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24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
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Mable Rogers

Mable Ilester "Rettie or Rita" Rogers (Parker)

Thursday, December 1st, 1938 - Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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On July 25, 2020, the sun set on Mable Ilester Parker Rogers and she slipped into eternal rest after a courageous battle with a short-term illness. Mable, affectionately known as “Rettie” or “Rita,” was born on December 1, 1938 to the late John Henry Parker and Mable Heath Parker.

As a young girl, Mable knew she loved serving God. She became a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Painter, Virginia, where she worshipped until she moved to Brooklyn, New York. Mable was educated in the Accomack County Public School System.

“Rettie” married the love of her life, Ernest Rogers, Sr. and they moved to New York. While there, she was a loving and devoted wife and mother. In 1996, she relocated to Virginia.

“Rettie” was a quiet soul who spoke softly but with great strength. She had a loving heart and was extremely giving of herself, always offering advice. She loved to cook and have her family attend her annual Mother’s Day and Thanksgiving dinners. Mable was affectionately referred to as “Grandma G” by her great-grandchildren. We love you “Grandma G” and will deeply miss you.

“Rettie” was preceded in death by her three brothers, Otis Parker, Lennell Parker, and Richard Parker; two sisters, Nadine Parker and Geraldine Reid; son-in-law, Charles Gittens, Jr.; and two brothers-in-law, Alphonso Johnson and Theopoleus Baines.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory: two children, Raynel Gittens of Camden Wyoming, DE and Ernest (Linda) Rogers, Jr. of Brooklyn, NY; three grandchildren, Charles (Sade) Gittens, III of Baltimore, MD, Sabrina Cupples, and Sherwanda Rogers, both of Brooklyn, NY; four great-grandchildren, Elina Nikci of Brooklyn, NY, Brooklynn Gittens, Braelynn Gittens, both of Baltimore, MD, and Aaliyah Holmes of Brooklyn, NY; two sisters, Ina Johnson and Erma Baines both of Dover, DE; one goddaughter, Mignon Da’Costa; one very special niece, whom she always held dear in her heart as a daughter, Treva Reid of Fredericksburg, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Shiloh Baptist Cemetery-Boston
    31559 Boston Rd.
    PAINTER, VA 23420
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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 12:00pm
    Shiloh Baptist Church - Boston
    31559 Boston Rd.
    PAINTER, VA 23420
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  • Interment

    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 12:00pm
    Shiloh Baptist Cemetery
    31559 Boston Rd.
    PAINTER, VA 23420
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Rodney Parker

Posted at 12:40pm
Aunt Reedie I miss you so much, you were very positive in my life. Bless all the rest of our family. Love u ALL . She will be in my HEART UNTIL. GOD BLESS

Keva Bagwell

Posted at 11:44am
Pete and Raynell, hold on to your precious memories of "mother." We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you all. We will continue to keep you in our prayers. Love, Keva and Michael Bagwell

Posted at 10:29am
Yet I am always with you;
You hold me by my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will take me into glory.
PSALM 73:23-24
I will miss you so very much Godmother.
I will miss your smile your encouragement your laughter and most of all your love. Rest in heavenly peace. Give cousin Ernest a hug and a kiss for me. Hugs and kisses. I Love you.

Tryphinia Kennedy

Posted at 12:01pm
May God give you all peace that your mother is with our God. I send my sympathy to the family. Just know God has his hands on the family. There is love that will live forever and there are memories that will shine through the sorrow. May the wonderful memories of your mother, sister, auntie, grandmother,friend and love one love be with you and comfort you at this time. With Deepest Sympathy.
Tryphinia Kennedy and Family

Run the Giddens

Posted at 07:51am
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