Steven Wesley Rogers
Steve Rogers was a resident of Suffolk, VA his entire life. He was raised in Cypress chapel and spent many days there growing up and learning from the wonderful
Community of family and friends. His church family was an important part of his beginnings and many of them became lifelong friends. He was a believer in Christ.
He grew up playing little league baseball and went on to play fast pitch softball for cypress chapel Christian Church. He loved all sports, but golf was his passion. He spent a lot of time
Mending and fixing golf clubs and he loved playing the game. His other passion was college football and he loved Notre Dame. He often dreamed of one day going there to see them play.
He was a graduate of Suffolk High School class of 1978. He went to Ferrum college for a year and then went to work doing many jobs. He worked as a carpenter, a painter at the shipyard, a dispatcher and driver for Eure rentals and at one time even did carpet installation. Steve also had a soft spot for animals and loved dogs. He supported the SPCA much of his life and rescued a couple of beagles.
Steve was like crusty bread. Hard on the outside but soft on the inside. There was a depth of kindness in Steve’s heart. He was quick to laugh and had a great sense of humor. He was helpful if someone needed a hand. He was a loner , and even though he was loved by many, he struggled to feel and receive it. He was a longtime member of AA and it helped him to feel that there was a higher power working in his life , helping him to get through its toughest challenges. His biggest challenge was the cancer that ended his life too soon. If you knew Steve, you know he was a one day at the time. He deserved happiness and now he no longer suffers the pains of this life. Light a candle for him and treasure the good memories. He is predecessors by his father, James Wesley Rogers and his mother, Helen Darden Rogers of Suffolk. He is survived by his sister, Ann Rogers Adams and her husband, Clayton Wade Adams and a niece, Anna Grace Adams and a nephew, James Darden Adams of Raleigh , NC.
His cremated remains will be spread on the family farm in cypress chapel in a private ceremony. Later, we will inter some of his ashes at Holly lawn cemetery where his parents are laid to rest. Services are pending. Thank you to all of you for your calls, prayers and condolences during this time of loss.