“…a moment in time that will last a lifetime… I have slipped away into the other room…whatever we were to each other, we still are. Call me by my old, familiar name. Speak to me as you always have. Laugh as we always laughed in those moments that we shared together. Smile when you think of me, be still and pray for me. All is well. Nothing is past, nothing is lost, one moment and all is as it was before---only better. Infinitely happier...we will be together forever”. -Unknown
Cora Lee Gerald Glenn Rogers, one of God’s infinite wonders, entered this world in Marion County, on November 21, 1932. On September 18, 2021, God decided it was time for her to rest in his presence. She was the youngest child of the late Getter and Elizabeth Gerald. At an early age she accepted Christ as her personal savior and became a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Mullins, South Carolina.
Cora was a graduate of Palmetto High School, in Mullins, S. C., earned her B.S. degree at Morris College in Sumter, SC and her Master’s degree at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. She was a notable athlete and was inducted in the Athletic Hall of Fame of Morris College.
Cora’s professional life was dedicated to the field of education. She began her career as a teacher in Horry County. After working for a few years, she and her husband, Charlie Rogers were recruited to teach in Fauquier County, Virginia where she lived for over 40 years, taught elementary education, grades 1-4, and ended her career as a reading specialist. While in Fauquier, she joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, volunteered, and assisted in many auxiliaries. After Charlie’s death, she returned to Mullins. At Mount Olive Baptist Church, her favorite acts of love were praying for others, volunteering at the Tuesday Soup Kitchen, where she met many people requesting prayers for themselves and others in the community. Additionally, she focused on the sick with numerous visits, baskets and prayers. Always wearing those hats, she was noted for her service to the Lord and to God’s people, demonstrating love for all. With her eyes always on the prize, Cora lived a life of selfless service, dedication, and honor to her faith, her family and her community.
Cora, a woman of few words, great wisdom and a quiet demand for respect, was a member of many organizations to include the alumnae Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, a member of the Eastern Star, the NAACP and was awarded many community service awards and teaching honors.
Cora leaves to cherish her memory and uphold her legacy her children Paula Cotman (Gregory) and Rodney Rogers (Jatoris); one brother, Johnnie L. McClellan; three granddaughters, Chelsea Cotman, Natasha Rogers, and Nia Rogers; a grand-son, Rodney Rogers, II; a special niece, Sandra Latson-Davis; and a special sister / cousin Jacquelyn Troy-Johnson; and a host of special cousins, other relatives and friends.
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