Ms. Dinah Mae Rodgers, known as the best cook in town was born January 29, 1930 in Lee County, in South Carolina. She is the baby daughter of Robert Jay Rodgers Sr. and Corina Dukes Rodgers. Dinah Mae was educated in the public schools in Darlington County. At a young age she attended Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Later in life she joined St. Paul. Finally, the Lord led her to Centenary Methodist Church in Hartsville, SC, until her health failed. Ms. Dinah Mae was the sweetest, most humble person you could ever meet. She embraced life stressed free. If something was bothering her, no one knew it. She was known for being the best cook around. Once you ate from her table, you would definitely come back for more. Some called her the “Potato Salad Lady.” She always wore a welcome smile on her face and never met a stranger
Ms. Dinah Mae was a hard worker. She walked to work daily, rain or shine. She was employed at the Family Kitchen in Hartsville and later employed at Josie Restaurant in Hartsville. She dedicated her life to making someone’s stomach happy. She also loved going to church until her health failed. Ms. Dinah Mae did what the Lord required and good and mercy followed her. She lived in Spain for a year and enjoyed traveling.
She leaves to cherish her memories: a devoted daughter, Catherine Rodgers of Hartsville, SC. Three sons, Calvin (Brenda) Rodgers of Valdosta, GA, Charles Rogers of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Michael Rogers of Augusta, GA. Her lovely grandchildren: Jermaine, Jawana, Calvin II, Timothy, Anthony, Stephanie, Marcus, Adam, and Michael D. One great grand, Katherine Crist. Her parents and her siblings preceded her in death: Nellion Sr., James, Theodore, Robert Jay, Will, Joseph, and Retha Mae. She had a host of nieces, nephews, and other close relatives and friends
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