Funeral services for Oveda Elizabeth Jackson Rogers will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 325 W. Fulton St., Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. James Blassingame officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Park, Sumter.
The public may view from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Palmer Memorial Chapel, 304 S. Main St., Sumter.
Mrs. Rogers will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. on Friday for further viewing until the hour of service.
Mrs. Rogers, widow of the late retired Tech. Sgt. Raymond Rogers Sr., transitioned on Friday, July 6, 2018, at her residence in Sumter.
Born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late James E. and Bennie Elizabeth Jackson. Oveda was a graduate of Attucks High School in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and attended Tennessee State University. After moving to Sumter, she was employed by Becton-Dickerson Industry, until retirement. Mrs. Rogers' Christian experience began at Freeman Chapel CME Church in Hopkinsville. Later, she joined Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Sumter.
Survivors are three daughters, Claudia Dobbs and Benita Price, both of Columbia, and Melanie Ford of Sumter; four sons, Chevon (Crystal) Jackson of Atlanta, Timothy (Tannie) Jackson of Columbia, Raymond (Jacqueline) Rogers Jr. of Pineville, North Carolina, and Clifford Rogers of Springfield, New Jersey; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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