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Rachel W. Rogers

Charles W. Rogers, Jr., 85, Major, USMC (retired), died January 7, 2021. His loving and spiritual wife of 59 years, Rachel W. Rogers, 84, died on January 10, 2021.

Charles and Rachel met in 1959 on a blind date in Quantico,VA and were married in 1961. Major Charles W. Rogers, Jr. was one of the first black men to go through Naval Flight Training as an officer. Rachel was a member and trustee of the Church of God, and Saints of Christ in Suffolk, VA.

They are survived by their four children, Harry Billups (Toni) of Dallas, GA, Charles W. Rogers, III of Chesapeake, VA, Robyn Rogers of Suffolk, VA, and Annette Batiste of Winchester, VA; seven grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Charles is survived by brothers, Earl and Joe Taylor; sister, Delores Randall; and many nieces and nephews. Rachel is survived by her sister, Mary Carter; brother, Charles Ward; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Graveside services will be held at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9 a.m. The family is being served by Baker-Foster Funeral Home in Suffolk, Va. Condolences may be posted at RWBakerFH.com.

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My thoughts and prayers go out to the Rogers Family. Heaven received two Angels this week. I am so sorry for your loss

Shirley Shook May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Sending my condolences to the family! They will be greatly missed! I will continue to send my prayers to the family! They are together in heaven together and they are as happy as ever!

Nykki Barrett May 13 2021 12:00 AM

My prayers and condolences go out to the family of Bro. Charles and Saint Rachel Rogers. May the Almighty God comfort they family during these very difficult times. God is our refuge and strength during difficult times. Sorrowfully submitted Deacon Gregory Volkens Belleville VA

Deacon Gregory Volkens May 13 2021 12:00 AM

We are so saddened by hearing of the passing of Charles and Rachel. Our deepest sympathy to Harry, Charles, Robyn and Annette. Our thoughts, prayers and love is with you all during this very difficult time. May God's grace sustain you! The Boekhoudt Family

Cora and William Boekhoudt, The Boekhoudt Family May 13 2021 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy and prayers for the Rogers family. May God give you all the strength to endure your pain of the passing of your beautiful parents. May HE continue to hold each and everyone of you in the hollow of His Hand. Sarah Lofton and family.

Sarah lofton May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Expressing heartfelt sympathy in the losses of 2 beautiful people, Charles & Rachel. They are still together and in love. Im praying for you all, Annette & Alexis, Im here for you. I love you. Flora

Flora Mainor May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Heaven has received two wonderful people We will miss them dearly Our prayers are with you all we send our condolences

Cedric & Rene Warren May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Tongue does not adequately express the heartfelt sympathy in the loss of two precious jewels. They have transitioned to a higher life where joy and gladness shall be found therein. May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob sustain you, strengthen you and hasten healing to the family. Anita E. Brabson

Anita E Brabson May 13 2021 12:00 AM