Rosie Warren
Rosie Warren
Birth: 6 January 1906
Athens, Louisiana, USA
Death: 18 December 2009
Minden, Louisiana, USA
Age: 103 years, 346 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Rosie Lee Warren (née Thornton; 6 January 1906 – 18 December 2009) was an American centenarian.


Rosie Lee Thornton Warren was born in Athens, Louisiana, the daughter of Wylie and Dellie Thornton. She attended school in Athens, where she finished the eighth grade. She went on to become a sharecropper and she also worked in private homes. She married with Al Taylor and two children were born into this union, L.C. Taylor and Lillie B. Phenix. Later she married Mr. Tom Warren. Five children were born to this union.

Her hope in Christ was confessed at an early agea at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Athens. She was a faithful member and served as president of the usher board until her health began to fail. Her mother was the founder of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.

Warren had two sisters who lived to be centenarians, Maggie Mae Thornton Renfro (14 November 1895 – 22 January 2010), aged 114 at her death, and Carrie Lee Thornton Miller (9 April 1902 – 5 January 2010), aged 107. On 8 November 2009, Warren and her sisters were recognized in a ceremony hosted by Cultural Crossroads at the Minden Civic Center. They had the oldest combined age of three living siblings at 324 years. Like Renfro, Rosie lived in the care of relatives in Minden, while Carrie lived in an extensive care hospital in Shreveport. All three siblings died within six weeks of each other.


Sitting left to right: Rosie Warren (age 104), Maggie Renfro (age 114) and Carrie Miller (age 107).


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