Freddie Rogers

Published 12:59 pm Monday, March 28, 2016

Freddie Rogers, 91, of Isabel, died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at his home.

He was a member of Berry’s Creek United Pentecostal Church, where he played the tambourine for many, many years. He was a former cement finisher for Pre-stressed Concrete that helped to form and finish the Causeway Bridge construction.

Freddie loved working hard in his successful garden and often shared his vegetables with his friends and neighbors. He also enjoyed raising chickens and spending quality time with his family.

He is survived by: his wife of 73 years, Tessie Mizell Rogers of Isabel; son and daughter-in-law, Martin “L.B.” and James Henri Rogers of Franklinton; two daughters and son-in-law, Paulette Jenkins of Isabel, and Denise and Travis Thomas of Varnado; a sister, Lillie Mae Byers of Covington; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and also numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren Rogers and Marie Galloway Rogers; four brothers and seven sisters.

Visitation was at Crain Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 23, from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Thursday. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Willie Pierce officiating. Burial followed in the Mizell Cemetery.

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