Mrs. Elizabeth Stricklin RogersMay 15, 1937 ~ June 24, 2018 (age 81)
IN HONOR OF ELIZABETH ROGERS
BLUE MOUNTAIN- Mrs. Elizabeth Stricklin Rogers, 81, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at her home in Blue Mountain. Mrs. Elizabeth Rogers was born on May 15, 1936 to the union of Mr. Liam and Mrs. Ethel Strickland, in Benton County, MS. Elizabeth was one of nine children. Elizabeth began her walk with the Lord at an early age at Union Hill Baptist Church; this is also where she was baptized. As a young woman, Elizabeth met the love of her life and married Walter Ezell Rogers on February 2, 1952. Their union birth six beautiful children. They remained married until his death in 2009. She continued her walk with Christ and later joined Beulah Hill MB Church in Blue Mountain, MS under the leadership of Pastor Holden Pickens.
Elizabeth worked for Blue Mountain College for over 15 years in housekeeping. She also worked in many homes over those years. Sheretired in 2003 when her health began to fail. She was a dialysis patient for over 13 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Walter Lee Rogers and Terry Lee Rogers, and one step – daughter Agnes McLaurin.
Elizabeth leaves to cherish her memory, one son Arthur (Lisa) Rogers of New Albany, MS, three daughters, Elizabeth ( Carl) Anderson, Mary Clark, Blue Mountain, MS and Jennifer ( Lester) Garner, Tupelo, MS. , one step- daughter, Rosie Lee Carter, Ripley, MS, three sisters, Sarah Rutherford, Blue Mountain, MS, Maurice Pickens, Holly Springs, MS and Louise Reliford, Aurora, IL . She also leaves 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to celebrate herlife.
“Aunt Pudding” as she was affectionately known lived her life on a foundation built of love. She unselfishly shared her love with all she came in contact with, opening her heart and home to many family and friends.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Services will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 1p.m. at Terry Street Church of Christ in Ripley, MS. Burial will take place at Academy Cemetery in Blue Mountain. Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 3-7p.m. with family hour from 5-7p.m. at Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home Chapel.