Betty Lou Rogers

Mrs. Betty Lou Rogers, 86 of Cartersville, Georgia, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 2:00PM at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 147 Jones Street, Cartersville, Georgia 30120.

Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, 319 North Erwin Street, Cartersville, Georgia 30120. The body will lie in state in the church from 1:00PM until the hour of service.

Due to COVID-19 regulations and guidelines, physical distancing practices will be in place, and MASKS ARE REQUIRED for those that will be admitted to the service. The family is the main concern during this time of bereavement and space will be limited. We have to ensure the family is able to attend the service, so there is a possibility of some friends not being admitted. However, the service will be  livestreamed.

On April 27, 2021, God called home His servant, Betty L. Rogers, to eternal peace and rest.

Betty was born on May 6, 1934, in Cartersville, Georgia, to the late A.J. Woods and Candy Sweet Woods. She was preceded in death by her parents: her loving husband of 63 years, James T. Rogers; her son, James Rogers Jr.; and several siblings; sisters, Hattie Sloan, Florene Jones, Samantha Slocum, and Pearl Conner; brothers, Willie Glenn Woods and Willie Augustus Woods.

Betty accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age, and she joined Macedonia Baptist Church. Eventually, she changed her membership to Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church where she served in different capacities for many years, including as a servant leader of the Kitchen Ministry and as a member of the Deaconess Ministry. Prior to her illness, she was a faithful and devoted member of her beloved Sunday School Class.

Much like the "Good Samaritan," Betty knew the true meaning of "love thy neighbor." She respected the dignity and worth of all persons, and she was always willing to lend a helping hand. Betty was also an excellent cook, and she was known for her macaroni and cheese. She would have fed the world, if she could, and she found such joy and contentment through feeding and loving others.

Most importantly, Betty was a loving wife, doting mother, adoring sister, aunt, and cousin, and fiercely loyal friend. There was nothing more important to her than her children, family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memory her two daughters, Theresa Oglesby (John) and Carolyn Rogers Johnson; four grandchildren, Saundra Rogers, Stephen Raymone George (Eowyn), Misty Grayer (Daryl), and Terrica Bailey (Mike); seven great-grandchildren, Bethani Pickett, Brooke Pickett, Jaiden George, Elliott Geoge, Tripp Grayer, Reese Bailey, and Parker Bailey; siblings, Beulah Sloan and Albert Woods (Mary); and a host of relatives, loved ones and friends.

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Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Service, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements.