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Tommie Carol Rogers

Tyler, Texas

Aug 30, 1928 – Apr 13, 2021 (Age 92)


August 30, 1928
April 13, 2021
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Services for Tommie Carol Rogers, 92, of Shreveport, formerly of Tyler, will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Pollard United Methodist Church in Tyler. Rev. Stephen Rhoades and Rev. Richard Luna will officiate. Visitation will follow the service.


Burial will be Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11:30 AM at Little Rock National Cemetery, under the direction of Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home.


Tommie Carol passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Shreveport.

She was born August 30, 1928 in Little Rock to Russell M. and Tommie McNealy Barnes.


Tommie Carol attended Little Rock High School graduating in 1946. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BA in Commercial Art in 1950. Tommie Carol moved to Tyler in 1970 with her husband Bob and three sons. She was a member of Pollard United Methodist Church, where she was the Pastor's Administrative Assistant for 26 years. Her many activities included, Chancel Bells of Pollard UMC, AAUW, P.E.O, Society of Military Widows, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Epworth Sunday School Class and the Texas Conference United Methodist Church Secretaries.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert “Bob” Rogers of Tyler, and her brother, Jerry Barnes and wife Rae of Charlottesville, VA


Tommie Carol is survived by sons, Russ Rogers and wife, Mary of Shreveport, Paul Rogers and wife, Debbie of Tucson, Harry Rogers of Tyler and adopted daughter, Angie Thomas of West Lafayette, IN; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Pallbearers will be her grandsons; Rob Rogers, Adam Rogers, Andrew Rogers, Nick Thomas, Pierce Thomas and great grandson: Connor Bilby.


Honorary pallbearers will be The Epworth Class and The Pastors she served.


If desired, memorials may be made to Pollard United Methodist Church or a charity of one's choice.

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In loving memory of a wonderful person. Mama Tommie I will always love you and miss you so much.

Played bridge with Tommie since 1980 - always a joy. Such a lovely lady - always positive and engaging - a real blessing to my life.

So many wonderful memories of Tommie Carol from my Pollard UMC days. Tommie Carol accompanied us (often driving the church van at night) to Colorado for ski trips in the late ‘70s-early ‘80s. I can’t even count the number of times she drove us around the lake in her boat. She opened her heart and her home to all of us and her spunky personality and infectious smile drew you in immediately. I have no doubt that she is now sitting at the feet of Christ as he tells her “Well done, my good and...

Tommie Carol was the Best Friend I have ever had. Plus, she was another mother to my daughter, Angie Thomas. She was also very special to my other two children, Ginny and Rodger Dowdy. We were unable to visit as often as we would have liked when I moved to another state but she was always available to me. I know that she befriended many, many people over her 92 years. She was very very special.

I am so sorry I will be unable to attend either her funeral or her burial but my...

What a special lady who lived a blessed life! Sorry to hear of her passing but we will see her again. My prayers are for your family.

Sadness is around me. One of my favorite Aunts took the special trip from her mortal life to sit by the side of her teacher and Savior ,
God and his son, Jesus. She will be able to join the love of her life , Robert E. Roger's and all of her family and friends that gone prior.
Aunt TC was a favorite of mine and I never got enough time to talk with. Sweet TC you will stay in my memories until we meet again.

Tommie and Sons

Mom, you were always my guiding light, illuminating the path I should take. I will always miss you, but am secure in knowing that you and Dad are back together again. Love forever, Paul