Frances Rogers, 79, took her wings to her heavenly home on Sunday, December 6, 2020. Frances was born in Uniontown, Alabama to Jordan and Ellen Hudson, both preceded her in death. Frances was also raised and grew up in Fairfield, Alabama.
Frances confessed Christ at an early age and united with the Galilee Baptist Church where she remained dedicated and devoted until her moving to Fort Wayne, Indiana. Upon her arrival to Fort Wayne, Indiana she became a member of Greater Progressive Baptist Church, under the leadership of Bishop Jesse White. She later moved her membership to Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Michael Nicholson. Frances remained at Mount Calvary as a faithful member until departure. While at Mount Calvary, she served as a Missionary, a member of the choir, and served in the Senior ministry church group. She also was an active member of the Women United Citywide Missionary Choir, faithful member of Sunday school and Bible study. Frances was an active member of the YMCA five days a week.
Frances knew God had some wonderful plans for her life. During her life she was able to graduate from Fairfield Industrial High School in Fairfield, Alabama; attend and graduate from Miles College with an Associate Degree in business.
Frances was later introduced to the man that she ended up marrying, Richard L. Rogers. They were united in holy matrimony on April 19, 1974. They celebrated 46 years of marriage together.” Momma Shug,” with her serving and caring heart, retired from Indiana State Developmental Center (Fort Wayne) after 25 years of service.
Momma Shug, Grandma Shug, sister, aunt, and friend to so many; her words when saying goodbye were, “I love you more.” Her devotion to her family and firm belief in God supported her throughout her life. One of her very favorite scriptures was, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.” (Philippians 4:13)
Living to honor Frances, and remember her love, her husband; Richard L. Rogers, her sons; Jordan L. (Cloretta) Hudson, Paul Michael Jones, and Dana Jones, stepson; Terry Moore, her daughters; Diane Rogers, Brenda Rogers, Cassandra F. Rogers, Donna L. Rogers, Ellen Jones, Carmen Rogers, and Felicia (Marcus) Wagstaff. Two nephews; Jarvis Edwards of Birmingham, Alabama and Carlton Edwards of Montgomery, Alabama, God daughter; Toni Cannon. She also leaves a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and cousins. Frances’ Sisterhood meant everything to her: Mrs. Lilly, Mrs. Ann, Mrs. Joyce, Mrs. Liz, Mrs. Lola, Ms. Lenora, Ms. Mary, and Sister Fields.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Jordan and Ellen Hudson, her daughter; Manessa Hudson, her sisters; Ellen L. Hudson-Scott, and Shelly M. Hudson-Edwards.
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