Dorothy Schwamberger Rogister, 80, of Tarboro passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday July 24th.
She was born to parents Walter Bernard Schwamberger and Augusta Kirkland Schwamberger on April 23rd 1942 in Long Island, New York. She graduated from Pascack Regional High School in Hillsdale, NJ.
After her family moved to Speed, NC she met and married the late James Rogister. It was truly a “city girl” meets “country boy” love affair. They were so very happily married for 56 years. She worked side by side with James on the farm while raising three girls. Dorothy will be remembered as one of the sweetest, most gentle souls to ever have walked this earth. Her special sneaky sense of humor will be so missed by her family and friends. She was truly the best wife, mama, grandma, ga-ga, sister and friend, and she was so loved by so many. She was also so loved and well thought of by so many of our Edgecombe County farmers for her service to them in her years working for the FSA.
Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Terri Thomas(Scott Smith) of Tarboro and Jenny(Chester)Paramore of Tarboro; son-in-law Glenn Stroud of Hobgood. Grandchildren; Jessica Stroud, Joseph Thomas, Emily Thomas, and Seth Paramore. Sisters; Evelyn Mitchell of Tarboro, Margie Belch of Tarboro and Kathy(Tim) Weeks of Emerald Isle. Brothers-in-law; Junius House of Tarboro, E.W.(Bill) Rogister (Jean), Paul Rogister of Palmyra, Bobby(Shelby) Rogister of Bethel. Sisters-in-law: Ellen (Larry) Raynor of Rocky Mount, Annie (Don) Godwin of Tarboro, Linda (Donnie) Davenport of Seneca, SC, Margie Rogister of Tarboro; many beloved nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter Debbie Rogister Stroud, grandson Brandon Stroud, sisters Ann Schwamberger, Lillian Kirkland, Viola Aycock, and Carolyn House of Tarboro.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 26th at 11:00 a.m. at Carlisle Funeral Home with Pastor Daniel Peede officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the family home.
The family would like to thank the many special friends and family who showed their loving support to her over the years.
The family request those wishing to give memorials in lieu of flowers to please consider Kindred Hospice 122 E Saint James Street, Tarboro, NC.