Maria Elizabeth Rodgers
Maria Elizabeth Rodgers
  • November 26, 1919 - August 13, 2016
  • Bronx, New York

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Maria Elizabeth Baltimore Rodgers, age 96, of Bronx, New York, formerly of Front Royal went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at her home.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home with Reverend Alfred Woods presiding. Burial will follow in Good Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

Mrs. Rodgers was born in Front Royal on November 26, 1919, a daughter of the late Reverend Daniel and Eliza Gaskins Baltimore. She enjoyed sewing, holidays, music and traveling with her son and his companion. She attended Warren County High School and received her Master of Arts from Fordham University. She moved to New York in the 1940's where she took a teaching position in the PS 76 School teaching the fourth grade. She was Baptist by faith.

Mrs. Rodgers is survived by her son, Jerome Rodgers, Jr., and his companion, Marsha Patterson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rodgers was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Rodgers, Sr.; her daughter, Deborah Rodgers; her brothers, Paul J. Baltimore, Jr., Basil Baltimore, and Joseph Baltimore; her sisters, Eliza Pines, Edith Baltimore, Ethel Ingram and Ellen Conway.

Pallbearers will be Clarence Baltimore, Lamont Carter, Victor Conway, Pete Carter, Angelo Conway, Rodney Conway and Troy Gaskins.

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