A Charlotte woman’s battle with brain cancer is over.
Roslyn Singleton has captured the hearts of millions thanks to social media videos of her husband, Ray, singing to her. Her family told Channel 9’s DaShawn Brown that she died on Tuesday.
In the fullness of her light, Roslyn Singleton had an infectious smile and as much sparkle as combat.
We first met Roslyn and Ray in 2020, when the couple shared an intimate glimpse into their lives. Its chapters included a love story that became legendary, as well as the story of their faith and four episodes of brain cancer.
“Even though I have this situation, it doesn’t beat me. It doesn’t get me down,” Roslyn said in Fall 2020. “It doesn’t make me feel like ‘why me.’ It makes me feel like, “Thank God it was me.” This is how I feel.”
Then, on Wednesday morning, Ray Singleton shared the next chapter. He explained why their battle with cancer was over when he wrote, “our wife has earned her wings.” He then encouraged their friends and followers not to be sad, but to celebrate.
Roslyn’s legacy – her impact, her story and her spirit – has touched the hearts of countless people.
“I understand that God has not only given me a gift, but He has given us all a gift,” Ray said on Instagram. “And I am responsible for taking care of this gift. So all of you, thank God for this.
Seconds after Ray’s message on Wednesday, thousands of people answered the call. One wrote: “You both taught us something about true love and exemplified honoring vows in a way most have never seen.” Another said: “His smile, their story, his love for her was so infectious, genuine and pure.” And another: The writer speaking of Roslyn, who was also a Navy veteran, said, “She served us in so many ways.”