Mrs. Lois Rogers, age 93, of Hiawassee, Georgia passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia. Mrs. Rogers was born on May 7, 1925 in Young Harris, Georgia to the late William Perry Sampson and Cora Howell Sampson. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church for over 70 years. She served as the head of hospitality for Macedonia and used her amazing cooking skills to take food to community members. She was a very hard-working person, working as a lunch room manager at Towns County School for 23 years. In her spare time, she continued her hard work in her garden growing vegetables and flowers. Mrs. Rogers was a tough, one of a kind person who never had a bad thought about anyone. She loved visiting with people in the community and in the nursing home. When Mrs. Rogers moved to the nursing home she loved playing games and socializing with other residents; she enjoyed the time she spent there. She was a devoted wife and made a loving home for her family.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Mr. Glen Rogers; her parents, William and Cora Sampson; one daughter and son in law, Audrey Rogers Osborn and Ray Osborn; one daughter in law, Karen Rogers; her sister, Juanita Sellers; and her brothers: Howard Sampson, Cecil Sampson, George Sampson, Ulysses Sampson, and Arnold Sampson.
She is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Joyce Rogers, Joel and Nancy Rogers, and Bert and Diane Rogers; one daughter and son-in-law, Gale and Herman Wood; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Sampson; her grandchildren: Eddie Osborn, Elaina Turpin, Brent Osborn, Gina Dean, Bryan Osborn, Kellie Rogers, Julie Rogers, Wes Wood, and Jessica Ledford; along with her 14 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews, and friends.
The family will receive friends on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 6-9 PM at the chapel of Banister Funeral Home.
Services will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2 PM at Macedonia Baptist Church with Reverends Bradley Thomas and Jimmy Rogers officiating. Mrs. Rogers will lie in state from 1-2 PM on Saturday at Macedonia.
Pallbearers: Eddie Osborn, Brent Osborn, Bryan Osborn, Wes Wood, Greg Rogers, and Ernie Sellers.
Interment will follow at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.