Mr. Amos Louis Rogers, 64, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 while vacationing with his beloved family in Maui. He was born on November 21, 1956 in Hickory Flat, Mississippi to the late Wilma Smith Rogers and Paul E. Rogers. At an early age, Amos professed a hope in Christ and united with Pine Bluff Missionary Baptist Church in Myrtle, Mississippi.
Amos obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Management from DePaul University, with a focus on Supply Chain Management. He was a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society and the National Honor Society.
In May 1977, Amos joined BP/Amoco in Chicago and also completed one-year projects in Anchorage, Alaska and Houston, Texas. In December 2011, he retired as a Procurement, Supply Chain Management and Contract Planning Category Management Coach. He was also a Common Process Coach, Manager of the North American Challenger Program and a People and Capabilities Manager.
Over the years, Amos enjoyed investing, karate, photography, poetry, music and gardening. His favorite place was hanging out on his front porch glider.
Amos was also a mentor to many family members and friends over the years and never thought twice about lending a helping hand. More recently, he was the Lead Instructor of the Fountaindale Public Library Citizenship Class in Bolingbrook, IL, which was offered through the New Americans Initiative with the nonprofit organization Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project (SSIP).
Amos is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Julie of Naperville, Illinois, where they raised their beautiful children, Mia Angelina (18) and Gabriel Louis (14). He is also survived by his siblings Russell (Sylvia) Rogers of Montgomery, IL; Bruce Rogers, Pauline Smith and Janice (Rev. Don) Cannon of New Albany, MS; Mark Rogers and Derrick (Melissa) Rogers of Batavia, IL; Sharon Rogers and Christel Rogers of Naperville, IL; special family members Frank (Debbie) Smith of Toledo, OH and Spencer (Mary) Holmes of New Albany, MS; father and mother-in-law Edward and Barbara Lightcap of Brunswick, OH; sister-in-law Lorie (Ronald) Less, of Hinckley, OH; brother-in-law Edward Lightcap, Jr. of Broadview Heights, OH; a host of nieces, nephews and their children; extended family members, neighbors, co-workers and friends.
He is preceded in death by his adoring mother, father, grandparents Mattie and Andy B. Smith, brothers Andy David “A.D.” Smith and James Kenneth “Kenny” Rogers.
A small, private funeral will be held for local immediate family, due to Covid-19 concerns. Masks and social distancing will be required. We welcome other family and friends to join us via Livestream on Serenity Funeral Homes, Inc. Facebook Page. We will also be hosting a Celebration of Life in the Chicago area, for friends and family, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New Albany Boys & Girls Club, in loving memory of Amos Louis Rogers at https://bgcnmpayments.com/product/donation. After "Proceed to Checkout" please note "Amos Louis Rogers" in the "Additional Information" box to ensure your donation goes to the New Albany chapter.
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