Charles Fred Rodgers, Jr., was born July 15, 1939, in East Chicago, IN to the late Charles and Peachy Rodgers. He accepted Christ at an early age. He attended Tabernacle Baptist Church in his younger years and in his final years attended God’s House for All People.
Charles attended Riley Elementary and Washington High School. He was very smart and wise and could take a car apart and put it back together like new. He retired from the City of East Chicago.
Charles was a wonderful, loyal, and devoted son, brother, husband, uncle, grandfather, and friend. He loved his family very much. Always making sure everyone was well and getting along. He often prayed over his family. Also telling his family to always “Get right with God!”
God called Charles home on Saturday, December 21, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Peachy Rodgers, brother Iver F. Hawkins, and his sister Betty M. Morris. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 19 years, Carol Rodgers of East Chicago IN; children, Racquel (Vincent) Ryan of Chesterton, IN, Peachy Rodgers of Grayslake, IL and Leo Flowers of Chicago, IL, Step-daughter Tiffany Hall of TX; brother, Maurice “Mo” Rodgers of Los Angeles, CA; Brother in Laws, Opha Walker and Adrian Olds of East Chicago, IN; Sister in Laws, Ruby Wilson of FL, Toni Jacques of Portage, IN, Pamela Worlds of East Chicago, IN, Sheila Olds of Alabama, and Yvette (Major) Franklin of Kenosha, WI; Special Granddaughter, Tia Gordon of Chicago, IL; his two special nieces that he raised, Donna Brown of Grand Prairie, TX, and Vickie Morris of Indianapolis, IN; Special niece Jennifer (Siha) of Park City, IL; grandchildren, Layla and Alysha Wells of Grayslake, IL, Danny Hicks of Highland, IN, Vincent Ryan, Jr and Elijah Ryan of Chesterton, IN, Tyrique, DeShaunte, and Xavier Flowers of Waukegan, IL, Kingston and Pharaoh Flowers of Atlanta, GA; Special friends, Samuel Tensley of East Chicago, IN and Tommy Lee Walker of Gary, IN and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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