Rosa Belle was born September
28, 1948. She was married to John Thomas Kendrick who preceded
her in death. In September 1990, she married Hurchell Dotson.
Her father, Deacon Troy Jackson, Sr. also preceded her in death.
Her mother is General Elder Viola Jackson.
educated at the Atkinson County Training School, Pearson, Georgia.
She earned a B.A. Degree in Sociology from Paine College, Augusta,
Georgia, a M.S. in Special Education from Valdosta State University, and
an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Nova University, Ft. Lauderdale,
called Rosa or Rose, she began her teaching career at Bacon County
Elementary School, in Alma, Georgia. She then taught at
Willacoochee Elementary School and Matt Wilson Elementary School.
She served as Special Education Instructor and Special Education
Coordinator for Terrell County. She once was a candidate for
School Superintendent of Terrell County, Georgia.
At a very young
age she began singing at the House of God Church, Willacoochee, Georgia.
She taught her sisters to harmonize from which was borne a female
quartet named The Jacksonettes. This group eventually became
Brothers and Sisters featuring Elder Troy Jackson.
Although, in 1990, she and her husband began singing as The Dotson
Singers, she continued to sing with Brothers and Sisters. As a
result of the early teaching of Rose, the entire Jackson family has
become well known in the gospel music industry.
She was appointed choir
director and musician for the House of God Senior Choir of Willacoochee.
Always singing anointed, up-to-date songs, this choir, set the tone for
all future choirs of the House of God. Later, while attending
Paine College, Rose organized a radio choir under the auspices of the
late Bishop Alfonso Jackson of Thomson, Georgia. She set up choirs
in House of God Churches in Plains and Bronwood. She also became
choir director/musician for the House of God Diocese Choir under the
auspices of Bishop H. L. Harrison.
In 1980, Rosa
became an ordained deaconess and became president of the Deaconess'
Union. Later, she became an ordained minister and became pastor of
the House of God Church, Bronwood, Georgia. She served faithfully
in her pastoral duties and was also an organist. Her fiery command
of congregational signing was always sure to invite the anointing of the