Mary Evelyn (Tate) Rogers (1929 - 2013)

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Mary Evelyn (Tate) Rogers

Mary Evelyn (Tate) Rogers, 83, went home to be with Jesus on April 30, 2013. She was born November 6, 1929 in Enterprise (Coffee Springs), AL to the late James Daniel (J.D.) Tate and Camilla Tee (Cassady) Tate.

She was a native of Coffee Springs, (Enterprise) Alabama and had lived in Bradenton, FL for over 50 years before moving to Tallahassee, FL.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Rogers; brother, Charles Barnes; two sisters, Mildred Barnes White and Annie Ruth Tate Carroll, and is survived by two sons, Jimmy (Carol) Rogers of Elijay, GA, Joe (Sarah) Rogers of Parrish, FL, two daughters, Elaine (John) Croston of Tallahassee, FL, Elizabeth (Jerry) Armstrong of Columbia, AL; two sisters, Elizabeth Tate Levan of Monroeville, AL, B.J. Tate DeGruchy of Bend, OR, ten grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

The family will always remember the deep love and devotion she so freely gave to them during her life. To others she will be remembered as an accomplished seamstress. Evelyn was beloved by many and will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Samoset Baptist Church, 3200 15th Street East, Bradenton, FL, 34208 with services to immediately follow at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Antioch Rogers Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Samoset Baptist Church where she was a dedicated member.

Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.


Published in Tallahassee Democrat on May 2, 2013
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