- 75 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 14, 1937
- Place of birth:
Campti ( Natchitoches Parish), Louisiana, United States
- Date of passing: Apr 2, 2013
- Place of passing:
Houston, Texas, United States
|~~2nd Year Anniversary April 2,2015~~ From your aby brother ) Bro.Floyd T Rogers Sr.(bruh') and family. Let us all reflect,on the memories of our beloved Evangelist Missionary Geneva Mae Rogers Spencer and our deceased family members.Rest In Peace|
Evangelist Missionary Geneva Mae Rogers-Spencer
1937 - 2013
75 Years Old Born: August 14,1937 Passed Away : April 2,2013 after a long,long battle with colon cancer (metastatic)
IN MEMORIAM OF THE LIFE and LEGACY of our Dearly Beloved Evangelist Missionary Geneva Mae Spencer ,
Mother,Sister, Sister-in-Law , Aunt, and dear Friend, in connection with her only living baby brother , of 11 siblings , Bro.Floyd T. Rogers Sr ( blind individual) as excerpted and bio-graphed by Bro. Rogers , and narrated by his wife Sister Dykeba Lecole Rogers, for the purpose of memoriam visitors and for the the visually impaired, as well Background Music "Troubles of The World" by The Late Great Mahalia Jackson , so similar to the voice of our dear mother The Late Great Sister Rose B.Rogers. Evangelist Spencer leaves behind three sisters, Laura Lee Wilson, Beulah Mae Coutee, and Hazel Mae Pratt and the only living brother, Bro.Floyd T. Rogers Sr. (Please excuse all of the errors in punctuation, spelling or grammatical errors due to all of the stress,trauma, and frustration we are suffering at this time .)(Please note , you may find parts of this memoriam and biography , very interesting, amazing,shocking and heart-wrenching ( happiness and sadness), coupled with a considerable amount of emotional moods as described and detailed as follows:
Our beloved Evangelist Missionary Geneva Mae Spencer was born to The Most Elite 33rd Mason Brother Joe Edward Rogers and Eastern Star , District Missionary Rose Bell Waldrup Rogers , on August 14,1937 in Campti, Louisiana of The Natchitoches Parish . Evangelist Missionary Spencer covered her primary studies at The Campti Junior High School and later graduated from the Nacthitoches Central High School in Natchitoches ,Louisiana. She was well rounded in sports and extracurricular activities . While at Campti Jr.High she was an outstanding girl scout , a top performer and held the first place position throughout the track and field season in the high jump. She was a talented cheer leader and drill team member . She excelled in theater arts , was an adamant band member where she played the tuba , as well as a four year track and field, and a varsity basketball star during her four years of high school at Central High . Although her studies did not end after high school,she attended The Central Area Trade School where her focus was on cosmetology and was Board Certified in Louisiana and later in Texas. Evangelist Spencer was a excellent pianist .She was also an excellent seamstress , same as her dear mother and her baby brother, Bro.Floyd.
A very sad time came in Evangelist Missionary Spencer's life when she gave birth, in the late 1950's, to a baby boy who weighed 11 lbs and was 21 inches in length , who appeared very, very healthy but was unfortunately, born stillborn From henceforth due to some unforeseen female complications , in 1965 she had to undergo surgery at Jefferson Davis Hospital, at the time. Her baby brother Floyd Thomas Rogers, who was a manager on Richmond Avenue and Mandell in Houston, Texas at the time , was in contact with the Chief Surgeons and staff, from his office , throughout the entire procedure .He later closed his office and rushed to the hospital to be at her bedside, when she awakened. Due to this type of surgery it prevented her from ever being able to give birth again. Sadly enough this horrific tragedy , caused her to suffer a long, long history of Postpartum Depression. Statistically ,Stillbirth occurs in families of all races, religions, and income levels. Each year in the United States about 25,000 babies, or 68 babies every day, are born still. This is about 1 stillbirth in every 115 births.However , unfortunately, this tragedy took a great toll on Evangelist Missionary Spencer, and she was forever devastated.
In regards to Brother Joe Edwards Rogers and District Missionary Rose Bell Rogers Evangelist Missionary Spencer's, outstanding parents who were excellent roles models for their children , and for the young and the old. Brother and Sister . Rogers were both multi-talented, and creative . They lived in a lakefront Clear Lake community,starting in the early 1900's in Campti Louisiana, as sharecroppers The grew cotton, regular corn, popcorn,sorghum ,sugar cane, peanuts, soybean,, sweet peas , field peas,cream peas , crowder peas ,whiple peas, black eye peas, purple hull peas, and green beans ect They also grew sweet potatoes and Irish potatoes ,tons of watermelons and cantaloupes ect.., The Rogers children enjoyed the three huge Black Walnut trees during the season . There mother Sister Rose would make homemade walnut candy and homemade walnut ice cream. All of the children found this so exciting to have one giant cherry tree that produced crates of delicious red cherries that we would eat daily, during the season .Our mother would use some of these cherries for jellies, jams, and juices. Our parents also raised chickens by the hundreds, turkeys,ducks, peacocks, geese ect., and raised all kinds of farm animals for market.
In regards to Sister.Rose Bell Rogers , she and Bro. Joe Edward Rogers and their children were members of The St.Titus Baptist Church , in Campti , Louisiana , from their childhood and throughout their adult lives. From this stemmed Sister Rose Bell Rogers's ministries of mission work and outreach, where she mesmerized crowds around the country with her sharp and crisp alto voice with the echoing background of God's spirit. She was an eloquent orator who never ceased to electrify the crowds who would gather at the schools, churches, and other facilities to hear her speak words of wisdom and at the same time spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ . She was one of the greatest seamstress. She even mastered quilting, embroidering, knitting ,crocheting,needlepoint,ect., as well as be an amazing beautician/stylist.She made her own hair growing grease as well as making her own bath and laundry soap using some fresh herbs from her own garden. Sister Rose was an expert in horticulture. She mastered the skill of growing all of kind of fresh fruits and vegetables , with her focus on some considerable amount of healing herbs that she used for holistic remedies.She and the older children would milk their Jersey cows and gather the cream from the milk and she would make her own homemade butter,fresh cheeses,buttermilk and lots of fresh milk to drink;from the chickens they raised, they would gather dozens of eggs daily.Missionary Rose Rogers preserved jars of all varieties of fruits, vegetables to jellies and jams. Our specialty was MayHaw Jelly .The Mayhaw Tree grew in the water, so we would enjoy harvesting them by wading and scooping them out of the water with small nets, as Evangelist Spencer , our brother, Brother Edward and our brother , Brother Jimmie would shake the trees .Of course our mother was an excellent cook, she made everything from scratch . She loved to focus on main course dishes , fruit and meat pies , as well as cakes, with a specialty of pastries of all varieties.
