; Janis Williamson Webb Rogers, 84

Janis Williamson Webb Rogers, 84

By | May 6, 2020 9:51 am

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Janis Williamson Webb Rogers, 84 of Swainsboro, on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home.

A private graveside service was conducted Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jim Harrell officiating. Interment was held at Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Terri Edenfield, Craig Williamson, Andy Webb, Steve Peebles, Jack Webb, and Ed Akridge.

Born in Norristown in 1936, Janis Williamson Webb Rogers was the daughter of Elige and Edna Earl Durden Williamson. She was a seamstress by trade and worked at Creston’s Knitting Mill, Swainsboro Sportswear, and Woolen Mill in Dublin until they closed. She had a sewing room in her home and enjoyed making dolls for her granddaughter. She was a past member of Swainsboro Primitive Baptist Church and attended Canoochee Missionary Baptist Church. In the late 60s and early 70s, Rogers was an Eastern Star. She loved fishing, dancing, and always staying busy. She was a homemaker whenever she was not working outside the home, and she loved classic country music and gospel. Rogers adored her dog, Gracie. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Lawanna Dixon, and a brother, Bobby Williamson.

Survivors include her sister, Phyllis Williamson of Swainsboro; brother, Shorty Williamson of Norristown; grandchildren, William Henry “Hank” Durden (Sonya) and Dori Durden Johnson (Clay); great-grandchildren, Tyler Durden, Ryan Durden, Haylie Durden, Allison Wimberly, Gage Johnson, Gunner Johnson, and Gavin Johnson; and son-in-law, Cliff Dixon (Terese) of Wadley.

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

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