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Ernest Rogers, Jr.

June 21, 1953 ~ April 10, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old


Ernest Rogers, Jr., age 69 of Chicago passed away on Monday, April 10, 2023 at the Symphony Chicago West, Chicago, Illinois. Born June 21, 1953 in Mineral Springs, Arkansas to the union of Ernest and Verda Mae (Custer) Rogers, Sr.  A steel mill worker by profession he resided in the Chicago metro area for the majority of his life where he was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.

Beloved husband of the late Patricia Branch.  Dear father of Tina Branch, Gloria Owen. Earnest Branch, Davin Rogers, Cory Rogers and Laparis Rogers. Fond grandfather of 10, Dear brother of Ona, Wanda, Ricky, Jackie, Larry, Earnestine, Gloria, Darnell, Dexter, Jerneice and Arletha. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


I'm Free

Don't grieve for me, now I'm free

I'm following the path God laid for me.

I took His hand when I heard Him call

I turned my back and left it all.


I could not stay another day

To laugh, to love, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way

I've found that peace at the close of day.


If my parting has left a void

Then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.

Ah, yes, these things I too will miss.


Be not burdened with times of sorrow

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life's been full, I savored much,

Good friends, good times,

a loved one's touch.


Perhaps my time seemed all too brief

Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your heart and share with me.

God wanted me now; He set me free.

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April 22, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Seguin & Symonds Funeral Home
858 Sheridan Road
Highwood, IL 60040

Memorial Service
April 22, 2023

10:00 AM
Seguin & Symonds Funeral Home
858 Sheridan Road
Highwood, IL 60040


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