In regards to The Roger's homestead, they were the only African Americans , within several miles. Bro. Joe Edward Rogers,mastered the skill of agriculture and soil rejuvenation, and some experience as a veterinarian. He was a notable hunting and fishing guide who had rods and reels of all kinds and was a fly-rod fishing expert. He caught the state's largest gar fish weighing in at 247 lbs He made his own tackle,hand-carved fishing lures, and made his own handmade fishing tangle nets ect .., He had customers from all around the country. Since the Rogers family lived next door to The Percy Brochette' Marina that had it's own minnow ponds , and a considerable amount of summer log cabins on Clear Lake which connected to Black Lake further down ,where fishermen flocked to every year, for fishing tournaments , water skiing, swimming , and picnicking.The abundance of all kinds species of fish in these two lakes and wild ducks, made Brother Rogers' hunting and fishing guide services bustling during this early 1900's era. Bro. Rogers also used his fishing and hunting guide services , to accommodate anglers and hunters throughout the country. Bro Floyd is also an adamant fisherman and technique specialist as he has passed on his love for fishing fresh water and salter water down to his wife and children. They frequent the bays and the lakes during season for year yound competition for Bro.Floyd and his wife as well as competitions for their children.One of Bro .Floyd's main fishing mottos is : "Fishing is one of the best therapies on the globe, when you take your kids fishing today , you won't have to go fishing for them in the streets tomorrow." Bro.Floyd has had a great compassion for outdoor sports since his childhood to the present. He was one of the greatest hunters in The Natchitoches Parish starting from 9 years old until he left home at 15 years old.
Bro. Joe Edward Rogers and Missionary Rose Bell Rogers kept on serving their fellow brethren . They open heartily served the community, diligently serving ,through mission work , all walks of life, the poor, underprivileged, sick and shut in, and just about anyone who needed a helping hand. Their great compassion , love for God , and ongoing mission work , was well known throughout the community and was widespread throughout Natchitoches Parish and throughout the country . Having said all of that mentioned, now we can see why Evangelist Spencer and her baby brother were successful in their lifelong endeavors and careers after having such excellent role models, as their mom and dad .
Bro.Floyd picked up this torch and ran with it , shortly after their father passed away, but before Bro.Floyd left home in Louisiana , he to took part in this Rogers Family mission work . He would run errands for his mother on his bicycle and by horseback , having the same love and compassion,for his sisters, as his mother and father.For his sister , Beulah Mae Coutee,since she and her family were living on the bayou at the time, about 14 miles away. He would catch a ride, or sometimes his mother would drop him off to spend weeks and sometimes the summer, with his sister to help her out around the house,during , Beulah's pregnancy with her oldest child , Helen Coutee and afterwards. Bro. Floyd would also babysit Helen as his sister Beulah and her husband Lawrence Coutee would work in the plantation next to their home. On occasions afterwards , even after Beulah and her family moved from that location by Cousin Allivane and Johnny Crumbling , where they later relocated upon the hill in cousin Easter's house , where the well was so deep until it would take forever for a rock to hit the bottom. Bro.Floyd was also there to help her when she was pregnant with her second child Betty Coutee . Bro Floyd was even there when our grandmother, who was a midwife for many years , delivered Betty on the 4th of July 1956 or 57 .As I was standing outside of the house , by the room, with my ear to the wall, listening in , suddenly I heard my grandmother when she spanked the baby's buttocks , and the baby started crying, thereafter announcing you have a fine baby girl. Simultaneously, a 1952 green pickup flew by down the highway so fast I could barely see it when it passed ,traveling around 80 or 90 miles an hour, as the driver lost control and crashed into the embankment , ejecting the two passengers and the driver all the way on top of the hill. When I heard the crash .I ran down the highway and ran to the scene as fast as I could run. The distant was equivocal to about three city blocks, I was about 13 years old at the time .There I discovered a horrific and gruesome scene of injury and death.As I proceeded on top of the hill where they lie. I discovered that it was J.C. Thomas,who was the driver , my cousin Nelsina, and my brother -in-law Beulah's husband Lawrence Coutee. The driver J.C. Thomas was killed instantly from a broken collar and neck bone, as well as both his arms and legs were brokenMy cousin Nelsina and my brother -in-law both suffered broken bones, and were unconscious when I arrived. By the time I got back down to the highway , I stopped a passerby and pleaded with them to go the nearest house and call an ambulance,since there had been a terrible accident. Within 20 to 30 minutes the ambulance and policeman were on the scene. Sadly enough , this was an alcohol related tragedy.I later returned back to the house and explained this to my grandmother outside of the presence of my small niece Helen and my sister Beulah , since Beulah had just given birth and was too weak to get that kind of tragic news, I was just being a Good Samaritan as we have always been taught. Due to all of the hardships and other she suffered during her marriage, Beulah's marriage ended years ago . Beulah Mae Coutee is 79 years old now and is a retired school teacher
Now , in regards to Bro.Floyd's oldest sister , Laura Lee Wilson . He would also go to spend the summer with her to lend her a helping hand too. He even took care of his oldest Sister Laura's 6 (six) children,cleaning her house, nursing the younger children with bottles, changing diapers,(remember there were no Pampers in those days ) keeping the baby's Bird Eye Diaper's, washed daily, feeding the smaller babies Gerber foods while he would cook full course meals for her older children as their mother, Laura Lee Wilson worked on the plantations,sometimes . Bro.Floyd did all of this, for his his sisters from around age 10 until the time he left home at age 15. Due to all of the brutal hardships Laura suffered during her marriage. Laura's marriage ended in the early 1960's. Laura Lee Wilson is 84 years old now and is a retired beautician. Anyway, Bro.Floyd continued his mission work where he would take food to loved ones and friends, as well as checking on the sick and shut in. Bro.Floyd continued to run with this torch and shared this torch with his sister Evangelist Missionary Geneva Mae Spencer.
Evangelist Missionary Geneva Mae Spencer was a beautician for a short while in Louisiana ,thereafter, seeing that her baby brother was only 6 years old when their dad was set up , and poisoned with arsenic in 1949, at a luncheon, by some sick varmint (in laws) , which caused his death on Thanksgiving Day in 1949, because some were so jealous of his wonderful marriage to District Missionary Rose Rogers and his success as a sharecroppers and businessman. This took a great toll on Bro.Floyd , and caused him to suffer major depression, anxiety, and grief, for the loss of his father. But Brother .Floyd kept on sharing his vision and dream with the family that he would be successful if he left Louisiana . After much thought and prayers, and the fact that his mother believed in him, and she knew he was gifted, multi-talented, responsible,and had the faith of a mustard seed and always talked about God and Jesus at a young age . Surprisingly, Brother Floyd was baptized by his godfather, Rev George Walworth at The St.Titus Baptist Church at the tender age 6, in 1950. Due to all of this mentioned and other, Missionary Rose Rogers finally agreed to allow her baby to move to Houston at such a young age ,15. Upon his arrival he lived with his oldest brother, Brother Jimmie Rogers, who was a foreman at The Port of Houston. Bro. Floyd lived with his brother Jimmie,until he was able to transition. By the time Bro.Floyd turned 16, while still attending high school, he was already established in the business, as a manager, and was already set up in his own 2 bedroom apartment. Bro Floyd started off his career in the heart of Fifth Ward on the corner of Lyons Avenue and Fellowstone , where he also gained notoriety with friends from all walks of life who were lawyers, doctors, politicians, judges ,businessmen,school teachers,professors, and clergyman, ect.., The late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan's Law Office was next door to our business, therefore since she was and educator as well she offered me tutoring sessions during her free time, she would tutor ,give me tips on business management and legal matters. Also all of us mentioned , used to dine together during breakfast at Joe Marshall's Drugstore, on the first floor of Congresswoman's law office and lunch at Lanes' BBQ as well as dining at Spanish Town where the African Americans owners served a variety of Mexican dishes ,located in the back of the Lyons Theatre, on the corner of Benson and Lyons Avenue. We also dined at Southern Kitchem,on Lyons Avenue across the street from St.Elizabeth Hospital where they served some of the best soul food dishes and desserts.Each of us would take turns taking care of tab. I even installed Congresswoman Jordan, a set of custom made seat covers for free as a small token of thanks. Anyway, to further his credentials Bro Floyd attended trade school and received certification in upholstery, new custom built furniture , refurbishing antiques interior decorating , customizing the interior and exterior of automobiles , specialty carpeting customized, tailor made pleat amd roll seats with plain or multicolored stripes, which included pleat and roll on the door panels , package trays, dash,sun visors sometimes inside of the trunk, for competitions and car shows. Bro.Floyd specialiazed in making convertible tops some with half moon or diamond in the back window . This was popular in those days, from the late 1950's throughout the 60's . Bro .Floyd was one of the fastest in operating all brands of commercial sewing machines as well as a certification in business management .In spite of his success as a businessman , he continued his mission work in Houston, by accommodating his fellow brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews ,cousins and others who needed a place to stay and gave them a job when they moved from Louisiana to Houston. Rev.Acy Doyal McCraw originally from Many ,Louisiana, was a dynamic orator as the Pastor of The Mt Pleasant Baptist Church, on Solo Street . Upon Bro/Floyds' arrival to Houston , since his bossman and wife Proctor and Verline were members of this church ,Rev. McCraw would always stop by the business in the evening after he left his college classes to chat.After he learned that Bro. Floyd was from Campti, Louisiana just a few miles from his hometown Many,LA and that Bro.Floyd was baptized at the age of 6 , he was astonished and Rev.McCraw went on to say that he thought he was the youngest seeing that he was just 7 years old when he was baptized. As time progressed Rev . McCraw became Bro.Floyd's spiritual advisor, guardian, and a dear friend .
