On Monday, December 30, 2013 Lawanda Rogers passed away at the age of 82 years. She was born to Johnny Elmer and Myrtle Lee Coppenbarger. She married Edward L. Rogers June 10, 1950. Thus began her travels as a army wife, while making friends never meeting a stranger. To this union was added Gloria (Daryel) Beal, Pam Hightower, Gary (Vicki), Rogers, Kathy (Bill) Mathes, and Sharon (Joe) Scott. She has two sisters Edith Moore, and Iny Vines. Mrs. Rogers was also survived by grandchildren Jesse Hightower, Kevin Hightower, Courtney Shepard, Chad Rogers, Meagan Scott, and Madison Scott, also 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Johnny Elmer and Myrtle Lee Coppenbarger, husband Edward L. Rogers, son Eddie Jr., brother Doyle Coppenbarger, and grandchild Taylor. Memorial service will be held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at First Southern Baptist Church of Perlington, Mississippi at 11:00AM. Later interment in Lawton, Oklahoma. Pastor John Gibson officiating.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2014