ROSECRANCE, JOSHUA AND CALEB – Miracle Twin Boys, Joshua Wallace Rosecrance and Caleb J Rosecrance were born to Matthew and Crystal Rosecrance  on July 15, 2008. They blessed everyone whose life they touched, even in their short 1 hour and 34 minutes of life before God called them home. They were able in their life to do what takes many a lifetime to accomplish; they brought hundreds to their knees in prayer before the Lord.

As difficult as it was for their parents to let them go, they are so thankful to God for the love and blessings the boys brought to their family. They have forever touched the lives of their parents and big sister Billie and they will cherish the memory of Joshua and Caleb close to their hearts for ever and ever. From the beginning these were God’s boys and His will was that we had them only minutes, but those minutes were very precious and we will thank God for the time we did have every day of our lives. We are so very thankful that the boys are now in heaven with Jesus and we believe they are now two boys separated and by the Grace of God made whole and perfect by the blood of Christ, who gave His very life up for all of us, so that none shall perish. God knew that we would love these babies from the start unconditionally and with our entire beings. God blessed our lives and changed them forever with these Miracle Twin Boys.

Left to remember the twin boys are parents, Matthew and Crystal Rosecrance; big sister, Billie Williams; paternal grandparents, Brian and Cathie Rosecrance of Johnson City, TN; maternal grandparents, Nancy and Danny Scott of Knoxville, TN. Waiting in Heaven for the boys were great grandparents: Dale and Marie Rosecrance, Earl and Elizabeth Spriggs, Arnold and Margaret Wallace, and aunts, Sally Grohowski and Margaret Spriggs. Among other family touched by God’s Grace through Joshua and Caleb are: David Rosecrance (Chandler), Nikki and Shawn Roach (Jacob, Margaret, Tytus, Max), Bill and Wanda Williams, Angelique and Wes Thomas (Riley and Mallory), all of Knoxville, TN, Evan Emerson of Atlanta, GA, Steve Vaughn of Madison Heights, MI, Winnie and Margaret Palleau of Harriman, TN, Rob and Debbie Wallace of St. Claire Shores, MI, Lynn Wallace of Warren, MI, John and Nancy of Tytusville, FL, Charles and Karen Spriggs of Palm City, FL, Harvey Spriggs of Marco Island, FL, Robert and Nancy Spriggs of Glendale, AZ, Brenda Earhart Madison Heights, MI, and many other special family and friends too numerous to list but dear to our hearts and vital to our lives.

Funeral service 8:00 pm, Wednesday at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, Dr. David Crocker and Rev. Ron Mouser officiating. A processional from the Gentry-Griffey Funeral Home will leave at 10:30 AM on Thursday, July 24, to proceed to the Graveside Ceremony, Thursday morning at 11 AM at Lynnhurst Cemetery. All are welcome.

You can visit this family’s journey of faith at [Note: Click on “News & Updates” for their continuing blog] and sign their guestbook, as well. In lieu of flowers, donations to help with expenses are appreciated and may be sent to the Rosecrance home address; or memorials may be made in memory of Joshua and Caleb to East TN Children’s Hospital PO Box 15010, Knoxville, TN 37901-5010. Receiving of friends will be on Wednesday, July 23 at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City from 6 PM to 8 PM.