Rev. Charles Allen Rodgers
August 10, 1947 – June 4, 2018
Charles Allen Rodgers, 70, died Monday, June 4, 2018, at his home at Cotton Plant. He was born August 10, 1947, to the late Rev. Ben Rodgers and Mrs. Ruby Wood Rodgers.
Charles was a member of FBC New Albany. He was also a Baptist minister having served as Pastor of Amaziah Baptist Church in Union County, Algoma Baptist Church in Pontotoc County, Bel Aire Baptist Church in Gulfport, Mississippi, and East Philadelphia Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He served as Associate Pastor at Grace Memorial Baptist Church in Gulfport, Mississippi, First Baptist Church of McComb, Mississippi, and Leawood Baptist Church of Memphis, Tennessee. He served as Director of Missions for the Jackson County Baptist Association in Pascagoula, Mississippi and had recently retired as Director of Missions for the Union County Baptist Association in New Albany, Mississippi. He spent time serving as interim pastor at several local churches, as well. Charles was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Charles had a great love for his family, as well as for his churches and fellow pastors. He loved Southern Gospel music and was a member of the Master’s Quartet early on in his ministry. Over the years, he had continued to sing with family members, most notably his wife, Debra, and daughter, Aimee.
Visitation will be Friday, June 8, 2018 from 4-6 pm at United Funeral Service with the funeral service at 6 pm. Brother-in-law, Rev. Dennis Smithey, will officiate.
Charles is survived by his wife, Debra Cousar Rodgers; his son, Bradley Allen Rodgers (Christina); and daughter, Aimee Rodgers Bogitsh (Josh); sisters: Frances Byrd (Bob), Marie Pilcher (Johnny), Pat Wilhite (Wayne); his brother, Hal Rodgers (Martha); four grandchildren: Isabella Rodgers, Elle Bogitsh, Brody Rodgers, and Tyler Bogitsh.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Ben Rodgers; his mother, Ruby Woods Rodgers; and his brothers: Bobby Rodgers and Hugh Thomas Rodgers.
In honor of his service to our great nation, United Funeral Service will fly the United States Air Force flag for the duration of his services.