Jerry Wayne Rogers, Jr., 47, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019.
Jerry was a devoted father who spent hours playing with his girls, supporting them in their school work and sports and giving them opportunities to achieve their hearts desires. He would make up silly games with the girls, like “steamroller”, forced snuggles and anything that could be a little competitive. He loved nothing more in life than his daughters.
As the only child of Jerry and Pat Rogers, Jerry knew his parents loved him. He enjoyed being a part of a large extended family. He was born in Bethel, North Carolina and spent his childhood in Scotland Neck. As an adult, he called Edgecombe County home.
Jerry’s love of sports was ever present, whether on the basketball court, the golf course or watching ESPN. He enjoyed playing golf with his friends John, Richard and Joe. As he got older and playing basketball got harder, he simply applied more athletic tape and played harder.
Jerry could fix anything. He just needed to look at it and think about it and then he could do it. With this talent and willingness to work hard, he was a great machinist. He loved the people he worked with and was a loyal employee to Ray Whitehurst for 29 years.
Jerry had a passion and drive to accomplish whatever he set his mind to.
When he was good, no one was better.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years Joanna and his daughters Alesha Boyce and her son Cullen, Sarah and her husband Juan Varon, Emma and Lillian; his parents Jerry and Pat; and in memory of his aunt Barbara Bullock, survived by her husband Uncle Doug; aunt Edna Tate; uncle Robbie and aunt Victoria Whitley; aunt Shirley and uncle Art Roberts; aunt Judy Braxton; aunt Mildred Corn; uncle Tam and aunt Janet Weathersby; aunt Paulette Hold; aunt Sybil Cabell; aunt Laura and James; aunt Barbara Oliver. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Edward and Glynn Whitley and Preston and Essie Rogers.
A Celebration of Jerry's Life will be held at 7:30 PM on Thursday night, June 6, 2019 at Carlisle Funeral Home. The family will be receiving friends from 6 PM until service time on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations may be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/take-action/give-a-gift/donate-to-afsp/
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