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Barbara J. Rodgers Alston

Memphis, TN

Barbara J. Rodgers Alston, age 71, died March 23, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Clayton Rodgers and Charlie Mae Watson Rodgers; two sons: Calvin Cornelius Clayton and Robert Lee Clayton, Sr., one grandson, Robert Lee Clayton, Jr; two sisters, Gloria Rodgers Smith and Beulah Rodgers Elshennuai; five brothers: Lawrence Rodgers, Benjamin Rodgers, Floyd Earl Rodgers, Barry L. Rodgers and O'Nairy Rodgers.

Barbara leaves to cherish her precious memory, her devoted husband, Tony Alston; two sons, Jesse James Clayton, Sr., (Faye) and Alonzo Clayton, Sr., all of Memphis.

She is also survived by three sisters: Johnnie Rodgers Turner of Memphis, Alice Rodgers Blackburn of Milwaukee and Eula Faye Forte (Chris) of Brandon, MS; two brothers, Harry E. Rodgers (Diane) of Memphis and Tyrone Rodgers of Austin, Texas; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Barbara also leaves many friends, other family members, godchildren and others she mentored.

Visitation, Friday, March 31, from 5-7 p.m. at Greater Middle Baptist Church, 4982 Knight Arnold Rd. Funeral 12 Noon, Saturday, April 1, also at Greater Middle Baptist Church. Burial in Memphis Memory Gardens, 6444 Raleigh LaGrange Rd.
Published in The Commercial Appeal from Mar. 26 to Mar. 29, 2017
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