Funeral services were held May 17, 2014, at New Zion MB Church, Oakvale, for Mr. Rickey Rogers, 50, who died May 10, at his residence. Rev. Ronnie Macabee, officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Rickey Rogers was born to the late Eddie McClellan and Earlie Rogers in Oakvale. He was the eighth child of 11 children. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia Turner and Joann Rogers and several aunts and uncles.
He was educated in Jefferson Davis County School system. He later began to work as a pulp wood hauler at Charles Rogers Lumber in Columbia. He was also a community worker with men in the Oakvale community.
He was a member of New Zion MB Church and remained a faithful member until his death.
He is survived by one son, Fredrick Rogers of Prentiss; one daughter, Yaminah Berry of Prentiss; four brothers, Oliver (Alma) Rogers of Monticello, Louis Martin of Prentiss, Enoch (Kathy) Rogers of Lumberton, and LaStephen (Sebrina) Rogers of Oakvale; three sisters, Diane Williams, Victoria Turner and Shirley (Archie) Thompson all of Oakvale; four half-sisters, Mary Drummond, Gloria Rogers, Lashelia Murphy and Sharon Rogers all of Oakvale; many other relatives and friends.