Darlene Rogers nee Germany was born in Shreveport, Louisiana to parents, Andrew and Cornelia Germany on July 24, 1952. Her parents were active long-time members of Hollywood Baptist Church where Darlene was baptized and joined the congregation at an early age under the leadership of the late Reverend C. L. Robinson.
After high school graduation, Darlene moved to Chicago, Illinois and spent a number of years in the workplace at Illinois Bell Telephone Company. She later relocated to Texas where she was united in marriage with Shannon Rogers. Born to that marriage was their beloved daughter, Ashley. Darlene was a devoted wife and mother, completely dedicated to the needs and support of her family. She was a talented seamstress and crafts maker who sold her wares in the marketplace.
Darlene was a loving and caring wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She is preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Cornelia Germany; brother, Ricky Germany and sister, Stephanie Smith.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her beloved daughter, Ashley; two brothers, Andrew Germany, Jr. and Kenneth Blackwell and four sisters, Delores Jones-Williams, Doris Jones, Everlena Hines (James) and Rochell Drayton. She also leaves a very special second mother, Mertha Blackwell and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A public visitation will take place at 9:00 a.m. at the chapel of Bay Area Funeral Directors located at 5410 FM 1765 (facing Highway 3) in Texas City, Texas. 409-933-4300. A graveside service will follow at 11:15 a.m. at Hayes Grace Memorial Park, 10708 Highway 6 in Hitchcock, Texas 77563. All memorials may be sent to the funeral home.