We are sad to announce the passing of Lela Earlene Jackson Rogers. She departed this life on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the age of 75. Lela graduated Austin High School in 1962. She was employed at Hess’ Distribution Center for over 20 years. Lela later worked as a Machine Operator at Screen Art Company and was a Beautician by trade also. Lela loved to cook and sew special things for her loving family. She enjoyed being a member of the J.T. O’Connor Senior Center as well. She was a faithful member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church serving as an usher for many years.
Those who await her in heaven are her husband, Walter Rogers, Sr.; stepdaughter, Patricia Lattimore; parents, James, Sr. and Dorothy Hughes Jackson; brothers, James, Jr., Augustus “Pee Wee” and Sydney Jackson; nephew, Johnny Jackson; aunt, Daisy Dougherty and great aunt, Jeannie Hicks.
Left to cherish her memory are devoted sons, Walter Jr. and Bernard Rogers; devoted daughters, Michelle and Cassandra Rose Rogers; grandchildren, Shameka, De’Angelo, Shaonna and Shamiya Rogers; great grandchildren, Shajalei, Shamiyjne’, Nevaehian, Sha’Jyria and S’Rhyiah; step granddaughter, Deborah (Victor) Ervin of Cleveland, OH; sister, Cornella Isom; nieces, Lela Graves of Charlotte, NC and Nikki Patterson; grand nieces, Nicky and Ayrrianna Jackson and three great grandnieces; a host of other family and several friends to include childhood best friend, Evelyn Banks and devoted friends, James Styles, Sr. and Juanita Grant.
Thursday, October 24, 2019, the family will receive 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with the Homegoing Celebration to follow at Mount Calvary Baptist Church 1807 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN. Reverend Leroy Franklin, Pastor and Reverend A. Wayne Howard, Eulogist. Interment will immediately follow at New Gray Cemetery where a white dove release will conclude the service. Flowers may be delivered to the church the morning of the service. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com
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