W.S. Harlan students pay tribute to longtime teacher

Published 7:30 am Thursday, February 3, 2022

Charlotte Rogers loved teaching, and when former students learned she had passed away, they held a balloon release in her memory and honor last week.

Rogers taught students in second through sixth grades for 16 years at W.S. Harlan Elementary School. Following 28 years in education, Rogers retired at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. She taught all subjects in the beginning of her career but developed a love for mathematics and finished out her tenure teaching the subject.

Charlotte Rogers

“Ms. Rogers loved making a difference in her students’ lives and watching them grow. She will be dearly missed by her W.S. Harlan family,” said Principal Joy Jones.

Rogers was born Nov. 24, 1963, and passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, in Pensacola, Florida, at the age of 58. She graduated from Straughn High School in 1982.

Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Andalusia with interment to follow in Red Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at FBC. Foreman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her mother, Annette Maddox Rogers; one brother and sister-in-law, Adam and Molly Rogers of Pensacola; two nieces, Eve and Ava Rogers of Pensacola; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family members.

She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Rogers, who died Jan. 16, 2021.