Carolyn J. Rogers
Sunrise: September 1, 1948 Sunset: October 15, 2022
Carolyn Jean Rogers, affectionally known as “Carol,” was born September 1, 1948 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania to the late Hugh and Alice Rogers.
Carol departed this life peacefully, surrounded by the love of her niece, Enjoli, and the presence of her family's love on Saturday, October 15, 2022, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Carol was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Carol was raised in church; as a child she attended Church of God in Christ under the leadership of O.T. Jones. She was educated within the Philadelphia school system.
After finishing school, Carol went on to become employed for many years with the healthcare field. She was a beloved colleague while working at St. Agnes The Women’s Hospital and other well known hospitals.
Carol loved fashion (she was an icon), shopping, music, fine cars, traveling, cooking with her sisters, dancing, and watching reality television, however, nothing surpassed the love she had for her family. The friends Carol made along they way were considered family. Anyone who knew Carol knew she was witty, charismatic, beautiful, and the life of the party. She left a lasting impression anywhere she went. Carol truly lived life to its fullest.
Carol was preceded in death by both of her loving parents, Hugh and Alice; siblings, Huey, Winslow, Georgie Mae, Dennis, and Shirley Ruth. She is survived by: siblings, Curtis, Shirley Jean, Sylvia, Benny, Rosalee, Yvonne, Betty A., Betty S., Shirley N.; one beloved goddaughter, Quanda Grant, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Although Carol had no biological children, she undoubtedly loved all of her nieces and nephews as her own. Her love for her nieces and nephews was also extended to their children as well.
Carol could be found spending time with her great niece, Zion, becoming her muse for make-up, hair, and nails. When she wasn’t spending time with Zion she would be found sharing her favorite, an Italian hoagie or pizza, with her great-nephew, Jasir. Additionally she spent time with her great-nephew Zackery, who was always there to accompany her to her appointments.
Carol would not allow a day to go past without talking to her “Evy”. The two shared an unbreakable bond. They would talk for hours sometimes or only for moments, no matter the topic, Carol never hung up the phone without saying how proud she was of her and how much she loved her.
When Carolyn became ill after the passing of her mother, her loving sisters took care of her. Her sister, Shirley Ruth, was her care taker up until the time of her passing after which time her sister, Sylvia, became her primary care taker along with her loving niece/daughter Enjoli.
Carol was loved by all. Her smile, selflessness, and presence has undoubtedly left a void. Let us cherish the memories we have of her in our hearts and find joy in knowing she lived life unapologetically. She left this world peacefully and with an unforgettable legacy.