Dorothy C. Rodgers
October 20, 1923 – August 25, 2019
Dorothy Clapp Rodgers went home to be with the Lord Jesus on August 25, 2019.
She was born in Charlotte on October 20, 1923, daughter of Herman Mason Clapp and Mary Peeler Clapp. She graduated from Central High School in 1942 and graduated from Southern California Bible College in Pasadena, California in 1946 with a BS in early childhood education. Her gift was with small children as she loved to relate to and teach them. She lived a life of grace and kindness, reflecting the grace she experienced through her Savior, Jesus Christ. Another delight was singing as she loved to sing with her husband and little ones around the house. Dorothy had a wonderful sense of adventure and loved to travel. She was influential in arranging trips with her two daughters Donna and Becky to Hawaii, England, and California. For her 90th birthday her family took her on a cruise to the Bahamas. Mother also loved to shepherd her grandchildren to Putt-Putt near her home in Charlotte. She had a great sense of humor and a beautiful smile. Anyone visiting was always greeted with a big smile and hug! She attended Garr Memorial Church and later Christlife Church.
She is preceded in passing by husband John Rodgers, sisters Betty Mason(Buford) and Barbara Teague(Johnny).
Her surviving family are Dr. Donna Wike and husband Gurney of Statesville, Rebecca Campbell (Scott) of Beeville, Texas and John Rodgers of Charlotte. Grandchildren are Jennifer Wike Huger (George), Kimberly Loftis( Matt), Leah Hampton(Jesse), Kristina Johnson(Craig), Laura Campbell, Cromwell Campbell(Mandy), Mary Salas(Rick), Travis Campbell (Nilda); 23 great grandchildren and numerous other family.
Many thanks to the staff at Brookdale Assisted Living in Statesville for assisting her since 2015 in providing a loving and supportive environment.
Funeral service will be held at Wilson Funeral Home in Charlotte on Thursday, August 29 at 1 pm with graveside services following at Sharon Memorial Park.
Memorial may be made to Christlife Church or charity of choice.
- Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, August 29, 2019
- Committal Service Thursday, August 29, 2019
Dorothy C. Rodgers
August 25, 2019
Some of the things I loved about her was her love and commitment to Jesus first and how funny she was. We called her Aunt Dot Dot. One day she sent a Birthday card to one of my girls and signed it Love,
This is one of my favorite memories of her. I laugh laugh at this even today. She is a wonderful lady of God and is having a wonderful time with her Lord and family today in heaven. I look forward to seeing her again.