Thelma Elizabeth Rogers was born on March 3, 1940 to the late Jonas S. Thompson and Elnora Thompson, in Goldsboro, North Carolina. She was one of eleven siblings.
She moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a child. She was educated in the Philadelphia school system and graduated from Simon Gratz High school.
She married the love of her life James Rogers and had two children, Kevin and Vincent. She spent most of her life in Philadelphia until recently moving to Jacksonville, Florida. While she liked Jacksonville, Philadelphia remained her home in her heart.
Thelma retired from the Department of Welfare where she worked for 32 years. She was beloved by her co-workers and remained friends with most of them even after retirement. She was described as the life of the office.
Thelma loved to spend time with family. She spent years hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for both sides of her family. She also enjoyed going to family reunions where she could socialize and catch up on everything everyone was doing. She also loved going to the casino with her late sister, Beulah Duvernay.
Thelma leaves to mourn her passing, her son Vincent Rogers; daughter-in-law, Louise Croston-Rogers; brother, Roosevelt Thompson; sister-in-law, Lula Thompson; grandson, Darren Rogers, his wife, Natasha Rogers; four great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Due to the Covid-19 concerns the family is requesting each person to wear a face mask.
Sarah L. Carter's Funeral Home Southside is serving the family.
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