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 Bernice Marie <I>Rogers</I> Ates

Bernice Marie Rogers Ates

Wright, Okaloosa County, Florida, USA
Death 28 Jan 2012 (aged 89)
Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida, USA
Burial Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 84257990 · View Source
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Bernice Marie

Rogers Ates

03/29/1922 to 01/28/2012

To Be Absent from the body is to be Present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8

On Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, our mother, Bernice (Nonnie) Ates, left her earthly home for her heavenly home.She was born March 29, 1922 in Wright, FL and at the age of 6, moved to Milton where she resided until her death.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyce B. Ates, her parents, Joseph Andrew and Nancy Barnes Rogers, sisters: Jessie Thompson, Melba Ates and Cora Hutto, brothers: Scarritt, Willie, Wyman and Phillip Rogers.

She is survived by her children, Virginia Crombie (Todd), Joseph Ates (Lynn), Linda McLean (Buddy), Joan Osborne (Jim) and Michael Ates (Connie); grandchildren, Donna Rollo, Paul Cook, Bryan, Brent, Jason, and Michael Ates, Andy and Lisa McLean, Julie DuPont, Kelley Waters, Chris Osborne, Tracy Bryan; 22 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; 1 brother, Claude M. Rogers (Carolyn) and many nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly.

Bernice enjoyed cooking, gardening, flowers, wild birds, family reunions and loved the ladies of her Sunday School Class at Milton First Assembly.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 6 to 8 PM. Funeral service will be at 1 PM Wed. Feb. 1, 2012, at Lewis Funeral Home in Milton. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Fred Rogers and the Rev. Joey Rogers. Burial will be at Crane Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as Pall Bearers.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on January 31, 2012

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