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Mary Ann Rogers Medford

April 17, 1939 - November 19, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Mary Ann Rogers Medford, age 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 19, 2021, at the Liza’s Residential Care of Virginia Beach, VA

Mrs. Medford was born in Halifax County, NC, on April 17, 1939, a daughter of the late Norman A. and Ella Mae Bland Rogers. Mary was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, and always put God first in her life. She married the love of her life, Bruce in 1954 and to this marriage, four children were born. Mary was a faithful member of Aragona Church of Christ in Virginia Beach where she served as church treasurer for 33 years and later was a devoted member of Kempsville Church of Christ where she headed the Coffee Bistro. Mary’s most cherished hobby was gardening, especially her flowers and plants. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her devoted husband, Bruce Winston Medford; a daughter, Deborah E. Medford; a son, infant boy Medford; her brothers, Haywood Rogers, and Norman “Bud” Rogers, and a great granddaughter, Hannah Gallagher.

Left to cherish her memory are two Daughters, Brenda Sullivan and husband, John of Shallotte, NC, Cheryl Sawyer of Virginia Beach, VA; three granddaughters, Cheryl Meadows of Wilmington, NC, Suzane Helvey and husband, Luke of Navarre, FL, and Brooke Marie Sawyer of Navarre, FL; two grandsons, Travis Austin Crisp of Cartersville, GA, and Johnny Sawyer of Virginia Beach, VA; two great granddaughters, Nautica Philyaw, and Haley Meadows; four great grandsons, Nathaniel Philyaw, Harley Philyaw, Cory Meadows, and Quinn Sawyer; a step grandson, Johnathan Sullivan of Shallotte, NC; a step granddaughter, Jennifer Sullivan of Shallotte, NC; three brothers, Walter E. Rogers and wife Susan of Rocky Mount, NC, Robert Donald Rogers and wife, Eva of Tarboro, NC, Larry F. Rogers and wife, Evelyn of Rocky Mount, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 10:00 am until 10:45 am at Hobgood Pentecostal Holiness Church, Hobgood, NC, with a celebration of life service to begin at 11:00 am in the sanctuary with Rev. Josh Childress, Sam Medford and Rev. Dwight Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Hobgood Cemetery.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Medford family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Location:

Hobgood Pentecostal Holiness Church

208 South Bay Street
Hobgood, NC 27843


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Location:

Hobgood Pentecostal Holiness Church

208 South Bay Street
Hobgood, NC 27843


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Location:

Hobgood Cemetery

Highway 125
Hobgood, NC 27843


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