Ethel Mae Rogers age 95 of Galveston died, Saturday, December 19, 2009 at Bayou Pines Care Center in La Marque. Funeral services are 11:00am Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at Arcadia First Baptist Church in Santa Fe, Reverends Rick Smith and Bill Sims, officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home of Galveston. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.
Ethel was born October 21, 1914 in Hope, Arkansas to Frank Newberry and Essie Butler Newberry. She grew up in Arkansas where she married the love of her life, her late husband, Willis “Rog” Rogers. The couple started their family in Arkansas and then moved to Galveston. Along with her husband, Ethel was a charter member of West End Baptist Church of Galveston where she was involved in many aspects of ministry. She loved to sing in the choir, work in the day care and was a member of the WMU, where among many activities she cooked for the Baptist Student Union at UTMB. She was currently a member of Arcadia First Baptist Church in Santa Fe.
Preceded in death by her parents, her husband Rog, and daughter in law, Barbara Rogers, survivors include daughter, Mary Janell Kays and husband Steve of Dickinson; sons, W. Donald Rogers and wife Deanie of Santa Fe, and Dale “Luke” Rogers of Dickinson; 12 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers are her grandsons and great grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arcadia First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 128, Santa Fe, Texas 77517.
Friends may sign the register book and send the family condolences at www.CarnesBrothers.com/contactus. Please include the Rogers name.