East Funeral Home

602 Olive Street, Texarkana, TX


Betty Jo Rogers

May 3, 1933May 4, 2020
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Betty Jo Rogers passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on May 4, 2020. She was born on May 3rd, 1933 in Calhoun, AR to Theo and Opal Hennessy. Betty graduated from Magnolia High School where she met Big Bill. During her high school years, Betty was a high school all American basketball player and received the honor of being selected to the All-American Basketball Team. Betty and Bill married and built an exciting life together. Betty had many hobbies - she loved reading and was involved with friends of the library, hiking, road trips with her childhood best friend Peggy as well as traveling with friends. Loved history, Indian artifacts, exploring cemeteries and spending time with family at Razorback games.

Betty was a member of First United Methodist Church, Arkansas and above all, she had a passion for her church. She loved her church family and dearly missed them during the last couple of months.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Rogers; and her parents, Theo and Opal Hennessy.

Survivors include her children, Ann White; Ronny Rogers and wife, Donna; Bill Rogers, Jr. and wife Laura all of Texarkana, AR; Judy Rogers Payne and husband, Mike of Bella Vista, AR, Linda Rogers and Marilyn Joiner both of Texarkana, AR; Suzanne Irby Hicks of Sugarland, TX. She was blessed with grandchildren: Leigh Ann, David, John Michael, Drew, Jordan, Courtnee and Buck; several step-grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be11 :00 A.M. Friday, May 8, 2020 at Antioch East Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jaimie Alexander officiating.

Open come and go visitation is Thursday from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at East Funeral Home-Downtown.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Texarkana, AR.

Condolences may be left at www.eastfuneralhomes.com or www.facebook.com/eastfuneralhome

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened" - Theodor Suess Geisel (aka "Dr. Suess")


  • Open Come and Go Visitation

    Thursday, May 7, 2020

  • Gaveside Funeral Service

    Friday, May 8, 2020


Betty Jo Rogers

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Jana Berry

May 10, 2020

Judy, I am up early on this first Mother’s Day without your mom. You will be in my thoughts and prayers especially today. Thanking God for the good memories that you had with her.

Linda Gray

May 9, 2020

Judy and family. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom she was a beautiful person prayers and thought for your family for strength and guidance lol miss you

Lloyd and Dean Jones

May 7, 2020

Our deepest sympathy.

Dianne Barfield

May 7, 2020

Condolences to the Family:
Enjoyed seeing Betty at North Heights Pharmacy for many years.
She always made you feel welcome. Had the pleasure of being on
a travel tour with her, Marilyn & Bobbie in the Smoky Mountains.
They took me in to their group and I had a wonderful time being
in their company. Betty had a big personality to match her big
heart. Hate to see such a great lady go...but I know Heaven was
glad to see her.

John and Susan Bridges

May 7, 2020

Prayers for all of the Roger's family and loved ones. Susan and I send our deepest sympathy for you all.

Linda Fayad (Parker)

May 7, 2020

To Bill Jr & family, So very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Betty at the drug store. She was a delightful, kind, interesting woman and I’m glad to have known her. May she Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Linda Fayad (Mrs Ross Parker)

Mike & Kitty Totten

May 7, 2020

Our deepest sympathy
Mike & Kitty Totten

Shonna Soderqvist

May 6, 2020

Betty always welcomed me into her home and made me feel so accepted. She and Bill hosted our wedding rehearsal dinner in their home to help my parents out and because Bo didn't have any family to do that for him. We were so grateful for their kindness. Our sincerest condolences to the whole family. Love and prayers for all.
Shonna (White) Soderqvist and Bo Soderqvist

Peggy Gray Adcock

May 6, 2020

Judy, I'll always remember the choir trip at school and your momma was one of the chaperones on the school bus and George Davis was driving the bus and he slammed on the breaks and had a fit!!!Your momma was such a trooper!!! So sweet. You have been blessed. Good fun memories!!!Sorry for your loss!!Prayers for you and your family!

Brad & Martha Patton

May 6, 2020

Dear Bill, I so enjoyed visiting with your mom at North Heights Pharmacy. She was so sweet. We have you and your family in our prayers. Brad, Martha and Bailee


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