"Moma Lena", formerly Mrs.Lena Kyles was his landlord and a retired school teacher. She used to sit down and lecture Bro.Floyd as if he were her own son, supported him in all of his endeavors, helped him to establish credit, and other. She acted like a true "mother", to Bro.Floyd. Anyway, because of his love for his family, Bro.Floyd accommodated them free room and board. He would also give some of Laura Lee Wilson's children a summer break , especially the oldest nephews Leon, and Jimmy, who spent three consecutive summers at Bro.Floyd's home . Bro.Floyd would send them all back home to Louisiana with new clothes, 1960's school book bags filled with school supplies, until they all finished high school.
Bro.Floyd did all of this for Laura Lee Wilson's children out of the kindness of his heart and to help her through her tumultuous marriage.
All of this prompted Evangelist Missionary Geneva Mae Spencer to refocus her endeavors and career, and reconnect with her baby brother , who gladly accommodated her upon her arrival to Houston in 1961, until she was able to transition into her own place. Upon her arrival to Houston she later converted from her traditional baptist religion to the Pentecostal Church of God in Christ (sanctified) . Bro.Floyd connected with his sister again, where she enrolled at Espanola Beauty School where she had to take another 750 hours in classes , before she could go the the board for the state of Texas .She subsequently passed all requirements .Soon after this , she met and married Owen Spencer . Thereafter she launched her first beauty shop on Sam Wilson in Houston Texas. Later launched another beauty shop on Sakowitz Street which was unsuccessful. She later opened another beauty shop on Tape Street. Lastly,she opened up her beauty shop, and a customized hat and floral design business on Fowlie Street. Rev Spencer had his own booming business ,as well, in janitorial services . After being married for 21 years, Rev Spencer, left Evangelist Spencer for another woman. This took such a great toll on Evangelist Missionary Spencer it literally made her physically and mentally sick,so much so, until she had to seek therapy for her condition. This explosion of abuse turned her life into shambles. Yet and still ,She still did not give up on hope and faith in God. Evangelist Missionary Spencer suffered a considerable amount of adversities, but she never ceased to stop serving the Lord and continued her missionary and evangelical ministries for years to come.
In 1983 ,Evangelist Missionary Spencer, brought her ministries to a new level and attended The C.H. Mason Bible College and Institute, to further her degree and licensing in theology. In late 1983 she graduated successfully as Cum Laude of her class. She had a vast outreach in jail ministry , she took her ministry throughout the entire prison system in Texas , her hospital ministry where she would visit and pray with those who were hospitalized , and street ministry where she ministered to the under privileged, just to name a few . She also focused on assisting young families in their times of need and introducing them to Christ and the ways of righteousness. She was very free-hearted , like her parents and baby brother , like they all were taught from small children. She would frequently invite her baby sister,Hazel, her husband and all six of their children over for dinner so that they could all enjoy the fresh hot prepared meals she would cook, and on many occasions, Evangelist Spencer would take Sister hazel and her husband Eddie Pratt out to dinner , where she would once again cover the costs . Evangelist Spencer did this for many years,out of the kindness of her heart. One of her high points in her ministry , was to feed the needy and less fortunate with money from her own pocket. Whether it was dining out or taking them to shop for groceries , and clothing as her sister in law , Sister Dykeba Rogers, witnessed first hand on numerous occasions as well as the street ministries they joined in together throughout Wharton Texas inviting the community to join them for church and come and hear the word of God. As for her sister-in-law Sister Dykeba Lecole Rogers she has known Evangelist Missionary Geneva Mae Spencer since 1983.They met while singing in the UNAC 5 1983 ,choir of the Church of God In Christ Southeast Jurisdiction, in Houston, Texas . In later years they also sang together in the choir , from 1983-1985 at The National Holy Convocation of Church of God In Christ in Memphis , Tennessee , which had over 200 choir members, under the direction of the late Great Dr.Mattie Moss Clark , mother of the well renown " Clark Sisters." While Evangelist Missionary Geneva Spencer sang soprano , and Sister Dykeba Rogers sang contralto they sang melodious melodies for different engagements around the state of Texas. Sister. Dykeba Rogers is a renown pianist, organist, and soloist, since 1980 , who joined Evangelist Missionary Spencer again in 1986, on her quest to spread the news of Jesus Christ and would accompany her as she sang wonderful solos. This is the same Wharton, Texas where, four years later , in 1990 , where Bro. Floyd met Sister Dykeba Rogers,they both fell in love the same day, as she played piano for The Pastor's Anniversary.Keep in mind , Evangelist Missionary Geneva Mae Spencer and their younger sister, Sister Hazel Pratt stood by ,looking on, as their brother did his usual hand sign to his sisters as saying ,this is it . They both knew from the expression and the glow on these to lovebirds faces , that the timing was right. On the seventh day, God said it was good , the proposal was implemented ,after which the union has lasted for 23 years, and still counting ,in which some family on both sides , said it would never last, because , Bro.Floyd was too old (47) and legally blind , at the time Sister Dykeba Rogers was only 18. God is bigger than all of them he gave Bro .Floyd exactly what he prayed for , for many years a young virgin, clean positive -minded , someone that does not believe in gossiping , highly educated ,understanding ,classy , decent wife, and six children three boys and three girls. Ages 4, 13,14, 15, 20 and 22 years old.
Now, in looking back over the life of Evangelist Missionary Spencer. As time progressed, her physical condition began to deteriorate . She was ultimately diagnosed with Colon Cancer (metastatic, recurring ) She began intensive treatment for her colon cancer in in 2007 where she endured bouts of remissions and bouts of new diagnosis. In spite of all of her illnesses she never lost her faith in God, and spent her last years doing unto others as she wold have them do unto her . She was very strong throughout her long battle, but was finally succumbed to this horrible disease on the morning of April 2, 2013 at 9:50 am at The Herman Memorial Southwest Hospital , in Houston Texas. Sadly enough cancer is such an ever destructive disease that first took my dear mother on March 6,1966 , in which, Evangelist Missionary Spencer and I accompanied her through all of the best of treatments and therapy , back and forth for chemotherapy, In The Texas Medical Center, since her care in Louisiana was limited in which her battle was very painful to her and devastated our family. Evangelist Spencer , and I , and our deceased brother , Brother Edward took turns keeping watch on our dear mother , Missionary Rose Bell Rogers , and made sure she received the best of care while she was in Evangelist Spencer's home on Sam Wilson in Houston, Texas .Sadly our mother passed away on March 6,1966, while all three of us and Evangelist Spencer's neighbor Joyce was also present . After this monster (cancer) took away our dear mother, my sister and I began our studies and research on cancers, revamped our diets ,our everyday lifestyles, and sought alternatives regarding handling stress, and stress related cancers.
