Deacon Roscoe Lonzie Works was born to the late Deacon Arthur Works and the late Annie Lou Works on July 25, 1945, in Union Springs, Alabama. He was educated in the Baker County School System. Deacon Works graduated from East Baker High School. Deacon Works was a well-known basketball star during his high school years.
Deacon Works was raised in the Mt. Airy Baptist Church of Newton, Georgia. He later joined the Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church of Albany, Georgia, where he served on the Deacon Board, the Senior Usher Board, the Men’s Ministry, and could often be found singing in various choirs. Deacon Works loved God and served faithfully in his vineyard every chance he could.
Deacon Works lived up to his surname, “Works”. He was always busy working and serving others. He was a man of great faith. Deacon Works loved his family. He enjoyed watching westerns, cooking barbeque, traveling, and watching sporting events in his spare time.
Deacon Works leaves to cherish his loving memories to his children: daughter: Dr. Monika Whitmire; sons: Thaddeus Works and Kervinal Works; daughter-in-law, Letiqua Works; siblings, Fred (Margaret) Works, Cassandra (Rev. Joe) Jones, Louise (Calvin) Trice, Bettye Works, Mary Works, Constance Works, and Freddie (Reginald) Vance; grandchildren: Jeremiah Whitmire, Jordan Whitmire, Enickque Works, Lovely Works, Kawonjula Sierra Works, Shon Works, Kennedy Works, and Nathaniel Ramos-Works; great-grandchildren: Derrickque Works, Jah-marriah Anderson, Harmony Crapps, Ashton Copeland-Works, Aunisti Copeland-Works; godchildren, Brittani Jones and Brian Minor; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ada Elizabeth Works; his son, Enrickie Cornelius Works; his sister, Emma Jean Jackson; and his three brothers, Wille James Williams, Richard Works, and Robert Works.