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Roesetta Darling BoliekOur mother, Roesetta, was a loving, godly woman. A faithful wife and companion. A longsuffering servant. A prayer warrior that brought the name of every family member before the Lord every single day. We didn't dare disturb mom's prayer time around 4:30 AM. Growing up, we would occasionally watch her as she kneeled by a window in the early morning hours for her prayer time. In later years, mom and dad started every day by having communion and reading scripture. Although she was a teacher, she was also an avid student. A mathematician by trade, she was a Bible student with a great desire to know and understand the ways of God. Mom and dad didn't live for today. They lived for eternity. Mom is now with her Lord, anxiously awaiting her groom of 67 years, minus one day. Of all her accomplishments in life - and there are many - her greatest wish and desire was that her children love the Lord and serve Him with all their heart. She leaves a void that cannot be filled. A memory that cannot be matched. An example that must be emulated. If you visited their home of Bill and Roesetta, you would find that their whole world revolved around Jesus Christ and His faithfulness. Avid students of prophecy and Biblical interpretation, they would pour over books and tapes that would pique their curiosity and cause them to study deeper. After all, it was one teacher married to another. A mathematician married to a scientist who were not afraid to think outside the box. Education was stressed in our home. Not only for life experience and an ability to provide for family, but to further build a well-rounded life. They often lived vicariously around their children. They were proud of their two sons, Drs. who would take the biblical art of healing to the masses. Their daughter picked up on the dramatic side, carrying on the family lineage of real estate and television. In essence, the family reflected the values and careers of generations before them. Family trips to the beach were highlights for the children and we had many wonderful times at Myrtle Beach growing up. They did it for us as mom preferred the mountains, having grown up in Hardwick, Vermont. She was a country girl at heart, loving the rolling hills and scenery. However, her time was split between Vermont and Florida where she attended Florida State University. She later got her master's degree in counseling at Appalachian State University. It was a little trying for us at the time as she would practice her counseling on us. We wanted her to be our mother, not a counseling experiment. That shortly changed and things went back to normal. Frugal living and "counting the cost" was stressed in the home as both mom and dad grew up in the Depression Era. We are grateful for that as all the Boliek children picked up the habit of evaluating investments and purchases. It was a great gift that has served us well. Fun times at the house involved watching old projector movies of family vacations, playing them in reverse and seeing how everyone has changed. It's a real experience and quite different than videos today. Very entertaining. Visiting with relatives was a highlight that became rare over the years. We always enjoyed those get togethers with both sides of the family. Mom loved to go out to dinner, particularly when she could treat her children. It was a break from cooking - a habit she didn't particularly enjoy. Time with her children and grandchildren meant everything. Spending the night or sleeping over was very important to her. It brought a great comfort to her. In later years, the hot temperature in their home meant that those "sleep overs" became rare. But we tried, because we knew it was important to mom. Mom alway fought for us, thought the best of us and was our greatest cheerleader. She couldn't bear to think of anyone hurting her family. She dearly loved her husband and often referred to him as "her "rock." She praised him for staying cool in stressful situations. Being her "rock" when she needed comfort or support. We were honored to have Roesetta Boliek as our mother and thank the Lord that we were chosen to experience the blessing of being her child. She often shared "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding and He will guide your ways." Another favorite was "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you." They developed a great love for the Jewish people and honored them as God's chosen people. They knew they were to bless Israel to experience the blessing of God and that to curse God's people were to come under His wrath. They were particular connected to the ministries of "completed Jews" or "Messianic Jews." They loved conferences to learn more about God and in recent years had to resort to just listening to the recorded tapes of those conferences. Recently, they became housebound and enjoyed watching John Hagee's church services live on the internet. That was a highlight of their week, along with their "date night" watching Perry Stone. Holding hands and maintaining connection lived on throughout their marriage. In fact, even though mom was basically paralyzed, dad held her hand until the very end. Roesetta Darling Boliek, 89, of Midland, went to be with the Lord Monday morning, June 29, 2015. Her immediate family includes her loving and devoted husband, William P. Boliek; their children, Dr. William Gary Boliek and his wife, Mare, of Lexington, KY, Caroline Boliek Wetzig and her husband, James K. "Jim" Wetzig, of Midland, NC, and Dr. Bruce S. Boliek and his wife, Mary, of Raleigh, NC; two granddaughters, Katherine and Caroline. -
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 9:00am, The Home of Jim and Caroline Wetzig
Forest Lawn East Cemetery
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