Our brother Edward Rogers later ,passed away in 1977 , his death was caused by recurring heart attacks. At the time of his death Bro.Edward had gone back to Louisiana to check on his 40 acres of land and to have his property surveyed. Moments before Bro Edwards' death , Bro .Floyd Rogers had just arrived home from work , exhausted .He received simultaneous phone calls from the hospital in Shreveport as well as a call from his sister Evangelist Missionary Spencer , concerning their brother's critical condition.Owen Spencer , Evangelist Spencer's husband refused to take her. I told her" that's ok just be ready you can ride with me I am on my way " I had to drive from my home in South Park in Houston Texas crosstown to Settegast .Upon arrival, Evangelist Spencer was standing in the driveway with her luggage, she immediately jumped in saying "let's go bruh' I am ready. " By the time we got to Scenic Wood .Sister Hazel was standing outside waiting in their drive way with her 4 small kids and their luggage ,seeing that I had just bought a brand new Pontiac Grand Prix with sticker tags still in the window with crushed velvet interior. I told my sister Hazel "that's ok , grab some sheets and put over the seats and the floor and come on and go with me I'll take you "this is after Hazel's husband Eddie Pratt refused to take her and the kids on this emergency trip. Yolanda Andrenette Pratt , Sis.Hazel Pratt's daughter, was the first one to jump into my new car , along with three of her siblings Von age 10 , Renelle age 7, and Kutina age 5 at the time. This is the same Yolanda who was floor showing , at the hospital , flashing in Evangelist Spencer's obituary, floor showing at the funeral home, the cemetery , and at the funeral at The Williams Temple Church of God In Christ in Houston, Texas . She was 8 years old in 1977 , and is now 43 years old. This same Yolanda Pratt was the main one to coerce others decisions during my sisters' Evangelist Missionary Spencer's , final days of illness. As I was speaking of earlier , before we started this shocking and emergency trip of over 300 miles, I stopped by my friend's BBQ restauraunt and bought food and drinks for all of us, seeing that knowone had eaten dinner . By the time we reached Shreveport, Louisiana and arrived at the hospital , the doctors and nurses met us at the door stating that our Brother Edward tried to hold on ,but that he had just passed away about 10 minutes prior to our arrival. I did recall him telling me before he left Houston right before he was stricken with his illnesses that he had some unfinished business to take care of with me, his brother, Bro.Floyd, and that he wanted to transfer the deeds to his property in my name, where he was confident that I would handle his business ,fairly. Unfortunately , since my brother Edward passed away , my brother's 40 acres of land have been greedily taken over 100 % ownership , by my two sisters,Laura and Beulah the only two siblings , that never moved away from Louisiana for these reasons.This is not even the beginning of our family's homestead assets in other locations. This 40 acres is rich in timber and is very lucrative property . Every 7 (seven) years timber is cut off of this land ) and the profit has been kept between Laura Lee Wilson , Beulah Mae Coutee' , their children and their grandchildren. Now we know why my two sisters named above , and their children never visited me for 10 long years during the time I really needed them, and still haven't vistied me to this day. Sadly enough instead , they made mockery of me, Bro Floyd down through the years , and the tragedy that caused my blindness , as saying that I was blind crippled , and crazy. It is sad that my own family members have purposely mischaracterized my disabling medical condition after all that I have done for my family down through the years , as duly noted above starting from when I was small child , all because of their own selfish greed and their own morbid curosity. I guess one would say that I was blind,crippled and crazy , "..I was blind alright , but now I see."
Tragedies, tragedies,tragedies in the year of 1992 cancer took my favorite niece Odell Marie Reliford , at age 38, of Campti , Louisiana who was nothing more than a sweet angel from a small child, who was also a missionary who served The Lord wholeheartedly. Marie battled with cancer over several years in which this horrible disease prevented her from finishing her studies at Southern University in Baton Rouge , Louisiana. (Please note I also gave her and her brother Jimmy Wilson a summer vacation together when she was 12 years old and Jimmy was 10 years old and sent them back to Louisiana with brand new school clothes and backpacks filled with school supplies ) Cancer also took away her two siblings my niece Catherine Wilson in her early 50's ,and my nephew Bobby Clarence 52 years old who passed away of cancer in 2009, both of Campti , Louisiana . Cancer also took away my mother's niece and her Godchild, at age 51 who was also my favorite cousin Evangelist Missionary, Hester Mae Holmes in 1994, in Houston, Texas. (Please note, Evangelist Holmes came to spend the summer with our cousin Minnow in Houston,Texas when she was in the 11th grade. She came to visit, Bro Floyd at the furniture plant where he was the manager . There, he gave her a job,and taught her how to operate a commercial sewing machine. Bro Floyd also taught her how to cut and sew, including teaching her how to upholster. She worked the whole summer with Bro.Floyd and returned back to Louisiana with career skills and to finish her 12 th grade in high school . Evangelist Holmes did end up owning her own upholster business in Houston, Texas, before she passed away.) My brother, Brother Jimmie Rogers, passed away at age 62 of colon cancer in 1996 in Houston , Texas and now my own sister , Evangelist Missionary Geneva Mae Spencer passed away from colon cancer as well this year , 2013, in Houston, Texas . As you know, these different kinds of cancers do not discriminate against anyone , babies, teenagers , adults or the seniors.Statistically,colon cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer , and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in The U.S. The American Cancer Society estimates that 142,820 people will be diagnosed in 2013 and 50,830 will die of colon cancer In The United States.About 72% of the cases arise in the colon. People with a first degree relative (parent, sibling, or children) who has colon cancer are between 2 and 3 times at risk of developing the cancer than those without a family history. I am equally certain, though, that if we take the time and pay close attention to our bodies and minds that we can take precautions and pay close attention to our everyday eating and exercise habits, we could sometimes lessen and slow down the symptoms and the effects of all kinds of cancers and other diseases. I myself have been on the road as an advocate speaking about how stress relates to the spread of cancer cells since my mother passed away . Seeing that she had experience so much death and devastation in her immediate family of her oldest sister, SIster Alma was killed in an horrific accident in 1955. Her baby sister was about 18 months old when she was struck by lightning while she was crawling on the floor. Her brother, Uncle Buddy ,who was also a fishing guide was struck in the head with a boat paddled and killed in the water,by some customers, because they did not want to pay him for his services. Sad part was rumor had it that he fell out of the boat and drowned, but when they found his remains the evidence showed different that he was struck in the head with a boat paddle.Prior to his death his wife Aunt Pearline , passed away in 1949, her cause of death an aneurysm, onset by eating too many pecans on her hypertensive condition. Now both parents are deceased leaving nine boys behind, such a sad, sad time. Then Sister Rose Rogers' oldest child our brother, Roosevelt, was brilliant in school ,was great in all kinds of sports , and he was humble and helpful to his mom and dad , Bro and Sis. Joe Edward Rogers ect.., He was also one of the best swimmers in Natchitoches Parish . One day , he was teaching our Brother Jimmie how to swim . But since it was so hot during that era about 110 degrees with the heat index , and he had just eaten lunch which caused him to catch a cramp. He wasn't able to swim back to shore. Sadly enough he drowned in the lake, right in front of our house. They dragged the lake day and night , and on the third day they found his remains , about two miles from where he went under.That is why when God blessed us with our last son , who is 4 years old now, ten years younger than his sister , we knew he was a miracle baby and choose to name him Roosevelt Joe Edward Rogers , so that the life and legacy of our dear brothers and our father would live on. I am equally certain that he is the reincarnation of my dear brother Roosevelt.He is highly intelligent , his IQ is above average , and he has photographic memory from when he was two years old the same as I had when I was two years old to the present. He is way ahead of his time . He is the life of our house and makes our roadtrips 10 times more enjoyable, otherwise he is a 4 year old human GPS.
