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Alfred Jimmy" "Al" "Bussie" Rogers

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Alfred "Bussie," "Jimmy," "Al" Rogers Alfred "Bussie", "Jimmy", "Al" Rogers was born on January 30, 1954 in Ripley, Mississippi to George and Ora Rogers. He passed away March 3rd at the Valley Hospice Center in Surprise, AZ after a short illness. To know Alfred was to love him, he was playful, mischievous and caring. He was lovingly known by many different names, which he acquired throughout his life. The names reflected his colorful persona. To family and friends you probably knew him as "Bussie". All of you Bearcat fans would remember Alfred as a starting halfback until his graduation in 1972 from Battle Creek Central High School. The following year Alfred married his high school sweetheart Linda Sturdivant. They were blessed with a son Marque Clevon, Alfred, Linda, and Marque relocated to Washington, D.C., where he gained employment with Washington Gas Company. Later in his life, he was blessed with two other marriages to Phyllis Brown and Joyce Hayes. He enjoyed his family, frequently traveling to Chicago, IL, to visit his brother, Houston Rogers; Detroit, MI, to visit his sister, Joyce Laws; Surprise, AZ, to visit his sister Marvis Williams. He was looking forward to visiting his sister, Kelli Lee in Miami, FL. His favorite quote by an unknown Author was "The Greatest Mistake in Life is Giving Up". He considered himself a gourmet cook and was known to be a "jack of all trades". He spent many years as a "Pipefitter Journeyman" for Washington Light and Power Company. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, politics, and debating almost any topic. He leaves behind 2 sons Marque Clevon Rogers of Bethlehem, PA, and Stephan Rogers of Landover, MD. He is also survived by by 5 grandsons (Andre, Julian, Dorian, Daniel and Dillion) and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial services will be held on March 16, 2013 at Unity Baptist Church, 470 N. Washington, Battle Creek, MI, from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Mar. 10, 2013
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