Marcia L. Knight Rogers

Published 10:08 am Thursday, December 29, 2022

Mrs. Marcia L. Knight Rogers of Mocksville went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022 at the age of 77.

She was born on March 31, 1945, in Little Falls, Minn. to the late Dr. Edwin G. and Naomi Yolton Knight.

She graduated from Mora High School and later earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mankato State University.She also graduated from Multnomah Biblical Seminary with a certificate in Bible. Throughout her lifetime, Marcia worked as a registered nurse and as a piano teacher. Marcia married Donald N. Rogers on June 14, 1974, in Roseville, Minn., and they were married for 43 years. They made their home in Baytown, Texas and reared their three children there. Marcia’s Lord and family meant everything to her. She was active in her church teaching Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, was a teacher in the AWANA program, and enjoyed caring for babies in the church nursery. She was also actively involved in adult Bible studies. Some of her hobbies included baking, reading, horseback riding, and family camping trips. Marcia was thankful that she was able to be a stay-at-home mom with her children and enjoyed being involved in their activities. After Donald retired from Exxon/Mobil, they moved to Mocksville, North Carolina. Marcia enjoyed volunteering in the medical area at A Storehouse For Jesus in Mocksville. Later, her joy increased when she became a “grandma” to her seven grandchildren. She looked forward to the times when her whole family could be together.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Donald N. Rogers; and her foster daughter, Marianne Rivard Ranfelt.

She is survived by: her children, Lori Rogers of Greensboro, Sara Dean (Gregg) of Martinsville, Va., and Ryan Rogers (Katy) of Evergreen Colo.; her grandchildren, Oliver, Audrey, Naomi, and Wesley Rogers and Victoria, Gavin, and Avery Dean; her brother, Douglas Knight (Lois) of Willmar, Minn.; her nephew, Kristopher Knight (Robin) of Minneapolis, Minn.; her niece, Jennifer Sjosten (Jaime) also of Minneapolis; and various relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Mr. Jerry Morrison officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: A Storehouse For Jesus, 675 E. Lexington Rd., Mocksville, NC 27028; or in memory of Donald Rogers to: Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, PO Box 3503, Durham, NC 27705.

Online condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.

Marcia L. Knight Rogers

Mrs. Marcia L. Knight Rogers of Mocksville went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022 at the age of 77.

She was born on March 31, 1945, in Little Falls, Minn. to the late Dr. Edwin G. and Naomi Yolton Knight.

She graduated from Mora High School and later earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mankato State University.She also graduated from Multnomah Biblical Seminary with a certificate in Bible. Throughout her lifetime, Marcia worked as a registered nurse and as a piano teacher. Marcia married Donald N. Rogers on June 14, 1974, in Roseville, Minn., and they were married for 43 years. They made their home in Baytown, Texas and reared their three children there. Marcia’s Lord and family meant everything to her. She was active in her church teaching Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, was a teacher in the AWANA program, and enjoyed caring for babies in the church nursery. She was also actively involved in adult Bible studies. Some of her hobbies included baking, reading, horseback riding, and family camping trips. Marcia was thankful that she was able to be a stay-at-home mom with her children and enjoyed being involved in their activities. After Donald retired from Exxon/Mobil, they moved to Mocksville, North Carolina. Marcia enjoyed volunteering in the medical area at A Storehouse For Jesus in Mocksville. Later, her joy increased when she became a “grandma” to her seven grandchildren. She looked forward to the times when her whole family could be together.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Donald N. Rogers; and her foster daughter, Marianne Rivard Ranfelt.

She is survived by: her children, Lori Rogers of Greensboro, Sara Dean (Gregg) of Martinsville, Va., and Ryan Rogers (Katy) of Evergreen Colo.; her grandchildren, Oliver, Audrey, Naomi, and Wesley Rogers and Victoria, Gavin, and Avery Dean; her brother, Douglas Knight (Lois) of Willmar, Minn.; her nephew, Kristopher Knight (Robin) of Minneapolis, Minn.; her niece, Jennifer Sjosten (Jaime) also of Minneapolis; and various relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Mr. Jerry Morrison officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: A Storehouse For Jesus, 675 E. Lexington Rd., Mocksville, NC 27028; or in memory of Donald Rogers to: Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, PO Box 3503, Durham, NC 27705.

Online condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.