Our beautiful daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend lost her courageous battle with cancer on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Patti Lynn Arthur Rogers was born April 28, 1964, and celebrated 48 years of life. She leaves a wonderful husband, Kevin Wayne Rogers and a beautiful daughter, Lindsey Jenna Rogers to carry on her legacy of love and devotion to her family and those surrounding her. She was also loved by her mother, Bea Arthur; sisters, Pam Arthur, Mary Ann Pennington and brother-in-law Tommy Pennington of Fayetteville, W.Va., R.J. and Kayla Arthur of Raleigh, N.C.; and brother and sister-in-law, Curt and Sue Rogers of Sawnee.
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She was born in West Virginia and she loved those "country roads" so she let them "take her home" for many visits with family and friends over her years spent living in Georgia. She lived with her husband and daughter in Sugar Hill. She graduated from Fayetteville High School and Concord College located in West Virginia and received her Master's of Science degree from North Georgia College and State University, then completed her Specialist in Education degree at Lincoln Memorial University (TN). She loved teaching at Forsyth Central High School and helping the many hundreds of students over her 22 years there.
She was a champion of any cause she believed in and she loved with all of her heart. Her friends were always considered part of her family and we were all very fortunate to have her in our lives.
Her family and friends are invited to a "Celebration of Life" Thursday, Jan. 17, from 5-7 p.m. at Byars Funeral Home, where we will touch each other's lives with the commemoration and remembrance of her wonderful life. The service will follow at 7 p.m. as we continue to honor our time spent with her. A second "Celebration of Life" is planned for Fayetteville, W.Va., at a later date.
Her family would like to say thank you for all the prayers and words of encouragement she received throughout the last few years as she battled this disease called cancer.
Online condolences may be made at www.byarsfuneralhome.com.
Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Forsyth County News from Jan. 14 to Jan. 17, 2013