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Billie Evelyn Walker Rogers (09-29-2016)
Photo of Billie Evelyn Walker RogersBorn in Athens, LA on
April 16, 1928, to Leonard
and Ivy Gem Acklin Walker,
Billie Evelyn Walker
Rogers went home to be
with her Lord and Savior
on September 16, 2016 in
The Woodlands, Texas.
Visitation was from 5-7
p.m. on Friday, September
23, 2016, at Evergreen
Baptist Church in Bernice.
Funeral services were
held at 10 a.m. on Friday,
September 24, 2016 at the
church with Bro. Wayne
Sistrunk officiating. Interment
followed at Evergreen
Cemetery under the direction
of Kilpatrick Funeral
Home of Farmerville.
She was devoted to her family, her church and her
community. As she prayed for her family daily, she called
each one by name. She had a true concern for people and a
special love for all children. She could make the youngest
of babies smile. Over the years, she served in many capacities
at Calvary Baptist Church in Monroe and Evergreen
Baptist Church in Bernice. She always led a God-centered
life. She felt that her ministry was to call, provide food and
send cards to those in need. Any and all were welcomed
during Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. She liked
nothing better than having friends and family crowding
in and enjoying themselves. When asked her secret to
life, she quickly replied, “Love the Lord and love others.”
God truly blessed her with a loving family, good health, a
supportive church and community that she loved dearly
and where her legacy will live on in the many lives she
touched. Her passing leaves a huge hole in our lives that
will never be completely filled again.
She is preceded in death by: Her parents; her husband
of 68 years, Cecil F. “Red” Rogers; a daughter, Deborah
Rogers Johnson; two grandsons – David R. Pilgreen and
Mason Rogers; two brothers – Wilford “Ted” Walker and
Durwood Walker.
She is survived by: Four children, Helene Pilgreen and
husband Ervin, Ronnie Rogers and wife Debbie, Dennis
“Rudy” Rogers and wife Rose and Gregory Rogers and wife
Laurie; ten grandchildren – Nathaniel Pilgreen, Crystal
Thompson Davis, Clint Thompson, Kandi Rogers Nolan,
Allan Pilgreen, Terri Pilgreen Rogers, Haley Rogers Wiggins,
Collin Rogers, Cortney Rogers and Britney Rogers;
nine great -grandchildren and one great -great grandchild;
two sister-in-laws – Faye Simpson Rogers and Annie Jo
Rogers Houston.
Even though all her friends were special to her, there
are some long-time friends she would honor – Belma Street,
Bobbie Paul, Violet McEnery and Gail Reeves. She also
had many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends that sheloved and doted over each one. She loved all those at Arbor
Rose Assisted Living in Farmerville who loved her in kind.
Pallbearers were Nathaniel Pilgreen, Clint Thompson,
Allan Pilgreen, Collin Rogers, Connor Davis, Mike Nolan,
Reed Rogers, and Aaron Wiggins.
“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them
all … a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her
the reward she has earned, and let her accomplishments
bring her praise …”Proverbs 31:29-31
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.
kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.