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Saturday February 24th, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Stephen Tate Rogers

CLEVELAND - Stephen Tate Rogers, age 40, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN. 

Visitation will be held Saturday February 24, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland.  Funeral Services will be held Sunday, February 25th at 2:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be at a private Family Cemetery. Christopher Rogers, Dr. Brian Cleveland and Tommy Fleming will officiate the services.

Stephen was born on September 28, 1977 to Charles and Patricia(Fleming) Rogers in Cleveland, MS. He lived in Drew and attended North Sunflower Academy before moving to Indianola where he graduated from Indianola Academy in 1996. Stephen was employed by Roberson Flooring and Taylor Heating and Air Conditioning before he took a position with the MS Department of Corrections on May 1, 2000. He retired after 17 years on January 31, 2017. While employed with the Department of Corrections, he reached the rank of CO4 Sergeant Canine Officer. He put the first dog trained for cell phone detection, Canine Officer “Taz” into service.

Festus, as Stephen was affectionately known was also a very talented baseball player and an excellent pitcher. Above all else, he was a dedicated Christian and was a member of First Baptist Bible Church in Drew. Stephen loved his children and family. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting and was an expert marksman. Stephen was known in the area for being able to locate and kill large bucks. During Stephen's lengthy illness, he had a special cheering section in his family and medical team. Stephen wanted to be remembered as “The Boss".

Stephen was preceded in death by his dad, Charles Tate Rogers; his paternal grandparents, John Daniel and Bennie Brown Rogers; his maternal grandparents James Fred "Jeff" and Theda Helms Fleming.

Stephen is survived by his Mother, Patricia Ann Rogers of Indianola, MS;  Wife, Beverly McGrew of Cleveland, MS;  Son, Matthew Rogers of Drew, MS;  Daughter, Grace Ann Rogers of Cleveland, MS;  Son, Charles Daniel Rogers of Cleveland, MS;  Daughter, Madelyn Elizabeth Rogers of Cleveland, MS;  Brother, John (Denise) Rogers II of Skene, MS;  Brother, Charles Kevin(Kim) Rogers of Cleveland, MS;  Sister by choice, Mindy Sappington of Cleveland, MS; Brother by choice, Charles McGrew, II of Cleveland, MS; Step-sister, Lori Burchfield of Clarksdale, MS;  Step-sister, Leah Dulaney of Clarksdale, MS.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Fleming, , Andy Lambre, David Sullivan and Nephews Christopher Rogers, Andrew Rogers, and Danny Lee Rogers. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles McGrew, Frank Michael, Wesley Sullivan, Larry McAlexander and Justin Rogers

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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To the Family,
You have our deepest sympathy and condolences in the loss of your loved one. You are in our prayers. The video was beautifully done.

Sarah Mitchell Mar 2 2018 12:00 AM

Condolences to all during this time of sorrow. Soon all pain, suffering and death will be a thing of the past. Jesus Christ will soon bring about the Kingdom we pray for. (Matthew 6:9,10; Revelation21:4)

VG Feb 26 2018 12:00 AM

May he rest in peace. Prayers for the family.

Kevin and Pam Williams Feb 23 2018 12:00 AM

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RIP Stephen, you will always be remembered.

Jajuana Story Feb 23 2018 12:00 AM

I am truly sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the Rogers family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection (John 5:28, 29) and the renewed Paradise earth, where death is an enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26) that will very soon be eliminated forever, and no family will mourn the death of a loved one (Revelation 21:4). This promise has been given by Almighty God Jehovah (Psalms 83:18). Truly, what a glorious and almost unbelievable day that will be! It's a reality though for God cannot lie (Titus 1:2). For more comforting and encouraging scriptures on the resurrection, please visit jw.org.

Debora Bailey Feb 23 2018 12:00 AM

May he rest in peace.

Chris Balducci Feb 22 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, will always remember Stephen, prayers for the family
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Heather Tharp Luke Feb 22 2018 12:00 AM

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