RENNIE LASSITER ROGERS

Posted on Nov 09, 2011 - 04:21 PM

Rennie Lassiter Rogers, 93, of Gloucester, Va., passed away on Nov. 5, 2011.

She was a long-time resident of Fairfax, Va., before moving to Gloucester to be near her daughters.

Born on Oct. 7, 1918 and raised in Northampton County, N.C., Mrs. Rogers was the youngest of five children who grew up on a tree, cotton and peanut farm near Jackson, N.C. She lived the values of the Greatest Generation throughout her life, working hard, wasting little, and passing on the ethics of self-reliance.

After graduating from East Carolina Teachers College (now East Carolina University) with a degree in education, she taught school, raised a family, and loved to garden, arrange flowers, and fish at the beach. Mrs. Rogers was an avid Redskins fan who served many years as the head of the Altar Guild at Fairfax United Methodist Church and volunteered with the Auxiliary of Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, for which she was awarded the White House Lifetime Service Award.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bishop Potter Rogers, a pharmacist, and she is survived by her two daughters and their husbands, Rennie Rogers Dutton and John Dutton of Mathews, Va., and Ellen Rogers Davidson and Thomas M. Davidson of King William, Va.

A funeral service conducted by the Rev. Jason Snow will be held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 12 at Everly Funeral Home, 10565 Main Street, Fairfax, Va. 22030, with burial to follow at Fairfax Memorial Park, 9900 Braddock Road, Fairfax, Va. 22032.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary, 3600 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, Va. 22033.

Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point.