The Celebration of the Life of Mary Louise Rogers

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Psalm 23:1-6

Mary Louise (Lucy) Rogers was born on November 19, 1967, in Monroe, Louisiana to the late Vertie Lee Rogers and Alvin Rogers. She spent a total of 52 years on God’s earth. She accepted her life to Christ at an early age, as a member of Progressive Church in Monroe, Louisiana.

Ms. Mary graduated from Richwood High School in 1987 and attended Robinson Business School to be a CNA. Ms. Mary enjoyed gardening and talking to her friends and family daily.

On Thursday, July 23, 2020, Ms. Mary passed away peacefully surrounded by her two daughters, doctors, and nurses that cared for her at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport-Monroe Medical Center (formerly named E.A.Conway Hospital).

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Eula Welch and James Bohanna; mother, Vertie L. Rogers; her father Alvin Rogers; her sister, Veronica Martin; her two brothers, Alfred L. Martin and Larry Rogers; and her aunt Willie Mae Voner.

Her memories will be cherished by her two daughters, Donishia L. Rogers (Monroe, LA) and Nicole Rogers (Monroe, LA); her sisters Gwendolyn Freeman (Steve) of Monroe, LA, Patricia Rogers, Mary Bohanna (Monroe, LA); her brothers; Tyrone Rogers (Detroit, MI) and Edward Martin (Monroe, LA) (California); her sisters-in-law, Patricia Martin (Monroe, LA) and Tayran Ford Jones (Monroe, LA); her aunts Dianne Wadley (Houston, TX), JoAnn Carter (North Carolina), Aunt Marion Holston (Monroe, LA); one uncle, James Welch (where he lives) her four grandchildren, Marqui L. Rogers, Ly’neshia V. Crossland, Wesley M. Boston, Jr., and Nicholas Rogers; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation will be on Friday, July 31, 2020, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at McFarland Funeral Home, located at 1901 Burg Jones Lane, Monroe, LA 71202. There will be a graveside funeral service at Richwood Memorial Gardens, located at 2705 Richwood Road #2, Monroe, LA 71202.