Irene Rebecca Rogers

July 5, 1926July 3, 2019

How She Loved Everyone...Praying Hours Every Night For Her Family and Friends...

Irene Rebecca Davis Rogers, "Grandma Rogers" to everyone, age 92, went to be with her Loving and Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at her residence in Clover, South Carolina. Irene was one of the founding members and the oldest living member of Union Road Church in Gastonia, North Carolina. She was a member of the Golden Age Club. She was Grandma to every one and her door was open to all who wanted to visit and have a meal provided by her. She touched lots of people in her life. She knew when someone was dealing with problems and issues so she comforted them and interceded for them with her Lord. One of Grandma Rogers's favorite things to do was to cook. She enjoyed cooking and making her family and friends happy with her biscuits. Many other things brought joy and happiness to Grandma Rogers, the bird feeders that she kept filled everyday, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, and other than her Lord was her family that she loved dearly. Grandma Rogers is going to be missed greatly by her family and friends.

Those left behind to cherish her memories and carry on her legacy are her three daughters and son in law: Brenda Meeks of Clover, Joyce Dawkins of Haw River, Mary and William Clark of Stuart, Virginia; four sons and daughters in law: George and Charlotte Rogers, Bobby and Charlotte Rogers, Johnny and Linda Rogers, Jimmy and Nancy Rogers, all of Clover; fourteen grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren also survive.

Irene was born in Swain County, North Carolina to the late Harvey Lee Davis and Junie Nelms Davis Hayes. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, George W. Rogers along with one sister; Leona Creedmore (Tince), three brothers: Clell Davis, Charles Hayes and Bobby Hayes; two sons in law: Bartley Meeks and William Dawkins and one granddaughter: Renia Dye.

A Life Well Celebrated Ceremony will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday ~ July 6, 2019 at Union Road Church, 2315 Union Road, Gastonia, North Carolina with Reverends William Calvert and Darrin Gibbs delivering words of comfort and hope to Irene's family and friends. Graveside and committal will follow at Westview Gardens Cemetery, 1123 Edgewood Road, Bessemer City, North Carolina. Active pallbearers are her grandsons: Rhodney Rogers, Scott Rogers, Johnathan Cassell, Payton Rogers, Michael Rogers Jake Hagans and Seth Gundlach. Honorary pallbearer is James Henderson.

The family will receive guests from 6:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM Friday ~ July 5, 2019 at Carothers Funeral Home, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, North Carolina.

A special thanks goes to Dr. Locklear for taking care of Irene for over 30 years.

Expressions of love and fond memories may be made on Irene's guestbook at

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is compassionately serving the family of Irene Rogers.


  • Brenda Meeks, Daughter
  • Bartley Meeks, Son in law Deceased
  • Joyce Dawkins, Daughter
  • William Dawkins, Son in law Deceased
  • Mary Clark, Daughter
  • William Clark, Son-in-law
  • George Rogers, Son
  • Charlotte Rogers, Daughter-in-law
  • Bobby Rogers, Son
  • Charlotte Rogers, Daughter-in-law
  • Johnny Rogers, Son
  • Linda Rogers, Daughter-in-law
  • Jimmy Rogers, Son
  • Nancy Rogers, Daughter-in-law
  • George W. Rogers, Husband Deceasaed
  • Harvey Lee Davis, Father Deceased
  • Junie Nelms Davis, Mother Deceased
  • Leona (Tince) Creedmore, Sister Deceased
  • Clell Davis, Brother Deceased
  • Charles Hayes, Brother Deceased
  • Bobby Hayes, Brother Deceased
  • Renia Dye, Granddaughter Deceased
  • Fourteen grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren also survive.

  • Rhodney Rogers
  • Scott Rogers
  • Johnathan Cassell
  • Payton Rogers
  • Michael Rogers
  • Jake Hagans
  • Seth Gundlach
  • James Henderson, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Receiving of Guests Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Life Well Celebrated Ceremony Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Graveside and Committal Service Saturday, July 6, 2019


Irene Rebecca Rogers

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Kathy Rhyne

July 5, 2019

Thanks for all the flowers food and prayers We really are thankful for all the friends and family

Nadine Pressley

July 5, 2019

Love and prayers,
Nadine Pressley, Tim and Iris Pack

Danielle Dye

July 5, 2019

Sitting in my great grandma's living room floor, as a child of maybe ten. My other cousins, Aunt's, my grandma and my mom all with towels in our laps breaking green beans. What I would do to have had a recorder now, we were all listening to Grandma Rogers tell us of her and our Grandpa Rogers early years together.
Life was in ways, much simplier. She told us stories of him eating her biscuits and getting hooked (what to expect of the most wonderful biscuits you've ever eaten),to stories of him going to war and her taking my grandma (the oldest and only @ that time) with her to visit my grandpa in New York and how she had to save her rations and eat peanut butter so her and my grandma could go see Popaw.
She was the living witness that prayer works and I could only imagine how different my family would be if it weren't for her nonstop prayer and batline to Jesus.
Going thru my own battles of struggle, I could always count on my grandma to pray for me and know she really means it.
As our family says our goodbyes, we know in Heaven you're rejoicing and having the time of your "life".
My family now has the best guardian angel there is.

Joanne Hayes

July 4, 2019

Our love and prayers go up to this precious lady's family. I've heard so many wonderful stories from my daughter, Lindsey Clubb Lail who so enjoyed the time spent with Christy at her home. She was a living testimony of Christ love and a Proverbs 31 lady. She now rests in His arms.

Jeannette Maskell

July 4, 2019

Grandma Rogers only knew how to love others. She always made anyone feel welcome in her home. If you ever needed anyone to pray for you, you could count on her. She's a true woman of God and His love definitely shined through her. She will be dearly missed.

Michael Glover

July 4, 2019

I have known Grandma Rogers all my life. As long as I can remember she was everybody's grandma. To me, she was and always will be one of the sweetest, kindest, and most loving people I will ever know. She and Grandpa George raised a wonderful family and were a great witness of God's love and dedication. I will always love and miss her. In my mind she will always be sitting on her front porch smiling....

William Clark

July 3, 2019

Prayers of comfort for the family. I am so blessed to have known you and your kind, gentle and loving ways. God certainly has another angel.