Ermine S Rogers

September 20, 1915 ~ March 5, 2018 (age 102)

Ermine Susie Rogers, formerly of Cross, SC was born September 20, 1915 to the late George Anderson and Mary “Maude” Mazyck Anderson.  Ermine was the eldest child of their union.  She departed this life on March 5, 2018 in Gaithersburg, MD where she resided.

Ermine received her education in the public schools of Berkeley County, SC.    At the age of 14 she moved to live with her “Uncle Jim” James & Munchin Anderson in Detroit, MI.

While living in Cross, SC Ermine was a faithful member of Jehovah AME Church where she served in the Sunday School ministry and the Women’s Auxillary.  She was a former member of Jehovah Chapter #203 of the Order of Eastern Star.

In December of 1936, she was joined in holy matrimony to the late Sam Butler at the home of her parents.  From this union they were blessed with one child, Georgianna Naomi Butler.

 In 1965, she married the late Rev. Joseph Rogers.  After his passing, she moved to Brooklyn, New York.  She worked at Unity Hospital as a dietician aid.  This line of work was a perfect match for her because she enjoyed watching cooking shows like “Julia Child” and trying new recipes.  Some of her favorite sayings were “pray strong and trust in the Lord”, “a person don’t know what they come to in this world” and “no fool, no fun”

While living in New York, she was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.  She later joined Christian Cultural Center and was active member of the prayer group.  She joined Church of the Redeemer when she moved to Maryland.

Preceded in death, One child Georgianna Naomi (Butler) Nelson; siblings Theodore Anderson, Lottie A. Law, Brake Anderson, Preston Anderson, Lee Anderson,  Christopher Anderson and Daniel Anderson preceded her in death.

Ermine leaves to cherish her memory two granddaughters, Lisa Nelson of Greenbelt, MD; Beverly Nelson-Oliver of Potomac, MD; one sister Geneva Williams of Jacksonville, FL; two sisters-in-law Corean Anderson (Cross, SC), Wilhelmina Rogers (Pineville, SC);one stepson Garfield “JD” & Margie Rogers (Cross, SC); one stepdaughter Henrietta Nesbitt (Tucson, AZ) and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Celebration of Life for Ermine Rogers will be held at:

Jehovah AME Church

1565 Old Hwy 6

Cross, SC 29436

Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018

Viewing 1pm, Service 2pm

Final Resting Place: Spring Plain Cemetery, Cross, SC

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