Mary McConnell Rodgers

April 26, 1935May 4, 2012

Mrs. Mary McConnell Rodgers, 77 of Augusta, GA, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, May 04, 2012 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday at Augusta’s First Nazarene Church with Rev. Joseph Lennon officiating. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Robert Rodgers, John Wayne Rodgers, Shawn Rodgers, Craig Williams, Jason Williams, and Joey Williams.

Born in Bowersville, GA, she was the daughter of the late Herbert “Mac” McConnell and Lona Ussery McConnell. She moved to Augusta in 1951 from Winter Garden, FL. Mary graduated from Academy of Richmond County and retired after thirty seven years with Augusta Truck Sales and its affiliates, E&J Truck Sales as Controller and on the Board of Directors. She joined the Augusta First Church of the Nazarene in 1952 and was on the Church board for many years and served as a steward, treasurer, a corporate secretary and a Sunday School Teacher. Mary was a gracious woman of God. She also had the gift of hospitality.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant son, William Ray Rodgers, daughter, Jacqueline Anne Rodgers, and step son, Edward Wayne Rodgers. She is survived by her husband of fifty nine years, Roger Lee Rodgers, stepson, Richard Lee Rodgers, brother in laws, Dennis (Charlotte) Rodgers, Nelson Rodgers, Jimmie Rodgers, Roy (Marie) Rodgers, sister in law, Carolyn (John) Riggs, five grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 6-8pm at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Lumpkin Road Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Augusta's First Church of the Nazarene, 2044 Lumpkin Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906.



  • Visitation Sunday, May 6, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 7, 2012


  • Interment

Mary McConnell Rodgers

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Betty Rutherford

August 18, 2012

Mary has been a wonderful friend over 50 years, she has gone from our midst but will forever be in my heart, she portrayed what a christian should be and was always willing to lend a helping hand to others.
May God bless her memory and if we live the kind of life Mary lived we will meet her on the streets of gold one day.

Elizabeth Messsina

May 10, 2012

People just can't know the sorrow that another has to bear, but they can express their sympathy and show that they care. So, I'm sending this to tell the family that my thoughts and prayer is to keep you in our Savior's loving arms, and give you comfort during this time of sorrow.
Elizabeth J. Messina

Andy Rutherford

May 7, 2012

I certainly appreciate Mary and the life she modeled before my family at First Church. Growing up in the church she was a vital contributor to the success and ministry of the church. I am grateful for her friendship with my parents and for her support over the years. May she rest in peace with her Savior.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home

May 6, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.