Speaking of the the horrific deaths my mother experienced also the loss of her own husband and our father, as mentioned above. Sadly enough, as me and my sisters,brothers, and cousins used to be playing in the front yard. I used to stop playing sometimes ,and watch my mother as she would sit around on the porch in the swing gazing at the water, as I could tell many thoughts were running through her mind ,and sometimes she would shed tears . Knowing all of this about the tragedies my mother had suffered, I knew that the mental and emotional stress was the main factors that caused her onset of cancer, which ultimately took her life. I also believe that mental and emotional stress was the main onset of my sister, Evangelist Missionary Spencer 's cancer from all she had suffered , as well. Statistically ,Dr.Caldwell's studies supports Bro.Floyd's theory as stating that ,"... the main cause of Cancer is mental and emotional stress. Its scientifically proven that all illnesses are 84% based on stress and only 16% based on physical elements. Therefore, I would know that I would have to uncover and eliminate the root cause of my personal health challenges to be able to get rid of the symptoms and physical malfunctions. " Bro Floyd has always said ,positive ,pleasant thoughts, laughter ,and a stress -free environment will also help and prevent these cancer cell from manifesting in our bodies. Eating all kinds of fruits, vegetables, and drinking 100 % juices, small portions of grilled chicken, fish, and beef , (Organic preferably if you can afford it ) can all slow down the growth of cancerous polyps.Drinking water,preferably 64 oz. or more a day,for an adult , is the most significant resource to leading a healthy eating and living lifestyle, by helping to detoxify your system on a daily basis. Bro Floyd's research goes on to reveal that cancer feeds off of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages , that are very high in sugar, and sugar substitutes , as well as fried and fatty foods that are high in cholesterol, all of which feed the cancer cells and help them to multiply and manifest in all kinds of forms of cancer and diabetes .Also, smoking and alcohol can lead us down the road of cancer and diabetic destruction. In any instant, we should avoid these kinds of foods, drinks, and smoking . PLEASE NOTE : as a courtesy the information in the latter is disseminated for informational purposes only and does not in any way form or fashion display the lifestyles of my deceased family members or my recently deceased sister , Evangelist Geneva Mae Spencer, but is for informational purposes only and does not substitute for a physician's diagnosis.
To my beloved sister ,a new angel in heaven. I, your Bro Floyd , want you to know how all of this has impacted my wife and I after being informed of your passing by another source outside of the family , which was one of my wife's former co-workers at The Herman Memorial Hospital , where she worked in hospice and ICU for more than two years during her nursing career. This sad , sad, shocking , horrific news was revealed to us too little, too late, and too long , preventing my wife and I from being there to console you during your time of illness.The news of this great catastrophe put an immediate halt on our pre-planned Mother's day celebration, our children's private homeschooling, and our own personal matters went undone. Everything has been put on the back burner until we are able to refocus and gain strength from God to help us through this tragic loss.
Now you don't have to suffer anymore like you did on life support as you were for just three days and thereafter transferred to hospice where your life was slowly taken by some family member's bone headed abrupt decision, after which your breath grew shorter and your eyes closed slowly until you finally left us on the morning of April 2,2013 at 9:50 am, as recollected, by your hospice nurses , with know one , family or friend , at your bedside. My wife and I didn't even know that you were in the hospital or that you had been battling this cancer for so long and not bringing this severe medical condition to, me ,your baby brother's attention., the same as you had done down through the years with other matters , as mentioned numerous of times throughout this memoriam , has devastated me and left me lifeless.But with the power of the Almighty God he will strengthen me with his powerful hand as he has always done in the past , but I have never had to suffer such grave disregard at the hands of my own family. But God is my rock and my salvation , He will lead me in the path of righteousness for His name's sake, as scripture says: ...and he will make mine enemies my footstool.. (revised Luke 20:42-43) AMEN. As you know, my dear sister, there has never ever been any secrets between you and I , we have always shared our most personal matters,medical conditions ect..., That's okay,about the life support, that was selfishly taken away from you, after just three days you don't need that now , because you have everlasting life, you have been transformed from this ole body to go and be with The Lord. To all of those that gathered together, keeping this a secret, my sister's illness and death away from me,showing absolutely no respect for your ailing "Aunt Gen"(Evangelist Spencer) my sister, having no respect for me , Bro.Floyd ( Your Uncle Floyd), and showing no respect for our deceased Father and Mother , Bro. and Sis. Joe Edward and Rose Bell Rogers , and having grave disregard for our family morals, upbringing , and family values that we lived by for generations.Otherwise you have torn down the foundation that my parents, grandparents , and ancestors have built on for many years. All this was evil and maliciously done , after knowing that my wife and I live right here in Houston,15 minutes from the hospital, and just a phone call away. Well then,God shall whoop thee with many stripes and his judgment shall fall upon thee. Fact is the only way that these reprobates can get where you are my sister Gen, in your heavenly place , is in their dreams. Now, therefore , you, my dearest sister , you don't have to suffer anymore pain and you don't have to study war anymore.
Now as you know my sister, we have both suffered a considerable amount of adversities , and I have suffered ridicule at the hands of many adversaries, but no matter what things were said and done to me because of jealousy, envy and because of my successful marriage of 23 years and never separated not one day , not night ; Also,because of my success as a businessman starting at age 16, who later moved up the corporate ladder and broke the barriers by being elected as the the first African American to take over the largest furniture plant for Sears and Roebuck in the late 1960's, as the comapany's only African American Bilingual Spanish Speaking Manager ,and due to my outstanding business background, determination, and expertise, that I obtained by the grace of God and I still carry that mustard seed of faith ,from a child.
All of my life this was always instilled in me from our parents and grandparents from a child that no matter what , never live on vengeance, or as the scripture says in Exodus 21:24 " an eye for an eye , a tooth for a tooth.." even though some of the things said about me, hurt me to the core of my heart . I have forgiven all of the worst filthy lies and garbage that I have ever heard of , but God is great and he is the only judge of us all. I have always been a good Samaritan to my family ,and treated my fellow man the way I loved to be treated , from my childhood, and lived a clean decent life , but as the scripture says ".. when you do good evil is always present .." scripture goes on to say ,"... if God be for you he is more than the whole world against you .." and one of my all time favorites " Let not your hearts be troubled ye believe in God believe also in me ,in my father's house are many mansion , If it were not so I would have told you , I go and prepare a place for you , I will come again and receive you unto myself , that where I am there ye may be also ..." I have lived by these scriptures and the whole bible, and will live by it for the rest of my life , as I your baby brother am getting old now , and am approaching the age God promised three scores and ten ( 70 years old ), September 12, 2013 . Even after all that you have suffered, my dear Sister Gen, you were still blessed to have lived your three scores and ten and God was even merciful enough to allow you to be with us five years past his promised . You have left a many footprints on this globe. You have fought a good fight , finished your course, you have kept the faith, now it is time for you to get your reward. We will see you on the other side. Rest In Peace ,My Dear Sister...Rest In Peace.
