR LOVING MY SISTER AND BEING A GREAT BROTHER, YOUR SISTER RENELLE HOLLIDAY
    ~ ALEXIS, KOGIA, AND RENELLE HOLLIDAY   Tifton, GA
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021
    SisterRouse,you and family are in our prayers. We enjoyed you all attending bible study with us.We will always remember those moments.Be encouraged! Grace and Mercy! Pastor Kenneth Jimmerson and OPGBC family.
    ~ Kenneth Jimmerson   Leesburg, GA
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021
    Deepest sympathy. May God keep you all lifted in prayer and in his loving arms.
    ~ Tommy & Mary Rockwell
  • Friday, January 22, 2021
    With deepest sympathy my sweet and loving Uncle Ed you fought a good battle, but this war was not yours. God saw that your were prepared to come on home to your room in the mansion, so he gave decided to give you the wings that he made special for you. Take your rest you good and faithful servantt. We weren't ready for you to leave her, but God knows what was best for you. I LOVE YOU
    ~ Kogia Holliday   Albany, GA
  • Friday, January 22, 2021
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. With deepest sympathy, Loretta, Miracle, LaKahja and Michael Christian
    ~ Loretta Campbell   Smithville, GA
  • Saturday, January 23, 2021
    IT WERE A REAL PLEASURE GETTING TO KNOW YOU THE TIME WE MEET.I ENJOYED BEING AROUND YOU,GOD ALWAYS PICKS GOOD FLOWER OUT FLOWER GARDEN.FAMILY BE STONG IN THE LORD.
    ~ RUTHIE W JACKSON   BYRON, GA
  • Saturday, January 23, 2021
    To the Rouse family may God bless you all and comfort yohYLD
    ~ sharon rucker   Albany, GA