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Willie Mae Rogers / December 04, 2017

Willie Mae Rogers, affectionately known as “Will” of East Orange, N.J., and formerly of Woodsdale, N.C., died on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 in New Jersey at the age of 92.

Mrs. Rogers was born May 25, 1925 in Person County, N.C., to the late Tobie Drumwright and Hallie Drumwright. She was married to the late Jerry Rogers Sr. and was a member of First Baptist Church in Landover, Md.

Mrs. Rogers is survived by a son, Terry Rogers Jr. (Wanda) of Bowie, Md., a daughter, Marilyn Rice of Thomasville, N.C., six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a sister, Frances Whitaker of Bowie, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Olivia Drumwright, Marie Kelly, Odester Thomas, Mary Irene Whitted and Druecilla Bond; and a brother, Morris Drumwright.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Dec. 7 at noon at Bailley’s Chapel A.M.E Church on Woodsdale Road, in Roxboro, N.C., with Rev. Dr. Theodora Moss officiating. Burial will follow at Dan River Bethel Baptist Church cemetery.

Public viewing will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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