Theresa Douglas Rogers
ROGERS, THERESA DOUGLAS
81 of Pleasant Grove, (formerly of Savannah, GA) passed away at home on February 28, 2011 after a year long struggle with cancer. Her grace beauty, and kindness illuminated this earth for over 81 years. She was born the youngest child of 11 at Isle of Hope, Savannah, GA. She was a plane spotter during WWII, active in the island community and loved swimming, shrimping, crabbing, and fishing on the river. She graduated from St. Vincent's Academy in 1947. In 1952 she married Coy M. (Pete) Rogers, Jr. ,her husband of 53 years and together they raised a family of 5 children. They moved to Pleasant Grove in 1968 where she became involved in school, (co-founding the Pleasant Grove Schools PTA) church, and community activities. She was a longtime active and faithful member of St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Ensley.
The family wishes to thank the many friends, church members, neighbors, and New Beacon Hospice for their unending prayers and support.
She is survived by her children, Ricky Rogers, Terry Rogers (Sue), Beth Robertson (Mark), Donna Martin (Steve), and Chris Rogers (Nancy), Jim Nott, grandchildren Theresa Castleberry (Derrick), Doug Rogers, Christina Rogers, Clifton, Daniel, and Philip Martin, Melissa Foley (Matt) ,great grandchildren Olivia and Emily Castleberry, Nathan Robertson, Ethan Rogers, Hunter Foley , Miranda and JR Chandler, Taylor and Savannah Wise, one sister, Jeanette Blackwelder of Savannah, sisters-in-law Martha Williams, Linda Pinckney (Frank) and Bonnie Rogers all of Savannah, and numerous nieces and nephews throughout the country.
She is preceded in death by her husband Coy M. "Pete" Rogers, her parents John and Lula Douglas, 5 brothers and 4 sisters.
Visitation is at Patterson-Forest Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove, on Thursday, March 3, 2011 from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. with mass and burial from St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Ensley, Friday, March 4, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. with burial in Forest Grove Memorial Gardens. Father Robert Crossmyer and Father Vernon Huguley will be officiating.
Our prayers go out to the Rogers family; I would like to express our condolences at this time to your family. I have found the Bible to be a source of encouragement; the scripture I would like to share is at Revelation 21:4 "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."