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Barbara Nan Coggin Rogers September 23, 1932 - July 19, 2018

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.

Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Nettleton First United Methodist Church and also one hour prior to the funeral service. A more detailed obituary will be available at a celebration of life service which will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday July 22, 2018 at the church. Burial will be in the Nettleton Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton will be in charge of the arrangements.


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    Jimmy Lee & Anne Lusk says

    So very sorry to learn of Ms Nan’s passing. Such a special lady and caring family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this time.

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    Beth West says

    Don and all of your family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mike and Beth West

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    Garvis and Teresa Semore says

    Aunt Julie and Uncle Mike, Don and Rhonda, Becky and Tom, and the rest of the family, we are so sorry to hear of Ms. Nan’s passing. I loved her, not only as my 4th grade teacher, but as a wonderful, compassionate lady. Praying for you all and may God grant you comfort in the coming days. Love to you all.

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    Deloris Fields-Jenkins says

    Condolences to the family family. I had a chance to teach with this special lady. God blessings to the family.

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    Melvin and Nicky Cox says

    Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Kathy Waggoner Mincher says

    I am so sorry to hear of Ms. Nan’s passing. She was a wonderful lady loved by all. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

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    Tony and Teresa Capps says

    So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a very special lady. When I was in the third grade I broke my arm at school and she came to my rescue. She put my arm in a magazine so help support it and keep me from seeing it. She made a positive impact on a lot of kids in her years of teaching. Becky ,Don and Julie you have been so blessed to have her as your mother.

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    Dickie Rhea says

    The Apostle Paul wrote “And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as His adopted children, including the new bodies He has promised us.”
    Please know our prayers are with you.
    Dickie Rhea
    Chaplain, Sanctuary Hospice

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