“I have seen heaven. I am not afraid. I am ready.” These words of Sister Rosemary Winter have been spoken by her many times over the years since her near-death experience in 1991. Early in the morning of July 30, 2015, the Lord came for her a second time and took his beloved to Himself.
Born on February 14, 1940, Rosemary was the anniversary gift to her parents, Albert and Mabel Winter. Her grandmother had predicted Rosemary’s birth and had told her mother to name the girl she was going to have “Rose.” Rosemary entered the family as the 6th living child. She had four other siblings who would live through childhood after her. This made Rosemary a “middle child” but her brothers and sisters preferred to call her the heart of the family. Many times they told her that she was the glue that held the family together.