2024ObituariesRose Acosta Carpenter

May 20, 2024by SealeUser8

Rose Acosta Carpenter, born on September 25, 1941 in Donaldsonville, Rose left us on May 18, 2024; her legacy, 82 years, filled with love and wonderful memories.

A mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Rose was the glue that held the family together. Everyone gathered at Rose’s house where big meals, loud conversation, family, good friends, and love abounded, and where a get together wasn’t complete without her phenomenal meals, her Mississippi Mud and Kenny C.

Widowed 3 times, Rose’s strength taking care of and being the rock for her family is a testament to her deep faith. For Rose, family was everything and with her generous heart she melded 3 families into one, where her children and stepchildren were all loved and welcomed. Always a good friend, Rose now joins her Steel Magnolias: Cecilia Brown, Gay Nell Deale, and Jeanette Hughes.

Rose is survived by her children: best friend and daughter, Jennifer Brunelle (Kevin), Walter Glen McMillan (Bambi), Jeffrey McMillan, Lori Callais (Al), Mike Allen (Faith) and Judy Vail.

Her grandchildren: Hannah and Haley Jones, Luke Pocorello (Kinsey), Lanee Hughes (Emily and great granddaughter, Spencer) Ian McMillan, Robert McMillan (Brittany), Brian McMillan, Jeffrey McMillan, Amanda Callais, Kaitlyn Stafford (Hunter and great grandson, Levi James), Victoria “Tori” Callais (Jacob), Michael Dantin (Laurie), Joshua Dantin (Jamie), Jennifer Watson (Randall), Nicole Vicknair (Kirby), Candace Messenger (William), Taylor Allen.

Siblings: Brenda St. Romain, Johnny Ray Acosta (Wendy), Ray E. Acosta (Linda), Clara Ann Leonard (Charles), and Honore Acosta (Josette).

Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law, Margie and Charles Smith.

Numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husbands: James D. Carpenter, Lewis “Snookie” Allen, and Walter McMillan; son, John “Keith” McMillan; parents, Honore’ and Clara Acosta; brothers Lawrence and Fred Acosta and son-in-law, Robyn Vail.


The Rose
“Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose”

Visitation will be held Thursday, May23rd from 12:00 to 3:00, with services to follow at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs. Internment will be at a later date in Donaldsonville.




  • The Willis Family

    May 23, 2024 at 9:40 pm

    So sorry for the loss. I wish we could have made it to the funeral but your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.


  • Donald Watson Sr.

    May 23, 2024 at 2:54 pm

    Condolences to The Family of Rose. What a Great Legacy.


  • Josette

    May 23, 2024 at 12:03 pm

    So sorry for the great loss of your family is having to deal with ,sending prayers to give you all the strength needed to get though this difficult time ,Jen you are a very loving daughter who went above and beyond to care for your mom , please find comfort in that she is at peace and no longer suffering ,sending my love


  • Jerry and Candy Riles

    May 22, 2024 at 10:28 pm

    “With Sympathy,
    Words can’t wipe away your tears.
    Hugs won’t ease your pain.
    But hold on to your memories.
    Forever they’ll remain.”


  • Hienrietta

    May 22, 2024 at 2:58 am

    What a lovely lady Rose was . 🌹
    Rose was a red rose and a Lady of love .❤️
    You will be missed dearly dear Rose . 🌹
    RIP my dear Rose .🌹❤️

    You will never be forgotten and be remembered . ❤️❤️❤️


  • Gina Acosta Klein

    May 21, 2024 at 4:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss! We will pray for you in your bereavement. Aunt Rose was an amazing women & it would be best if we all follow in her example of being a fine Christian, member of Hebron Baptist for many many years & others.
    Love her & y’all forever.
    Gina Acosta Klein


  • Ms. Charlene A Vickers

    May 21, 2024 at 1:28 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss my friend.
    My prayers and condolences for you and your family.


  • Karen Erwin

    May 21, 2024 at 11:12 am

    Jennifer, I am so sorry to hear this. She is finally at peace. May the Lord give you and your family the strength needed to get through this difficult, yet bittersweet time.


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