Jettie B. Rogers
Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 4:00 pm
The Messenger, December 31, 2012
Jettie B. Rogers, 89, formerly of the Elbridge community, died Dec. 29, 2012, at Memphis Jewish Home in Germantown, surrounded by her loving family.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 225 West Main St. in Obion, with her son-in-law, Russell Purtle, officiating. Burial will follow in Elbridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at noon and continuing until the hour of services.
Pallbearers will be Jack Hunter, Greg Sanders, Steve Smith, Greg Ervin, Kenneth Lewis, Jimmy Rainey and Eugene Hudgins. Honorary pallbearers will be Joey Lamana, Jerry Lynn Carver, Jim McClain, Robert Cude, Brad Cude and Robin Cude.
She was born in Columbia Jan. 22, 1923, daughter of the late Arthur Elmore and Estella (McNabb) Anderson. The family moved to Obion County in the 1930s to find better farming opportunities. She partnered with her husband of 63 years, Fred Earl Rogers, who predeceased her May 2, 2007.
Jettie B. was loved and cherished as a wife, mother and grandmother. She was a strong-willed country woman with an abiding Christian faith who loved her family and enjoyed her many friends. Together with her husband, they built a strong, stable and happy family. She worked outside the home and helped manage the farm while fulfilling her duties as a wife and mother. She was also an outstanding cook and a creative quilt maker.
She was the rock and strength of her family, was devoted to her husband and was well-respected in the community as a member of New Chapel United Methodist Church in Elbridge. She was also an active member of the Elbridge Cemetery Association.
A loving mother who raised four successful children, she cheerfully welcomed the spouses of her children into the family. She was a warm and kind grandmother who nurtured her grandchildren with pride.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers and sisters. She will be dearly missed.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Martha Rogers of Water Valley, Miss.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Ann and Russell Purtle of Collierville, Lynn and Ben Oberholtzer of Germantown and Carol and Bill Latimer of Union City; her granddaughter and her husband, Amanda and Gerald Glickman of Richmond, Va.; and her grandson, John Rogers of Union City.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Elbridge Cemetery Association, in care of Janice Carver, 711 West Palestine, Obion, TN 38240; or Crossroads Hospice, 1669 North Shelby Oaks Drive, No. 106, Memphis, TN 38134.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.cryerfuneralhome.com.