Dr. Susan Rogers, 49, a resident of Cleveland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 4, 2014. She was surrounded by her loving family.
She was a professor of British literature for 20 years at Lee University. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Lee University and received her masters degree and her doctoral degree from the University of Alabama.
She was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, where she served as a Reader. She loved to travel and was an avid Alabama fan.
She was preceded in death by her father, David Keith Rogers Sr.; and a gentleman who was like her father, Robert E. Blackaby.
She is survived by her loving mother, Judy Grissom and husband, Tom Grissom, who was a dear person in Susan’s life; brothers: David Keith Rogers Jr., Kevin Eugene Blackaby and wife, Vernice, and Robert Stuart Blackaby and wife, Kimberly, all of Cleveland; three nieces: Anna Claire, Jane Elizabeth and Grace Caroline Blackaby; two nephews: Phillip Brooks and Nathan Brooks; aunts: Diana (Sugar) Davis and husband, Austin, of Birmingham, Ala., Rosa Carr and husband, Edwin, of Oxford, Ala., Eujena Collings and husband, John A., of Geraldine, Ala., Linda McCollum and husband, James, of Geraldine; uncles: John R. Rogers and wife, Mary Lou, of Geraldine, Edward Rogers and wife, Shirley, of Albertville, Ala., Truman L. Rogers and wife, Gayla, of Albertville and Kelly W. Rogers, of Albertville; several cousins; and a host of friends.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 1 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Joel Huffstetler officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Luke’s Memorial Gardens.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the ALS Foundation or the Hospice of Chattanooga.
The family will receive friends today, May 5, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Grissom Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.grissomfh.net Phone 423-476-8575 for more information.