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 Mary Elizabeth <I>Coates</I> Rogers

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Mary Elizabeth Coates Rogers

  • Birth 18 Aug 1919 Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 6 Apr 2010 Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot Sec 3; 117; #2
  • Memorial ID 77258846

Mary Elizabeth grew up in Memphis, TN. She loved the social life with friends at school and church. She was a member of the debate team and performed in operettas. Elizabeth was one of the founders of Sigma Sigma, a high school sorority with chapters in Memphis, Vicksburg and Birmingham.

Elizabeth married Alvin J. Rogers of Vicksburg, MS in 1937. After living in Vicksburg for a few years, the couple returned to Memphis where they raised three children in the family home built in the early 1900s by her maternal grandparents.

Elizabeth was one of the first women elected to the Board of Stewards at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Memphis. She was a Sunday School teacher and Youth Fellowship leader for many years. Liz was a member of the Golden Key Circle of the King's Sons and Daughters. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

After her husband's death in 1968, Elizabeth was employed for fourteen years as an administrative assistant in the Trust Department of the National Bank of Commerce.

Liz was an excellent cook and hostess. She was also a proficient seamstress. She enjoyed playing piano for church social events and for her Sunday School class. Elizabeth also enjoyed playing bridge, traveling and gardening.


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  • Created by: LVRV
  • Added: 29 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77258846
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Elizabeth Coates Rogers (18 Aug 1919–6 Apr 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77258846, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by LVRV (contributor 47613036) .