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Elder Milton Rogers was born October 30, 1946 in Wilson, North Carolina. He transitioned from this life on Friday, November 3, 2023 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.
He was the eldest of five children. At the age of five, his family moved to New York City. Mil- ton was a very private man and not much is known about his initial family. He was preceded in death by his parents and three of his siblings. Milton received his formal education in NYC.
After graduating, Milton enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served honorably for four years most of it based in Alaska
After the death of his parents, Milton moved back to North Carolina. He and his first wife (deceased) were members of Hayes Memorial United Holy Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. There he served as a member of the ordained clergy and associate minister.
Milton had an Associate Degree in Business Administration and worked for many years as an insurance agent in the Guilford, Alamance, and Orange County areas. He was very proud of the fact that in his later years, he went back to school and obtained his Bachelor of Religion and Theology Degree as well as his Master of Divinity Degree from Liberty University.
After Milton found himself widowed, he was introduced to Elder Marguerite Strickland Mof- fitt by her sister, the late Florence Rodgers, who attended Hayes Memorial. Needless to say, love was in the air and they sought the Lord for guidance concerning their relationship. Milton and Marguerite were united in marriage July 30,1989 by Marguerite's brother, the late Elder David Strickland. This year, they celebrated 34 years of marriage.
At the time of their union, Elder Marguerite Rogers was the pastor of Margaret's Chapel Unit- ed Holy Church. Milton joined the Western NC District of the United Holy Church of Amer- ica and worked along beside her there and provided musical accompaniment for their services. After a few years, Elder Marguerite Rogers decided to retire from pastoring and they switched roles. Elder Milton Rogers entered the pastorate and his wife worked beside him.
He served as pastor at Gospel Tabernacle UHC Winston-Salem, Mack's Chapel UHC Altamahaw, and St John UHC in Greensboro. Elder Rogers also served on the Board of El- ders for the Western NC District until he began to have more health issues and requested retirement. At the time of his death, he was serving at Margaret's Chapel UHC under the lead- ership of Elder Carollene Gardin.
Elder Rogers loved to preach; he loved to sing and play the piano, organ, keyboard, and guitar; he loved to eat, and sharing chitterlings made you an instant friend; he loved to fish and golf; he loved his church; he loved his friends; he loved his family; he loved being called "Pops" and "Uncle Milton"; he loved his wife whom he called "my sweetie". But most of all, Elder Rogers loved God, and he was serious about his walk with the Lord. He could always be found read- ing the Bible or other religious books and then engaging in theological reflections
Although he had health issues for several years, you would never hear him complain. He al- ways had a smile and encouraging words to give to anyone. He had a gift for making people smile and laugh with his crazy sense of humor.
His last words to his wife on the eve before his transition were, "I love you sweetie"
Fond memories will be cherished by his wife, Elder Marguerite Moffitt-Rogers of Siler City, NC who is the Mother of the Western NC District of the UHC; his daughter, Rev. Beverly M. Solomon of Gibsonville, NC; his grandson, Evan Moffitt of Landover, Maryland; his great- grandson, Kaynbren Moffitt of Landover Maryland; many nieces, nephews, other family, col- leagues, and friends.
Professional Services Entrusted to Knotts & Son Funeral Home-Siler City, NC