"Happy Birthday from earth to heaven !
Seems like just yesterday , you laughed with us , made us smile and brought joy to the room ...missing you dearly"
"Thinking of you my dear sistsr, gone from this old earth but never forgotten...
Your brother and sister n law!
Mr Floyd T Rogers Sr.
Mrs Dykeba L Rogers"
"To my dearest sister n law ~~ time has passed so quickly and still the sorrow has not left our spirits . Of course your brother and I celebrated our 25th Anniversary on you 78th birthday wish you were here with us you would be so proud of all of your nieces and nephews ... I know that God has you in the biggest mansion all decorated up ..missing you always Our hearts will never forget you my sister forever, Rest on my sister Rest on ... HAPPY 78th Birthday~"
"To my dearest Aunt Geneva,
Happy 78th Belated Birthday Aunt Gen, there isn't a day that goes by where I can't feel your warm spirit blessing me, I feel you and the other spirits that watch over me are the reason that I've already accomplished so much in my life, I love with all of my heart and wish you could be here with me, I know God has your back, I would never doubt that.
Happy 78th Belated Birthday Aunt Gen, from your niece, Rebekah Kwanita Rogers.
All My Love"
"Hello Aunt Gen, Today marks the 2nd year anniversary of your passing and not a day goes by where I don't think about you, feel you surrounding me and my family with your warm spirit, I know God has been taking good care of you and that he has you watching over us, though I never really got the chance to meet you, I feel strongly close to you, you will always have a special place in my heart and I'm so thankful to have you to call my aunt, I love you, rest in peace my dear Aunt Gen, all of my love, your niece, Rebekah Rogers."
"Hello Aunt Gen, Today marks the 2nd year anniversary of your passing and not a day goes by where I don't think about you, feel you surrounding me and my family with your warm spirit, I know God has been taking good care of you and that he has you watching over us, though I never really got the chance to meet you, I feel strongly close to you, you will always have a special place in my heart and I'm so thankful to have you to call my aunt, I love you, rest in peace my dear Aunt Gen, all of my love, your niece, Rebekah Rogers."
"***APRIL 2,2015 2nd Anniversary of your Passing April 2,2015
We miss you more today than yesterday. We know that God is looking over you as you look down on us in your heavenly place.Our deepest sadness seeing you are not here with us ==( We know you're enjoying your heavenly mansion , We shall never forget you my sister , forever in my heart and thoughts
MISSING YOU MORE THAN MY HEART CAN SAY Your Brother, Bro.Floyd,wife,Dykeba L Rogers and all The Rogers children"
"Uncle Floyd I want to tell you that your sister Hazel Pratt is very ill in Memorial Hermann Northeast Humble Hospital. I tried to find you all on facebook and I do not know your number . Goodbye Take care!"
"One Year Anniversary of the Passing of our Dearly Beloved,
Evangelist Geneva Mae Rogers-Spencer
From Brother Floyd Thomas Rogers Sr. and Family
Let us all pause for a day of remembering the life and legacy of my dear sister Evangelist Geneva Mae Rogers-Spencer , It has been one year since you have left us and we will never forget the loss as we can feel your spirit as a guardian angel... God's angel Love your Baby Brother Bro.Floyd and your sister n law, Sister Dykeba and The Rogers family
“What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.” -(Author Unknown)
“When those we love have left this earth, we still can feel them near. We'll see a picture, hear a song, and it’s just like they are here. And when we call upon our faith, when we believe and trust, we know the ones we care about are always close to us.” -(Constance Parker Graham)
It's seems as though it was just yesterday . It's still so hard to Say Good Bye to Yesterday ...
Please Copy and Paste the link below to : "All that I have Belongs To God " Darryl K. Rushing and The Gospel Music Awareness Choir
Evangelist Geneva Mae Rogers Spencer's favorite song where Sister Dykeba would accompany her as she sang this song as , they traveled around the country. So similar to my sister , Evangelist Geneva Mae Spencer's clear and concise soprano voice,which captured the hearts of many over the years ,,, I can still hear her beautiful voice echoing in my spirit.
From Your Brother Floyd Enjoy Sis'
Please copy and paste the link below to Mike and The Mechanics
"In The Living Years" In dedication to our Father Bro Joe Edward Rogers,(Gone to Soon ) (Passed away in 1949) I still commemorate your passing from a small child just 6 years old to the present . Always in my Heart ...
Now your baby son,Bro. Floyd T Rogers Sr. ,age 70,dedicates this beautiful and profound song to you my dad since it hit the charts in 1988.
Please copy and paste the link below to "O Happy Day !"
In dedication to our Mother , District Missionary Rose Bell Rogers, we will never forget your kind and caring,sweet spirit
“Oh Happy Day - The Edwin Hawkins Singers” — This track is owned by Sony Music Entertainment. From 1969.
In Dedication ,from The Rogers Family to all of my deceased family members , Please copy and paste the link below to"You Brought The Sunshine " by The Clark Sisters
"**One Year Anniversary April 2,2014**
From your (baby brother ) Bro.Floyd T Rogers Sr.(bruh') and family. Let us all reflect,on the memories of our beloved Evangelist Missionary Geneva Mae Rogers-Spencer and our deceased family members.
THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO LIFETIME by Bro. Floyd and wife Sis. Dykeba Rogers and family and will always be available to all of Evangelist Spencer's family,friends and site visitors forever...
***** SPECIAL THANKS TO FOREVERMISSED.COM and staff*****"
"***An Updated Dedication to My dearest sister Evangelist Spencer can be found in the photos section of this website. May God Bless All of the Families of the bereaved and May God shine his light down from heaven on each and everyone . Thanks to everyone for all of your prayers , kind wishes, and words of Comfort ,,,,God Bless"
"Retired Navy Petty Officer First Class ,Thelma Wilson-McLaughlin's family ,we bid our most deepest condolences,thoughts and prayers of strength to everyone dear and near to the family . A Soldier gone too soon . May God continue to encamp around your beloved family and friends . With thoughtful prayers and blessing, God is with us From: Elder and Sister Elroy Craden October 27,2013"
"My husband and I are saddened.Our hearts are heavy and our spirit burdened down . We have been missing you at the Annual Women of Power Convention . I am glad we met in 2005, and since then every moment we spent together, we can all go over the many fondest of times laughter, and powerful explosions of God's presence. Additionally to the members of your family and your niece,"
"Another loss in a wonderful family lineage . To Thelma's family I am sorry ,To Thelma's friends, I know you will miss her. To God and the angels I know that she will be glad to see you and know that she has finally made it over. She will be glad to look back and wonder just how she made it over . May God shine his everlasting light on your soul.My condolences again to the Family, ..."
