Rose "Blue" Mary Badger

Born: Sun., Jul. 7, 1940
Died: Sat., Sep. 2, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 08, 2017
Location: B. F. Cave Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Sep. 09, 2017
Location: Beautiful Gate Baptist Church

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Ms. Rose Mary Badger, aka “Blue” age 77 was born on July 7, 1940, in Allendale, SC to the late Henry and Ora Lee Elmore.

Seeking God’s direction and guidance, she joined the Beautiful Gate Baptist Church in Allendale, SC where she served faithfully as Secretary for 55 years, was on the Usher Board, and Program Committee and Organized the Jr. Choir.  She was also a member of the Mt. Hope Benevolent Society for many years and the Mt Calvary Association and BTU Sunday School Convention.

She received her education at the CV Bing School in Allendale, SC, and later furthered her education at Voorhees College in Demark, SC. where she received her BS Degree and SC State College in Orangeburg, SC where she received her Master’s Degree. She worked as a School Teacher for over 37 years before retiring.  Thirty-Seven (37) years in the Allendale Middle School System and six (6) years in the Brunson Middle School System.  She was responsible for young adults and adults accelerating in mathematics in the surrounding counties.

“Blue” as she was affectionately known will be remembered for the love she had for her family and friends, and she will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. 

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by, her grandparents, Sunny and Gracie White, two sisters, Lillie Mae Graham Stevens, and Daisy Lee Youmans, daughter in law, Joane S. Badger, three brothers, James Henry Elmore, Arthur Youmans "Coot", and George Youmans and Godmother, Bessie Jones.

Our Heavenly Father called her from labor to reward on September 2, 2017, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta, GA.

She leaves to cherish her beautiful memory, two sons, James E. Badger of Allendale, SC and Rickey L. Badger (Juanita G Thomas) of Fairfax, SC; six grandchildren; three sisters, Bernice (James) Terrell of Buffalo, NY, Shiann Mitchell of Calabash, NC, and Lila Youmans of Savannah, GA; two brothers, Henry and Willie Mitchell of Fairfax, SC; two goddaughters, Peggy Williams-Wright and Valarie Randolph; Special and Loving Friend, Mr. Thomas Edwards, III of Martin, SC; best friends, Sue Allen Williams, Willie Mae Dix, and Addie B. Law; sister in Christ, Lessie Priester and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and sympathizing friends.

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Mitchell Glover
   Posted Sun September 03, 2017
Ms Badger was a very caring person and she loved everyone. May God continue to bless the Badger family. She has gone home to be with God.

Susan Royster
   Posted Wed September 06, 2017
It was a pleasure to work and serve in Allendale County Schools with Ms. Rose Mary. She was a dedicated educator and a wonderful person who always had time to talk and laugh with me. My thoughts and prayers for her family. ❤️

Beautiful Gate Youth Department
   Posted Thu September 07, 2017
Sis. Badger was a dedicated member of Beautiful Gate Baptist Church who always had the children's educational and spiritual needs on the forefront. She always contributed to our Sunday School sessions and encouraged us to do our best work in school. She always told us a mind is a terrible thing to waste so make sure we us ours to its fullest capacity. She challenged us to learn something new everyday.

Deacon John Chaney and Family
   Posted Thu September 07, 2017
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning! Blue you fought a good fight and you have claimed your crown in glory!

Lucille Longworth
   Posted Fri September 08, 2017
I remember her and my mom spending many afternoons together. She was a wonderful friend for a long time. God choice blessings to her sons, Ricky and James and their families.

Dorothy Drayton, Queenie and Calvin Singleton
   Posted Fri September 08, 2017
We are praying that God grants you strength at this time, and that he gives you
comfort that is as good as a mother's touch. Please know that we share in your grief and extend our most heartfelt sympathy.

Charmaine Gadson
   Posted Sat September 09, 2017
I would like to send prayers out to the Badger Family for the loss of an awesome loving teacher & tutor to all of her students and loving mom to her sons, great best friend to my aunt Ms. Addie B. Law. We will miss you MS. ROSE MARY AND LOVE YOU FOR LIFE!!
Charmaine B. Gadson