Gracie L. Rogers, 87, of Madison passed away January 28, 2021 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro. She was born April 21, 1933 in Morgan County to the late L.Z. Williams Sr. and Mrs. Annie Kate Williams.
Mrs. Rogers joined Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Newborn at an early age where she fellowshipped until her health declined. She was united in marriage in 1951 to the late Oscar Henry Rogers Sr.
Known across the community for her gardening skills, Mrs. Rogers grew some of the most beautiful flowers you’ve ever seen. Her flowers were admired by many passersby who would often stop by just to tell her how pretty her yard was. In addition to flowers, she was well-known for her vegetable gardens and she would not hesitate to share her produce with anyone who stopped by and asked for a mess of collards, a bucket of beans or a couple of tomatoes – including strangers because she never met a stranger. Mrs. Rogers was a “stay-at-home” mom up until the last of her children graduated from high school. Then she worked in the school cafeteria until she retired.
She leaves to cherish her memories seven living children, Oscar H. Rogers Jr. (Ilene), Covington, Lucille Rogers, Madison, Annie K. Dear, McDonough, William L. Rogers (Rose), Powder Springs, Earnest Rogers (Marguerite), Madison, Marian C. King, Suwanee, and Cheryl D. Brown (Willie), Lithonia, a sister Rosa Mae Williams, Newborn, a brother Eugene Williams, Covington, a sister-in-law Helen Williams, Covington, three grandchildren Andri Rogers, William Rogers and Kamona Rogers; 11 great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
A graveside service was held for Mrs. Rogers Tuesday, February 2 at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Newborn.