"of Evangelist Spencer and her niece Thelma . May they comb the heavenly streets of GOD'S Kingdom together in peace ..FRIENDS FOREVER , JOYCE A.BROWN"
"To the family : I am glad to have a solemn place where I can revisit my dear friends' life. I am thankful that this memorial is a place of solitude for me in my times of struggle hear on earth . However , I am very saddened that another member other of the family , Niece Thelma McLaughlin is gone away to her home in heaven, although we must all realize that God can take much better care"
"and so many goals to reach. HEAVEN HELP US :-((
REST IN PEACE MY BEAUTIFUL NIECE,
Thelma Jean Wilson-McLaughlin,
Rest in Peace
From Your Loving Unc' , Uncle Floyd"
"many cards and letters,I received from my niece Thelma in 1982 and thereafter , while she was serving in the Navy as a nurse, prior to her career as a model for Dillard's Department Stores. She sent this wonderful card during my 10 years of incarceration. Another beautiful card of encouraging words.We had so much in common , so many bridges to cross,"
"Thank you so much for the shocking and sad , sad notification of the passing of my very special niece,Thelma Jean Wilson-McLaughlin, on September 29,2013.You can rest assured, that God has called another sweet angel home . I am too overwhelmed at this moment , but here is a Father's Day Card, one of the"
"Uncle Floyd your beautiful niece Thelma Jean Wilson McLaughlin passed away on September 29,2013 in Pahrump,Neveda."
"My wife , your sister-n-law, Sister Dykeba Rogers, and I , and our children know that you are very happy for me , as you always visit us with your powerful spirit and your guardian angel service to us 24/7."
"I became so emotional until I just broke down in tears . THIS ALL SEEMS just like yesterday ...OH What a Happy Feeling !! (September 12, 1972 ) .... MY 70th BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR was very similar ..
We are still celebrating !"
"When I returned back to the plant , the party was all set up buffet style with different kind of meats, varieties of dishes, cake and an abundance of gifts .., from one end of the plant to the other and the party goers met me at the dock singing Happy Birthday, I was the plant manager at the time ."
"The most surprising part is that my secretary knew that I would leaving the furniture plant to go to a conference with my decorators and that it would take a couple of hours before I returned ."
". But I must say that the best surprise birthday I've ever had is when my sister Gen' , Ida , and my daughter Tonya ( who was 2 years old at the time) ,friends, my secretary ( who was caucasian), and all of my employees got together and planned this wonderful surprise birthday party for me at my job . What a blast we had that day !"
"This is just one of the many cards and letters I received from my sister , Evangelist Spencer over the years. This card brought many tears of joy to my eyes as I scrolled down memory lane thinking of how we used to throw each other surprise birthday parties starting from the early 1960's ."
"To My Favorite Sister Gen.' .An Angel in Heaven , I had planned to post this lovely card on my 70th birthday, 9/12/2013, which clearly describes the way I have been all of my life , What A Perfect Combination !. Since I have so many old letters, cards, and photos from my imprisonment , I was unable to find this one in time. Therefore at this time I am presenting this wonderful birthday card"
"Dear Aunt Gen , This is your (four year old ) big nephew , Roosevelt Joe Edward Rogers. I like to listen to your memorial website on my cellphone and I see you shouting , jumping , and playing the tuba in heaven.HAPPY 76th Birthday , I will miss you forever...REST IN PEACE"
""Dear Aunt Geneva,it has been four moths since your passing and it is very saddening that you are not here to celebrate your 76th birthday with your family,I really wish you could be here with us but i know you are in a better place. happy 76th birthday Rest In Peace,from your Nephew Jonah Rogers."
"Happy 76th birthday to our beloved Aunt Gen. On a day where we also celebrate the 24th wedding anniversary of our parents, we also remember you and your stay on this earth. We all love and miss you dearly and wish you a very happy 76th Birthday. Rest In Peace Aunt Gen. From your nephew Joelle R."
"Happy 76th Birthday Aunt Gen. It's saddening that you are not here with us to celebrate with you, as it is also my parents' 24th wedding anniversary, but in my heart I know God has everything taken care of. Though we only met once I am still very proud to call you my aunt. I love and miss you dearly, I will forever keep you in my heart. Happy Birthday R.I.P. From your niece Rebekah R."
"A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY GREETING TO MY DEAREST SISTER AND VERY DEAR FRIEND , Evangelist Missionary , Geneva Mae Rogers-Spencer: Please copy and paste This Link for My Special Birthday Dedication FROM : Brother Floyd Thomas Rogers Sr .( Bruh') and Family:
""Dear Evangelist Missionary Geneva Mae Rogers-Spencer.I have listened,and read the whole paragraph above.I know enough you about to know you were a kind women who loved and cared for your siblings,and i know that you will surely be missed by your relatives,I am truly sorry for your loss and i hope make it through this,and i hope you have a happy 76th birthday up in heaven.Rest in Peace."
"HAPPY 76th Birthday to My Dear Friend and sister-n-law, Evangelist Geneva Mae Rogers-Spencer. Coincidentally our wedding anniversary is the same day as your birthday. August 14,2013 is our 24th Anniversary . We know you are celebrating in a heavenly place along with us.Still missing you more than you can ever imagine .From Your sister-n-law and The Entire Rogers Family! Rest in Peace ..."
"May God Strengthe and keep the family, during this time of sadness and grief and May God bless those that need to hear from heaven,save any lost souls, and may they be led to Christ our Saviour in Jesus name we Pray Peace, Blessings and Mercy
From Dear Friends in Christ ,Elder Charles L Williams Sr and Missionary Bessie Williams"
"God has given the instruction to a dear member of your family Bro Floyd thank God that someone knows some family background and history to be passed down from generations to come.Be thankful that God has blessed you to be from a prosperous family seed and do not take that blessing for granted,be cautious in thought The Lord giveth and The Lord taketh away,blessed be the name of the Lord !"
"We will forever keep her laughter near to us .In this time of bereavement I say to the family this is a beautiful life story,sometimes my wife Bessie and I listen to this memorial website more than one time a day , because we always seem to hear something more intriguing than the first time . My words of wisdom to the entire family be thankful for each other , be greatful that"
"She and my wife would always laugh and cry over the many stories of how God had brought them through trials and tribulations. Evangelist Missionary Spencer and my wife would also trade fashion ideas and my wife just couldn't wait to see what beautiful arrangement of attire she would adorn. We will always miss her sweet spirit and her glittering smile."
"To The Family , I am so sorry that I can not express how death has a toll in moving forward. I have known Evangelist Missionary Geneva Spencer since 1983, We met at a banquet in Chicago , Illinois. Every year my wife, Bessie and I would enjoy listening to her stories of praise, worship, and how God had poured out his blessings on her during the year before the annual banquet."
"Resting with Jesus and Cradled by GOD, Thoughts and Prayers go out to The Family as this is an amazing documentary of your family and ancestors I can tell the love you shared with all of us was first given to you in abundance Peace and Rest Your Friend In Christ Sister Linda Joyce Burke (National COGIC Annual Attendee)"
"of The Holy Convocation in Memphis ,TN. We live our lives so that we can one day go and see Jesus.I know that you are a wonderful addition to the heavenly choir as your voice would radiate our rehearsals. I can not imagine the sadtimes your family is going through, right now I am praying for your family and that they accept and know you will always be with them in spirit ."
"We had a marverlous time in the Lord . I would always look forward to these meetings and feeling the presence of God . I am speechless, as I see your beautiful face on this site , I know that God had a big mansion waiting for you . I am sure you have added some heavenly upgrades. We shared a lot of praise break stories as we would attend the Prayer Breakfast during the first week of"
"(Crying)Words can not express, tears can not swallow the shock I am in right now .Year after year we traveled to Memphis , TN just so that I can buy another one of Evangelist Spencer's hats . I mean her hats were very astounding and her spirit was just as beuautiful . We also attened the Women's Seminars, with Evangelist Spencer , during the COGIC conventions in 1991 and 1992."
