Celebrating the life of Harrietta J. Rogers
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She grew up in Memphis along with three siblings, Patricia, Harry Jr. and Paul. She attended Martin Memorial Temple CME Church and graduated from George Washington Carver High School. She studied elementary education at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee where she met future husband, Theodis H. Rogers, Jr. The two were married June 3, 1967.
Because Theodis was in the Air Force, the two lived all over the United States. While stationed in Mississippi, they had their first child, Tonja. After leaving the Air Force, the family settled in Harrietta's hometown. While in Memphis, Harriettta worked as a substitute teacher and a special education teacher. She also gave birth to their second child, Joel.
The family moved to Conway, Arkansas in 1980. Harrietta continued to be an advocate for people with special needs by volunteering with Faulkner County Day School/Milestones, where son Joel was a client and eventually served on their board. She was a wonderful wife and loving mother who enjoyed gardening, reading, attending plays and concerts and traveling with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Theodis H. Rogers, Jr.; daughter Tonja Rogers and son Joel Rogers, all of Conway, AR; one sister Patricia Green of Memphis, TN; four aunts; several in-laws; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 am, Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Fellowship Bible Church, 1051 Hogan Street, Conway, AR. Visitation one hour prior to services. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery in Conway, AR.
Services entrusted to Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, 910 Walnut Street, Conway, AR. "IN YOUR TIME OF NEED...WE CARE."
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