Juanita (Nita) F. Rogers, 92, died on Sunday, January 23, 2022 in Williamsburg, VA. She was born in Avery County, N.C. on August 24, 1929 and was the daughter of Robert D and Clara B Franklin. She graduated from Crossnore High School and attended Draughon’s Business College in Winston Salem, N.C. Upon graduation, she began her secretarial career at Wachovia Bank in Winston Salem. After her marriage in 1951, she moved to Greensboro as one of the first secretaries for the Western Electric Pomona Plant. After her three sons became school age, she resumed her secretarial career as the secretary to the late Dr. Wilson O. Weldon, Senior Pastor at West Market Street United Methodist Church. She later served as a secretary at Sternberger Elementary School and Mendenhall Junior High School. Nita ended her secretarial career as the secretary for the late Dr. Paul Morgan, Senior Pastor, First Lutheran Church. Nita has been a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Greensboro since 1951. Since 2013, Nita has resided at Verena at the Reserve in Williamsburg, VA.
Nita’s husband of 56 years, Daniel T. Rogers, Jr., died in 2007. She is survived by three sons: Daniel T. Rogers, III and wife Carole, Williamsburg, VA.; Robert F. Rogers and wife Cindy, Williamsburg, VA; John R. Rogers and wife Sheri, Ormond Beach, FL. Two grandsons: Ben Rogers and wife Alicia, Willow Spring, NC; Patrick Rogers and wife Erin, Knightdale, NC. Two granddaughters: Erin Rogers, Washington, DC; Stephanie Rogers, Covington, KY and one great granddaughter and three great grandsons.
Graveside Service will be at Guilford Memorial Park, Greensboro, NC on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 11:00 AM. The service will be officiated by Pastor Morris Brown.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beacon Place, 2502 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC or Grace United Methodist Church, 438 W. Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC.