Nettie Susie “Sue” Fuller Rogers
OXFORD — Nettie Susie “Sue” Fuller Rogers, 83, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Oxford Health and Rehab. She was born Jan. 10, 1933, in Oxford to the late Jefferson Davis and Nora B. Mitchell Fuller. After graduating Ole Miss, she moved to Owensboro, Kentucky, where she met and married Leonard Gene Rogers Sr. She and Leonard moved back to Oxford where they started their family. Leonard’s work as a rural electrification specialist took their family to Little Rock where Sue completed her masters degree in library science, worked as the Media Specialist for the Pulaski County Special School District and served as president of the Arkansas Library Association. In 1993, they moved back to Oxford and she worked as the librarian for the Lafayette County Schools until her retirement in 2001. After retirement, she became a published author of children’s books. In 2006, they moved to Water Valley and she spent much of her time volunteering at the Library at Davidson Elementary School. She adored her grandchildren and cherished every moment she could spend with them. In spring 2011 she was introduced to her “angel dog,” Chubby, whom she loved like a child, and they were inseparable.
Visitation will be held Saturday, April 2, 2016, from noon until 2 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with Elder James Hall and Elder Josh Winslett officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery in Lafayette County with Alden Burns, Mike Eubanks, Brandon Richardson, Michael Richardson, Chuck Tatum and Hunter Tatum serving as pallbearers.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Rogers Newman of Water Valley; her son, Roge Rogers of Collierville, Tennessee; her sister, Helen Carter of Kennett, Missouri; and three grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband and her grandson, Jeremy Michael Barber.
Memorials may be made to Yalobusha Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Bob Heath, 30 CR 254, Bruce, MS 38915.