La Esperanza founder honored with ceremony

GEORGETOWN, Del. –  It was a solemn day in Georgetown as the local community came out to pay their respects to Sister Rosa, the “abuelita,” or grandmother, of Georgetown.

Sister Rosa was one of three who founded La Esperanza back in 1996, which provides immigration services free of charge in Sussex County.

Members of the immigration advocacy center say Sister Rosa was a gracious woman and full of love.

We spoke with those who knew Sister Rosa, they tell us she became like family to them.

“I think we’re going to feel that emptiness for a while. No one’s going to reach out and hold your hand the way that she did. It might take three or four people to do what she did,” said Alexis Vickers.

Senator Tom Carper was also on hand Saturday, Sister Rosa joined Carper in 2015 as his guest to Pope Francis’ address to the joint session of congress.

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