Wangia, Rose

Rose Zee Wangia

March 13, 1954 - January 10, 2021

Rose Zee Wangia (Ngia Zee) passed away on January 10, 2021, at the age of 66, after a battle with cancer. She was born on March 13, 1954 in Mankon, Cameroon to Lucas Che and Anna Ateh Wangia. 

Ngia Zee attended Our Lady of Lourdes College Mankon in Cameroon from 1966 to 1971 and thereafter moved to the USA in 1974 to study at Harding University in Arkansas. Upon graduating with a BA in Sociology, she moved to Dallas, Texas where she lived and worked until her demise.

She was beloved by family and friends alike. She was very jovial, loving, caring and above all selfless in her giving. She would send gifts to almost everyone she knew back in Cameroon, when it was still very rare for anyone to ship items back home from the USA. Even extended family members, some who had never met her, would equally receive gifts from her.
Ngia Zee was also a good big sister. She paved the way for all her siblings to  join her in the USA to further their studies. She is the reason why most of the family and extended family is now in the USA.

Cooking was her passion. She unquestionably made the best traditional achu and ‘kontry planti’ dishes in town. At the same time, her 7Up and red velvet cakes, meat pies, chicken stews, sautéed spinach and pastas were legendary. She enjoyed watching her loved ones devour her dishes with voracious appetite. With utter satisfaction, she would invariably offer seconds and “to go” helpings.

Rose is survived by her siblings Anye, Scholastica, Elizabeth, Richard, Stella, Pamela and the Rev. Keka, and a host of extended family and friends who mourn her loss.

Secure in the truth that God’s plan for Ngia Zee’s life and her death is greater than any plan anyone could ever come up with, we bid her farewell until we meet again.

A “come and go” visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North in Allen. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 27, 2021, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel. The service will also be live streamed at on Rose’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Rose and show their support to her family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

Following the funeral service, a procession will make its way to Ridgeview Memorial Park for a committal service where all are invited to attend the committal service maintaining social distancing or you may remain in your vehicle. You will be able to listen to the service through speakers set up at the gravesite.

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Sister Rose took me under her wing virtually over 2 decades ago, and would always call to offer me all kinds of advice as well as just to chat back - when phone calls were a thing. I never met her in person (or may have done so when I was just a kid), but she was an amazing big sister. We eventually lost touch, but I shall never forget how special she made me feel. Thank you, Sister Rose, and rest well. Love to our mothers and fathers and tell them we all miss and love them. God bless! Eric, on behalf of the Ndimbu family Eric Ndimbu, February 23, 2021 May you find peace and comfort in the warm memories you have of your dear sister as you face life without her physical presence here on Earth. May she rest in the peace of Christ until you meet again to part no more. The Nasah Family, February 15, 2021 Rest In Peace Aunty Rose. Time is so fleeting. I last saw you on my wedding day as we danced at the reception. I never thought I would be the last time I saw you. I always thought there would be time down the road to travel and visit everyone. Well, God always has the final say. He’s taken you from your pain. May you take your rest in his bosom. Maatsi Ndingwan , January 20, 2021