Thursday, January 06, 2005

Obituary: George Rogers

MADISON - Dr. George Rogers departed from this earth on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, following a brief illness. He was born on Nov. 27, 1949, a son of the late Anna and Leroy Rogers. He was raised on the south side of Madison and attended Franklin Elementary School and Central High School. He was a locally and nationally known gospel musician and organist. George had the opportunity of accompanying celebrities such as Gregory Hines, Ann Nesby and Prince. His life was dedicated to helping others. Making other people happy brought joy to George. George served on the South Madison Coalition of the Elderly. Although raised in the St. Paul A.M.E. Church, he later affiliated with SS Morris, Second Baptist, Faith Community Church and Christ of Solid Rock Church. He is survived by a daughter, Demetria Shelton; three grandchildren, Shanice, Daijon and Dominique; a sister, Margaret Brown; two brothers, Bert Rogers and Leroy Rogers; beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous close friends. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the family. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 8, 2005, at MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH, 2019 Fisher St., Madison. From noon until 1 p.m., please feel free to greet and visit with the family at the church. Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 6021 University Ave. (608) 238-8406.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on January 6, 2005

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