In Loving Memory

Jennifer Cometti Rolison

January 16, 1945 - February 28, 2019

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Mrs. Jennifer Marie Cometti Rolison, 74, of Daphne, entered into the blessed presence of her Lord on February 28, 2019. She was born on January 16, 1945 in Mobile and lived on the family farm in Daphne most of her life.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Ken, of Daphne; her loving son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Jennifer Centner Rolison, of Waxhaw, NC; the apple of her eye, her granddaughter, Julia Marie; her beloved sister, Olympia Tucker of Grant; her cherished nieces, Tracy Nichols of Cowan, Tenn., and Leslie Carey of Savannah, GA; her treasured nephew, John Tucker of Dallas; and longtime family friend and caregiver, Rose Paige of Daphne. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Augustus and Mary Lucille Higdon Cometti, and by a nephew, Patrick Nichols. Her paternal ancestors, the Comettis, were among the founding families of the Italian colony in Daphne.

A graduate of Fairhope High School and of the Mobile General Hospital School of Nursing, Jennifer was a registered nurse who, in her lengthy career, worked for the Red Cross and for the Baldwin County Health Department. She retired in 2005 as director of public health nursing for the county.

She prized her family and was proud of the fact that she was the first grandparent to hold her granddaughter. Through the years, she let nothing stand in the way of being with her family, regularly traveling hundreds of miles for visits.

Jennifer’s tender heart was especially evident in her love for animals. Through the years she enjoyed the sweet companionship of many dogs and cared for them lovingly.  Above all, her life was characterized by devotion to the triune God. She experienced the sovereign grace of God at an early age, drawing her to trust the Lord Jesus Christ as her Redeemer as a young woman. She loved to worship Him (and to invite others to join her) with her church family and in private life. Her personal theological library would be the envy of many ministers – but for Jennifer, theology served only to deepen her devotion to Christ.

Jennifer lives now in the fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11) in the presence of her Lord. Those who knew her in this life will remember her for her elegance, classic beauty, Southern graciousness – and especially for her dignified and honorable Christian life. Her Godly example is her enduring legacy to us all.

The family will receive visitors on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Stockton Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from the church, with interment to follow at the Belforest Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in her memory to The Haven Animal Shelter, 559 Section Street, Fairhope, AL 36532, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com.  Arrangements by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.

24 Comments

  1. Joey Dearman

    Kenny, Joseph and family,
    Saundra, Beth and I are so very sorry to learn of our loss of Jennifer. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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    • Jerry and Susan Ollhoft

      We were so sorry to learn of Jennifer’s passing. Although it has many years since we had spent time
      together, the many memories of our time together in Nursing school are precious and she will always stay in our memories as a beautiful, kind and gracious woman who epitomized the “Florence Nightingale Pledge” that we recited together those many years ago. Rest in Peace.

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  2. Sara Reaves

    her precious spirit will forever live in my heart.Can hardly wait to see her again.

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  3. Phyllis Horne and Family

    Dear Joesph and Family. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers

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  4. Ken McMullen

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. She was such a sweet and godly lady. Praying for the Lord’s abundant comfort and grace to be with you all.

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  5. Mark James

    I’m sorry for your loss and our family is praying for yours. Her godly legacy lives on in you and you are passing that down to God’s people. Great is His faithfulness!

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  6. Lanier Ellis

    Joe, Although I don’t know you well (only the one 18 holes of golf) you are my brother in Christ and I wanted to say I’m so sorry about your loss and I rejoice with you about your mom’s GAIN. My thoughts and prayers…

    Lanier Ellis

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  7. Rick Hodge Family

    Mr. Rolison, Joe, Jen, and Julia,

    We are so sorry for your loss.

    With Love,
    The Hodges

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  8. Janet Sanders

    I am so sorry for your lost. Jennifer is in a better place. Jennifer was and always be my friend.

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  9. Brenda Jones Sanchez

    Our loss is Heaven’s gain. A sweet, kind and beautiful lady inside and out with the ability to make everyone feel special in her presence. Jennifer, you are loved ! Peace, Love and Joy to all her family.

