In April 2015 ATLA staff was notified that Rosayln Lewis had passed away on July 18, 2014, at her home in Aldersgate in Charlotte, NC.
Rosalyn was born in Stamford, Texas, February 24, 1940, and grew up in Spur, Texas. She graduated from McMurry College in Abilene, Texas, and taught the public schools for several years before receiving a Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. Rosalyn had a 29 year career at the United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, Tennessee, where she retired as the Rights and Permissions/Library Manager. While working at the United Methodist Publishing House, the General Board of Higher Education and the President of the Publishing House selected Rosalyn to chair the committee to oversee the creation of the theological library for Africa University in Zimbabwe. Rosalyn made several trips to Zimbabwe, ultimately overseeing the opening of a permanent library which she helped design. Rosalyn took pride in her role in the creation of Africa University, which has had students from the entire African continent and which counts church leaders among its graduates. After retiring from the United Methodist Publishing House, Rosalyn moved to Aldersgate in Charlotte and continued her travels.
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