Barbara Nan Coggin Rogers, 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 19th at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo following a 3 month illness. She was born September 23, 1932 to Lee and Lois Coggin. She married her sweetheart, Jimmy Rogers on June 2, 1954 and they had a long and happy marriage of 45 years until Jimmy’s death on July 10, 1999.
Nan was a graduate of Nettleton High School and MSCW earning her B.S. in Education. Nan taught 4th and 5th grades for more than 33 years and loved her students.
She enjoyed yard work and roses, traveling, Nettleton history, class reunions, Tennessee Walking Horses and everything purple. She was a member of the Northeast MS Rose Society.
She served on the Nettleton Cemetery Committee and conducted fundraising efforts for it’s upkeep. A current project that is important to her is the building of a new gazebo as the old one is beyond repair.
Nan was a lady of strong faith and she loved her Lord and her church. She served in many roles in the Nettleton First United Methodist Church, U.M.W., mission projects, the Emmaus Community and F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry. She was the perfect examble of the Proverbs 31 woman, She is remembered for her kind, loving and thoughtful spirit, a lifestyle of thankfulness and contentment, and the Chritstian legacy she left behind for her family and all who knew her.
Survivors include three children, Rebecca (Becky) Dorough (Tom) of Tupelo, Julie Dickerson (Mike) and Don Rogers (Rhonda) of Nettleton; seven grandchildren, Michael Dickerson (Natalie) of Amory, Christina Hernandez (Manny) of Florence, AL, Katie Rogers of Wiggins, MS, Betsy Rogers and Ben Rogers of Nettleton, Michelle Dorough of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Kimmy Brazeal (Trent) of Tupelo; five great grandchildren, Brody, Baylee and Blakely Dickerson, of Amory, Andrew and Casen Brazeal of Tupelo; one sister-in-law, Mary Dale Rogers; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents: her granddaughter, Amy Dickerson; three brothers and their wives, June Coggin (Doris), Hal Coggin (Lil), and Sam Coggin (Marion); her parents-in-law, Aubrey and Vera Rogers; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Earnest Rogers (Florine), Junior Rogers (Marie), and Fred Rogers (Frances).
Honorary pallbearers will be her classmates of the Nettleton High School Class of 1951 and the Lively Hearts, U.M.W., and members of the Disciples Class at Nettleton First United Methodist Church and Dr. Max Taylor.
She would be honored with donations to the Nettleton Cemetery Gazebo Fund; the Nettleton First United Methodist Church Lively Hearts Fund; the Nettleton First United Methodist Church Special Fund; Nettleton FFA Alumni Amy Lynn Dickerson Memorial Scholarship Fund; F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry; a charity of your choice; or by performing a random act of kindness for someone today.