Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Sarah Pierce Rockett

09/25/1929 - 09/24/2017

Viewing Information

Family receiving friends, 6pm-8pm, Friday, September 29, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Portsmouth Boulevard.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 12pm, Saturday, September 30, 2017
Noble Street Baptist Church
100 Noble Street Portsmouth VA

Interment Information

Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake VA

Softly and tenderly on Sunday, September 24, 2017, the death angel gently called away Sarah Pierce Rockett. She was born on September 25, 1929 in Florence, SC to the late Samuel and Sarah Pierce. Sarah was a graduate of Norfolk County High School in 1948. She was the loving wife of the late James C. Rockett, Sr. and from that union nine beautiful children were born. She was the Church Mother of The Miracle Center in Portsmouth, VA and a member of the Portsmouth Senior Station Bible Study. Mrs. Sarah Rockett was preceded in death by her loving husband, James C. Rockett, Sr., her parents, Samuel and Sarah Pierce; three brothers, Samuel Pierce, Jr., Abraham Pierce, and Robert J. Pierce and one grandson, Carl J. Rockett, Jr. She leaves to cherish her memories: four sons: James Rockett, Jr. of Louisville, KY, Carl J. Rockett of Portsmouth, VA, Dwight C. Rockett of Portsmouth, RI, and Michael A. Rockett (Ava) of Suffolk, VA; five daughters: Carol R. Carr (James) of Great Mills, MD, Terrie A. Rockett, Tanya L. Rockett, Janice E. Rockett, and Angela M. Rockett all of Portsmouth, VA; one sister, Ruby M. Harris (Henry) of Jeffersonville, IN and a special niece, who was raised with her like a sister, Gloria J. Wash-Riley (Clemon) of San Francisco, CA; two sister-in-laws: Betty Hearn of Detroit, MI and Marilyn Rockett of Imperial Beach, CA; ten grandchildren: Mae Cofield (James), James Rockett III, James D. Carr (Shanika), Ryant L. Carr (Lucrecia), LeKeisha Gaines, Michael Rockett, Jr. (Tiffany), Rashad Rockett, Tevin C. Rockett, Telissa C. Rockett, and DaQuan S. Jones; 13 great grandchildren: Kimberly Goodman, Cheri Goodman, Jayshayla Carr, Dejah Carr, Deonta Harrington, Vanashya Gaines, Veyonce’ Gaines, Taylor Rockett, Janae Carr, Aviano Eley, Tye Harrison, Justice Goodman, and Maeya Goodman; two special family friends: Mrs. Willie Mae Crite and Ms. Ethel M. Williams, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

James (Strong) Mateen Dear Mike, Linda and I will like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family during the passing of your loved one. We pray that God will give you all comfort and strength during this difficult time. Sincerely, James and Linda Mateen
Posted: 9/30/2017
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Lisa Moore Terrie and family, May God encourage your hearts during this Homegoing. Please know you are lived and supported.
Posted: 9/29/2017
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Anthony & Marion M. White To Terri and Family, We were saddened to hear about the loss of Mother Rockett.We will always remember seeing her at the Miracle Center when we came to visit and how she loved praising God. May God be your strength during this time and for the days to come. Praying for you all!!!
Posted: 9/29/2017
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Ms. Juanita James I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother.To the family please accept my deepest sympathy.May God give you comfort at this difficult time
Posted: 9/27/2017
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Cardell & Linda Patillo Ms. Rocket has been a Blessing to to many and God has found favor in her and call her home. Mrs. Rocket was always available to work as a pollworker to ensure her neighbors understand the election system and the candidates running for office. Her lovely smile and word of God would touch us in a special way when we were in her presence. May God continue to Bless her Family and comfort them during this journey. We Love You!!!
Posted: 9/27/2017
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Rev Ceceilia Whitehead Jones May you all find comfort in knowing that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is with you.
Posted: 9/26/2017
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Danielle May you gain comfort from Christ heartwarming promise that He extends to our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death, John 11:11-14;17-26
Posted: 9/26/2017
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Kacey Lorson The NAVSUP WSS Transportation and Distribution Directorate would like to extend our condolences to the Rockett family. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies, The NAVSUP WSS T&D Family
Posted: 9/26/2017
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Kacey Lorson The NAVSUP WSS Transportation and Distribution Directorate would like to extend our condolences to the Rockett family. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies, The NAVSUP WSS T&D Family
Posted: 9/26/2017
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Kacey Lorson The NAVSUP WSS Transportation and Distribution Directorate would like to extend our condolences to the Rockett family. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies, The NAVSUP WSS T&D Family
Posted: 9/26/2017
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Kacey Lorson The NAVSUP WSS Transportation and Distribution Directorate would like to extend our condolences to the Rockett family. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies, The NAVSUP WSS T&D Family
Posted: 9/26/2017
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Kacey Lorson The NAVSUP WSS Transportation and Distribution Directorate would like to extend our condolences to the Rockett family. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies, The NAVSUP WSS T&D Family
Posted: 9/26/2017
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Kacey Lorson The NAVSUP WSS Transportation and Distribution Directorate would like to extend our condolences to the Rockett family. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies, The NAVSUP WSS T&D Family
Posted: 9/26/2017
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Kacey Lorson The NAVSUP WSS Transportation and Distribution Directorate would like to extend our condolences to the Rockett family. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies, The NAVSUP WSS T&D Family
Posted: 9/26/2017
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Kacey Lorson The NAVSUP WSS Transportation and Distribution Directorate would like to extend our condolences to the Rockett family. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies, The NAVSUP WSS T&D Family
Posted: 9/26/2017
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Kacey Lorson The NAVSUP WSS Transportation and Distribution Directorate would like to extend our condolences to the Rockett family. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies, The NAVSUP WSS T&D Family
Posted: 9/26/2017
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Mrs. Jordan To The Family, I want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. I also want to share the comfort of John 5:28,29 where we are promised that those who have fallen asleep in death have the hope of receiving a "resurrection" back to life. Life on an earth restored to a beautiful paradise. Psalms 37:11 says, "The meek will possess the earth, and they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace." While we await that wonderful time please find comfort in these promises.
Posted: 9/25/2017
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Pam Webster To the Rockett family during your time of bereavement. May you find comfort in God and as He will be with each of you. He will wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace and hope. My God will fill you with the strength that you need, and He you will feel His love as you go through. Hold on to your precious memories of the jewel that God blessed you with. Mother Sarah is free and has gone on to rest with our Father. Mother Sarah has received her Well deserved crown. The word tells us to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Mother Sarah enjoy your new home in glory. Be blessed family
Posted: 9/25/2017
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