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  10. Diane Linder

    Ken and Family, I am so sorry for Your Loss. I know how You Feel Today and in the Days Ahead. Jennifer always seemed like A real Cousin and not by marriage. She is well again now and with Her Lord. We will All See Her Again One Day if We stay Faithful to Our God. I am away from Home now but hope to see Ken soon. I am Praying for You All Now and Sending My Love. I especially am Praying for Her Precious Granddaughter, Julia. Joseph, You had Her many years but She still left to soon. You have Jennifer to cling too and You Both can always tell Julia about Her Precious Grandmother. Joeeph, I am So Proud of the Minister You Become as I heard all about it through Your Precious Grandmother Rachel and Aunt Joy when visiting Them. You have lost several good people not too far apart. I am Praying for All and I Love You All.

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  11. Dick Shaw

    Joe,

    May the comfort, grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ rest abundantly upon you and your family in the home going of your Mother. You are greatly blessed in the rich heritage of faith that was demonstrated in her life, and the sure hope of her presence with her Lord and Savior.

    Blessings,

    Dick

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  12. Marie

    Dear Mr. Rolison, Joe, Jennifer, and Little Julia, we are so sorry for your loss.
    Mrs. Rolison was such a kind and generous sole. When I told her how Steve and I were buying Christmas for an orphanage in South Korea she didn’t think twice about giving.
    Mrs. Rolison’s Love had no boundaries.
    Love,
    Steve & Marie Diaz

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  13. CHARLES A BETTENHAUSEN

    Our heart goes to you and your family with our deepest condolences. Although we met your mom one time at church, we remember she was such a kind sweet lady with genuine smile. We pray God’s mercies and comfort to be with you and your family.

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  14. Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Milton

    Dear Joseph,

    I am so sorry to learn of your great loss. My wife and I send our prayerful condolences and commend you to the Lord of life, our Lord Jesus.

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  15. Janice Ramer-McInnis

    Such a precious beautiful angel. Jennifer and I were classmates in nursing school and later colleagues at Alabama Dept Public Health from which we both retired. We shared so much and I am heartbroken to have another friend leave this earth. We will meet again and what a class reunion it will be. Rest in peace Jen you are in Gods presence. Forever in my heart and memories. Peace be with you.

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  16. Janice Ramer-McInnis

    Precious memories

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  17. Edward Eddens Fleagle

    Joe add my sincere condolence for the death of your mother. It is a milestone to not have our nother here on earth. Thank God for His grace. Ed Fleagle

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  18. Mike and Janice Rogers

    It was such a privilege to meet Jennifer and Ken on the several occasions when they visited our church, pastored by her son Joseph, in Waxhaw NC. She was a gracious lady who with her husband raised our pastor in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

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  19. Judy Rutledge Larrimore

    I attended Mobile General Hospital School of Nursing as a classmate of Jennifer’s. She was a gentle and kind person and was also voted by our classmates as the prettiest. Our meetings were few over the years since graduating, but she was always the same with her witty remarks,
    devotion to her family and to her nursing career. Jennifer was one who made lasting impressions.

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  20. Janice Rather Smith

    Ken, I am so sorry for your loss.

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  21. Wendell and Iris Piepgrass

    We join with all of you in our hearts, even though we aren’t able to be there. We looked forward to Jennifer and Ken’s visits to us at Rehobeth Church. We felt they were a little bit “ours”. Ken, you have a second church family there whenever you can join us. We miss Jennifer already, but wait with expectation for our happy reunion in the future when we’ll be together forever.

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  22. Donnie McAdams

    Kenny,

    We are so sorry for your loss and will be praying for you and the family during this difficult time. What a blessing to know that Jennifer is no longer in pain and that you will see her again one day.

    With our deepest sympathies,
    Donnie and Becci McAdams

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  23. Nancy Self

    Such a gentle spirit that I am grateful and honored to have known. Jennifer’s calm and peaceful nature was so soothing. Many prayers for her family and all who loved her. Until we meet again.

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