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Lucille Rogers

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Lucille Rogers Obituary
Rogers, Lucille
1919 - 2018
Lucille Rogers, age 98, born August 7, 1919 in Buffalo, New York, passed away on Good Friday, March 30, 2018 at her home in Columbus, Ohio, surrounded by her family. At two months old, her loving parents, the late Christopher and Mamie Waller, adopted Lucille. She spent her childhood in Gretna, Virginia and in Carlisle, WV where she finished high school at DuBois High School. On December 26, 1936, she married Levi Rogers of South Boston, VA. They gave birth to twelve children. Lucille worked in several positions before retiring from Nationwide Insurance Company in Columbus, Ohio. Throughout her life, she was a devout Christian and an active member of various churches. Her final church home was at Smyrna Baptist Church where she worshiped for more than ten years and was designated "Mother of the Church." Lucille's beloved husband, Levi, preceded her in death in February 1986. Two sons Warren and Ronald, one infant daughter Brenda, and grandson Alan Sr., also pre-deceased her. She is survived by four sons, James (Nancy), John, Christopher, and Gregory (Laura); three "adopted" sons, Sterling Hart, Bill Feehan and Ricky Kelso; five daughters, Mary Smith, Joyce Rogers, Delores Lawson, Iris Scott, and Teresa Thomas; and an "adopted" daughter, Josephine Chester; 18 grandchildren, James (Betty), Sebrena, Dana (Bernie), Walter, Gregory T., Keith, Raquel, Dionne, Jon, DeMarko (Samantha), Chris, Brandy (Brian), Eric, Michael, Brian (Amina), Edward, Gregory R., and Emily; 23 great grandchildren, 12 fifth-generation great-great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Service 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, 1650 Wilson Ave., where her family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Ceremonies by the Love Thy Neighbor Chapter 137, Order of the Eastern Stars of the International Masons, of which Lucille was a 20-year member, will begin at 9:45 a.m. Interment Green Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. To send flowers or express condolences to the Rogers family, please visit Mother Rogers' online memorial wall at www.diehl-whittaker.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 6, 2018
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