Jesse Rogers - Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery
June 11, 2013
Jesse “Jack” Coleman Rogers – Mr. Rogers died peacefully at his Whistler residence surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, June 9, 2013. He was born May 9, 1920, and lived to see his 93rd birthday which was celebrated by the releasing of 93 balloons by his great-grandkids.
Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Naomi “Sis” Dubourg Rogers. He is survived by four daughters, Jacquelyn Virginia Lawrence of Whistler, AL, Naomi Helen Smith of Eight Mile, AL, Susan Elizabeth (Paul) Jernigan of Whistler, AL, and Jessie Rebecca (Thomas) James of Chickasaw, AL; 9 grandkids, Naomi Smith of New Orleans, LA, Jeff (Donna) Smith of Chickasaw, AL, Jesse (Shea) James of Saraland, AL, Roger Jernigan of Whistler, AL, David James of Saraland, AL, Jody (Jessica) James of Whistler, AL, Dallas (Chris) Marlow of Saraland, AL, Brian Lawrence of Whistler, AL, and Rebecca Jernigan of Satsuma, AL; 7 great-grandkids, Thomas James and Cassidy James of Saraland, AL, Hanna Jernigan of Whistler, AL, Reagan and C.J. Marlow of Saraland, AL, and twins, Jaley and Jillian James of Saraland, AL; two nephews, Leo (Agnes) Strachan of Mobile, AL and Aimee Strachan of Bay Minette, AL; sister-in-law, Mildred Dubourg Pearce of Slidell, LA; many great nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Also preceding his death were his Mom and Dad, William Frank and Bessie Elizabeth Collins Rogers of Whistler, AL; his sons-in-law, Eluid “Hot Rod” Smith, Jr. of Eight Mile, AL and Jack Lawrence of Whistler, AL; his brothers, Hilton Rogers of Michigan, Frank Rogers of Demopolis, AL , George Rogers of Whistler, AL and Max Rogers of Selma, AL; his sisters, Mattie Mae Strachan of Whistler, AL, Elizabeth Dickin of Mobile, AL, Ada Rogers of Mobile, AL and Vermille Harper of California; and nephews, Leslie Rogers of Saraland, AL and William Strachan of Mobile, AL.
Mr. Rogers, a World War II veteran, was one of the “Greatest Generation,” as he served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Appanoose. He was in the Pacific Theater enduring the Battle of Leyte as well as many other battles while serving his country. After the war, he was employed by Brookley Field until its closing, and he transferred to Pensacola Naval Air Station commuting back and forth each day for many years until his retirement. His legacy left behind is not of material things but what he stood for and how he saw and lived life…hardworking, selfless, loyal, loving, caring and brilliant to name a few. They don’t make them like that anymore. DAD, GRANDPA, UNCLE, FRIEND, We Salute You…Your life will be celebrated and your legacy continued through the values, skill-set and “tricks of the trade” you have instilled in your family. We know you will check in on us from time to time and make sure we are in line! GO LIVE THE ETERNAL LIFE NOW, YOUR WORK HERE IS DONE.
Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon until the service hour. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jeff Smith, Jesse James, Roger Jernigan, David James, Jody James, Brian Lawrence, and Chris Marlow, and great-grandson, Thomas James
Interment arrangements by Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, 6100 Three Notch Rd., Mobile, AL 36619 | 251-661-1333