"your time of bereavement . May the legacies of all of your family members that you have presented so well here live on and may this memorial site lend consolation to each who one who visits. Again my Condolences to your family . In Care Joyce Ann Brown,(St.Louis ,Missouri)"
"I watched my mother day in and day out dwindle down from a vibrant outgoing church usher to just a whisper in a dark room . I too can relate to the hospital trips back and forth , and with high hopes after each treatment, but finally I realized I was on a journey with my mother one that in the end took her away and for that I am saddened :-((May God Bless You all and the Family in"
"I stayed on your memorial site for some time as I feel the warm spirit in the presenation,and to know that someone out there is"REALLY " paying attention is very important to me.As I relaized that you love your family,just as much as I Iove mine and although they are in a much better place with the angels above in God's kingdom gives me some relief to know that they are no longer suffering"
"My Name is Joyce Ann Brown.I was elated to stumbe upon such a beautiful rendtition of family, friends, and the ever heartbreaking cancer.(2am) Sadly , I have lost four relatives to cancer.I have lost an aunt to ovarian cancer, and uncle to prostate cancer, a cousin to pancreatic cancer and my mom just passed away, on April 30 of breast cancer. It is a very,very difficult for time for me."
"I am so sorry for your family I know she would remember me if she were still here with us.I used to be one of her customers when she had her beauty salon on Sakowitz in Houston, Texas.I live in Washington State now. I will miss your smile and always trying to cheer up the ladies and for helping my hair to start growing. You wouldn't recognize me now .So Sorry you are Gone Ann Lancaster"
"To the contributors whose post were removed , This action occurred because you have violated the terms of usage of this site. You must refrain and desist from all kinds of use of verbal abuse , threats, profanity and coercive language or else you will be banned from future post."
"we shall glitter like pure gold . When your brother and I joined in holy matrimony,we became one in body in the flesh and what God has put togther let me no man put asunder. God is good all the Time May God Keep you in his everlasting arms of Peace. Rest on My Dearest Sister and Sister-n-Law rest on Love Always Your Baby Brother, Brother Floyd & wife, Sister.Dykeba Lecole Rogers"
"against principalities and wickedness in high places, But God is Almighty , he is omnipitent . He is omniscient. God is omnipresent and he is just God all by himiself. So we know Sis.Gen there is no need for us to fight our battles , the battle is already ours and when we go through the fire and ridicule,and tribulations evil shall not prevail we shall mount up like eagles and in the end"
"So quickly two months has passed , so quickly you were gone . Not to worry , God is sitting on high and he is looking low. He knows the evil that is all around us and protects us as being his children. God is taking notes on all of the good, as we shall be judged by our good works on judgment day. We realize that wrestle not against flesh and blood but againts the rulers of darkness"
"To my Dearest Sister-n-Law Sis.Gen' . Your brother and I have been overcome with grief , and filled with sadness and misery since your passing. Words cannot portray and Songs can not console the void your passing has left in our lives. But as your brother and I both say we have to take the bitter with the sweet and together we can gain strength from God and each other."
"I have never seen your baby brother so sad , disgusted , and angry out of our 23 years of marriage . Leaving him with no closure,no peace of mind, and no chance to bid his final farewells and goodbyes , It hurts , It really , really hurts us both a lot , we will never ever be the same. Of course we know what are saying right now that's ok "bruh" let God handle it . May You Rest in Peace"
"cont. I have known you for so long until since your passing , I find myself even,calling you Aunt Gen' too that's allright though, you were a posistive role model for me and one of the best dressing missionaries at The UNAC & The National Convention in Tenn.as you dawned the hats that you designed and decorated what an eloquent speaker you were .I can see you now in the heavenly boutique."
"cont. I have known you since I was 13 years old back in 1983 . We enjoyed singing in the choirs together. Now, the emptiness in my heart can never be filled.Knownone could know the hurt we are feeling , the tears we have shed , and the betrayal that we are suffering . We know that God is our strength and he will see us through this great tragedy"
"My Dear Sister n Law Gen' It is so sad for me I am speechless . Your brother and I have are so hurt that the family chose to shove us aside and not keep us posted on your ailing condition during your final days of illness.It is with deepest regrets that I am exhausting. I am so angry that we were left in the dark during your final hours.Your brother's heartache will last forever."
"To Aunt Gen' from your Nephew Roosevelt . I am four years old now . But I am sad. I know you are in heaven with the angels.When I say my prayers at night I always pray for you , Love You ,Your Nephew Roosevelt Joe Edward Rogers (Age 4) R.I.P."
"That his favorite sister is gone. I know that you're in heaven though watching down on us and showering down blessings .we all miss you and love you oh so much. You were a true woman who loved the Lord and thats what made you such a great person. Rest in peace Aunt Geneva. Until we meet again ... Happy belated Mother's day. We all love you .."
"It saddens me to know that such a great person like you is gone :( it's really hard to believe, but I was truly honored to have the chance meet you. You've suffered too long in this world and now you're in heaven with the Lord now, where you're worry free. No more " troubles of this world " we all miss you oh so much. It has truly hit hard especially for your own brother to know"
"My one wish: For my family and I to have been with you, until God called your name. May you rest in Peace, and may your spirit fly with the Angels above, you will greatly be missed Auntie.<3"
"I can't describe what it felt like to see you baby brother, my daddy after hearing that you were eternally resting. It was painful, and sad. Auntie I wish I could've been their with you in your last days. I know my daddy really misses you, and it's sad and so down right wrong that my family was given "the news" so late."
"To My Dear Sweet Aunt Geneva: This is your niece Rosettah Rogers,21 It's been almost two months since the Lord has taken you into his home. I know you are enjoying afterlife in Paradise. My daddy has shared with me and my siblings so many exquisite stories, even my mother had some wonderful Church stories to tell about you. Many were funny, and many were brave."
""Dear Aunt Gen,From your Nephew Jonah age 14.Even though i may not remeber you much,i still remember how nice you were.You were a very wonderful person who could always make a person laugh. You've always dressed with the very best clothes.Even though i've only met you once when i was only three years old i know that you were a very great aunt.You will be Forever Missed My Dear Aunt Geneva."
"Our dear Aunt Geneva. I'm your fifteen year old nephew Joelle Rogers. For a long time i hoped a prayed to see you face to face. That opportunity never came, but i worry not as i'm sure you've been appointed as a guardian angel to join in with the rest of the guardian angels ( a multitude) to protect us from all harm and danger. Anyway, I'm still able to see you in your spiritual form. RIP"
"Continuing - miss you dearly, R.I.P."
"My dear Aunt Geneva, Today, May 25th 2013 is my 13th birthday, I am very excited about becoming 13 in 2013 but, I have chosen to post-pone the festivities to commemorate your legacy. I'm honored to be able to celebrate your life on my birthday. I was too young to remember meeting you but, my parents make it very clear that you were a wonderful person. You’ll always be in our minds and we love and"
""What a day of grief and sorrow , and day that has us sad , A day that we will commemorate the joy that we once had . A day that God has blessed us and now consoles all our grief. We will forever miss you , though your soul now in relief. A God that never slumbers, no need for despair , One day we'll meet in heaven as you are in God's care! A special Tribute from Sis. Dykeba Rogers"
""Your passing has left us in awe. Your beautiful spirit quieted too soon. My dearest sister, I shall never forget the wonderful times we shared together . The good times and the bad times.My heart is empty , my smile broken , and my spirit in despair since you have left me. Gone from earth, but never ever forgotten in my heart .With Much Love and and Sadness", Bro.Floyd T Rogers Sr.(Bruh)"
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