Obituary: Rosa Lee Abraham

Obituary: Rosa Lee Abraham

She and her husband, Jack, ran Abraham's Deli in Memphis for almost 40 years.

Rosa Lee Abraham, age 94½, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018, while under the loving care of hospice at her home in Sandy Springs.

She was born in Memphis on Aug. 29, 1923, and lived there for 89 years. She graduated from Humes High School and was happily married to Jacob (Jack) Abraham from 1944 until his death in 1999.

Jack and Rosa Lee operated Abraham’s Deli at Main and Jackson in Memphis for almost 40 years. Rosa Lee was well known as a social organizer and was active on the membership, greeting and entertainment committees at Beth Sholom Synagogue of Memphis. She was also a member of Hadassah, B’nai B’rith and Just in Fun.

Rosa Lee Abraham

She thrived on the busy social schedule at Hammond Glen. She loved her family and friends. Her joy of living was an inspiration to all who knew her.

She is survived by children, Bruce and Helene Abraham of Roswell and Stuart and Jeanne Abraham of Minneapolis; grandchildren Stacy Abraham Monsour of Suwanee, Josh and Stephanie Abraham Rommer of Johns Creek, Ben and Brandi Ehrenberg of Dallas, Texas, Jeanne Martinez of Roswell; and Benjamin Abraham and Jonathan Abraham, both of Minneapolis; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son Russell Abraham.

Sign the online guestbook at Graveside services were held Friday, May 11, at Beth Sholom Memorial Gardens in Memphis. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beth Sholom Synagogue, the American Parkinson Disease Association or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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