Funeral services for Mrs. Rozena Tucker Plonnigs will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at the Fair Park Baptist Church in West Monroe with the Rev. Waymond Warren officiating. Interment will follow at Zion Hill Cemetery near Famerville under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop. The family will receive friends from noon until time for services Tuesday at Fair Park Baptist Church.
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Rozena Tucker Plonnigs was born September 15, 1920 at Farmerville to the late Perry Jordan Tucker and Della Moore Tucker and she died Saturday, July 30, 2011 at the Oak Woods Home for the Elderly in Mer Rouge.
Rozena was a military wife and spent her early years of marriage supporting her husband during his service in occupied Japan. She was an active and devoted member of Fair Park Baptist Church and the Faith Sunday school class as long as her health allowed. She served her church as both a choir member and a longtime Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Plonnigs loved to talk on the phone. She was always available to listen and share her wisdom and loving advice to any who called on her through the course of many years.
Mrs. Plonnigs is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years, Retired Major Herman Plonnigs, Jr.; and two brothers, Truman Tucker and Travis Tucker.
Mrs. Plonnigs is survived by her son, Herman "Chuck" Plonnigs and his wife, Susan Arnett Plonnigs of Bastrop; and two brothers, Billy Fred Tucker of West Monroe and Perry Oliver Tucker of Springhill.
Serving as pallbearers are Charles Heard, Steve Teel, Ron Nix, Steve Walker, Joe Rodgers, and Steve Vallery. Honorary pallbearers are Bill McCampbell, Bruce Padgett, and Gary Padgett.
The family suggest for those who wish memorials may be made to either the Fair Park Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Morehouse Humane Society.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to all the personnel who showed such love and consideration for Rozena while a resident at the Oak Woods Home for the Elderly.
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Aug. 3 to Aug. 7, 2011