Each corporation, every single team, each and every household, has that one particular particular person who is the hub.
The one particular who other individuals switch to, the a person who normally takes care of absolutely everyone, the just one who retains all the things together.
For Mother nature Coast Ministries, particularly its thrift keep in the Homosassa Square plaza, that individual was Edie Rosio.
And when she died July 3 of a heart assault, she still left these she experienced liked and who liked her without their go-to individual, devoid of their hub.
Edith “Edie” Marie Rosio was 55.
On Thursday, July 8, close friends and loved ones customers collected at the thrift keep to pay tribute to their dear Edie and devote the store she beloved to her memory.
“When we, her Character Coast Ministries loved ones, consider of Edie, ‘born to give’ is an expression that defined her,” said Sue Grable, NCM board member. “She was usually offering — to her brothers, her mothers and fathers, her husband and youngsters and absolutely everyone she would fulfill.”
As thrift keep manager with her spouse, Kevin, Edie gave her all to the neighborhood with her expertise and her passion to aid people.
“She could get the job done more durable and longer and had more expertise at merchandising than any one I ever met, and I’ve been in this company for a extensive time,” mentioned NCM board member Bonnie McMullin. “She was a supplying, loving, godly woman. … She came to volunteer with us when we had a thrift retail outlet at Sunny Days Plaza, and it was amazing what she was in a position to do with that tiny room. She had a God-presented talent and a decorator’s mentality.”
Previous yr, Edie uncovered a even larger, superior space in a additional accessible area and resolved God desired NCM to shift their retailer there.
The some others weren’t so sure at initially.
“When I noticed this vacant, darkish, dirty, battered, lonely place, Edie observed lifestyle,” Grable explained. “She would share her visions of how the partitions would seem, where the shelves would go, how a dressing space would be possible, how a ‘prayer cove’ would be obtainable, an workplace house established, how used show scenarios would be lit up and new lights would deliver a constructive and cozy environment to the shoppers.”
Grable claimed she would speculate how it would all occur. They didn’t have wood for cabinets or display screen instances or even paint for the 11,000 square-foot place.
“Edie would say, ‘Don’t fret, Mama, I received this.’ And she under no circumstances had to market for volunteers! They came to her,” Grable claimed. “She often amazed me with her unending good frame of mind. Her enthusiasm poured out of her.”
Megan Moody, a stylist at Elegance and the Barber salon in the exact same plaza as the thrift retail store, mentioned Edie experienced a knack for recognizing folks.
You could notify her you need to have a piece of household furniture and she would decide on out the perfect piece for you, as if she instinctively knew what you wished, Moody stated.
“She could read you,” she stated. “It was stunning the way she did it, she just knew what you desired.”
Grable explained Edie listened to people, she uncovered about them and remembered them, remembered their shoe measurement and their taste in home furniture or outfits.
“Edie was my particular person,” explained Tammy Pritchard. “Before my mother passed away, Edie assisted her decide out a $2 pair of loafers at the thrift retail outlet, and she was so very pleased of the offer she acquired. Edie was there for me and served me via missing my mom.”
Edie Rosio was everyone’s go-to individual.
“My most loved word for her is ‘saint.’ My mother was selfless. She did the Lord’s do the job, and I just can’t say adequate superior items about her,” mentioned Tiffany Reynard. “She established this sort of a excellent case in point as a mother and a grandmother.”
Reynard said she viewed her dad and mom live out a loving marriage and discovered what genuine love looked like.
At just one time, Edie drove a university bus for Citrus County — 10 several years. But she was not just a bus driver. Edie was under no circumstances “just” something. She went in excess of and outside of.
“She took treatment of her bus young children, and their family members,” Reynard mentioned. “She’d give them meals and clothes from time to time she even paid out their parents’ bills. My mom would help anybody.”
At the thrift shop, homeless persons employed to occur to the back again of the retail outlet and Edie would discuss to them, feed them, give them no matter what they essential.
If she experienced it, it was yours.
“She taught me how to set many others just before myself,” reported son Jaysen Rosio. “Mom was a superior-hearted person … and it will by no means be the exact without having her.”
“When the thrift retailer to start with opened, Edie and Sue (Grable) arrived more than to notify us, and I was so excited simply because it’s so desperately required, since all this goes towards dental treatment for folks,” said Geannine Dickinson from Atlas Insurance policies in the Homosassa Square plaza. “I can’t inform you how several folks would convey a need and I’d say, ‘Go speak to Edie,’ and miracles would happen.
“She put in time with people and would make them feel great about on their own,” Dickinson stated. “To me, that’s the most significant reward. Life is difficult for so lots of individuals, but for the quick time you were with Edie, it was not so really hard.”