Saturday, January 24, 2009

Mrs. Amelia Rogers Passing

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Mrs. Amelia B. Morris Rogers, 98, entered into eternal peace on Wednesday (Jan. 21, 2009) at the home of her niece, Sylvia Simpson Hutchinson.
Born to Edgar and Sophia Beatty Morris on May 22, 1910 in Jonesville, Va., she lived most of her life in Big Stone Gap, Va. The fifth of six children, she was preceded in death by sisters, Charity M. Martin, Mary M. Talford and Florence M. Simpson; and brothers, George L. Morris and Charles E. Morris, in addition to her husband, Elbert Rogers.

After graduating from high school at Swift Memorial Junior College in Rogersville, she made her living as a seamstress and in family domestic services. She met and married Elbert Rogers and, in the latter years of their lives, they resided in Bristol, Tenn. After the death of her husband, she returned to Big Stone Gap where she made her home until her death.
“Aunt Amelia” was a quiet woman who would help anyone she could and met life’s challenges with strength, fortitude and faith. She was a member of Mount Herman Presbyterian Church and of the Bristol, Va. Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Rogers are her nieces, Mrs. Sylvia S. Hutchinson (Edward R. Hutchinson, Sr.), Dr. Miriam DeLois M. Fuller, Jefferson City, Mo., Mrs. Angela M. Crockett (Russell Crockett), Philadelphia, Pa., Ms. Crystal Morris, Miami, Fla. and Mrs. Marva M. Connor, Brooklyn, N.Y.; nephews, Dr. Charles E. Morris, Jr. (Dr. Jeanne B. Morris), Normal, Ill., and Dr. Joel M. Morris (Betty S. Morris), Adelphia, Md. In addition, there is a host of grand-nieces and grand-nephews and their children.
The family wishes to express their deep appreciation for the loving care that “Aunt Amelia” received from the nurses and staff of Total Home Care Hospice, Heritage Hall Nursing Home, special cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap on Monday from 1 to 3 p.m.
Aunt Amelia’s going home celebration will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mark Harkness of Acworth, Ga.
Interment will follow in Oakview Cemetery in Big Stone Gap.
Memorials may be sent to Mount Herman Presbyterian Church, c/o Mrs. Juanita Dinkins, 618 Powell Avenue, Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219.
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