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Alton Alonza Rogers Jr.

October 30, 1951 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Alton Rogers Jr. Obituary

PLEASANT GARDEN - Alton Alonza Rogers, Jr. 72, departed this life Friday, January 5, 2024 at his residence.

Public viewing Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 12 until 6 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Home, 1024 Homeland Avenue, Greensboro, NC.

A celebration of life service will be held Friday, January 19, 2024 at 12 p.m. at Bethel African Methodist Church, 200 North Regan Street, Greensboro, NC. The family visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Interment with military honors will follow in Lakeview Memorial Park, 3600 North O’Henry Blvd., Greensboro, NC.

You may live stream the service via https://youtube.com/@SerenityFuneralHomeLive

Alton was the youngest child of the late Alton Rogers and Mazie Roberson Rogers, was born on October 30, 1951, in Greensboro, NC. He departed this life at home on January 5, 2024.

Alton was baptized into the Body of Christ at Bass Chapel United Methodist Church and remained an active member until he joined the United States Air Force where he served for 4 years as an aircraft mechanic.  Many years later, he joined Bethel AME Church where he served as a trustee, a member of Sons of Allen, and part of the security detail.

Alton was educated in the Greensboro/Guilford County Public School System attending Poplar Grove Elementary, Browns Summit Junior High, and Dudley High School (Class of 1969).

Following his active military service, Alton enrolled in North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (“T”) and obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. He continued his studies at “T”, earning a Master of Science in Education.

It was while attending an Aggie dance in 1974, Alton met Jennifer Fountain, the love of his life. On June 30, 1979, in the Bennett College Chapel, Alton and Jennifer married and danced to the popular tune, “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now”. This remained their promise to each other in words and actions throughout their relationship. To their committed union were born two children: Aviva Chenelle and Alton, III “Lonnie”.

Throughout his life, Alton exhibited a strong work ethic.  During his high school years, he worked at Moses Cone Hospital, and while in college he drove for Daniel Keck Taxi Co.  He continued his employment with the U.S. Postal Service and retired in 2005 after working 35 years at the Bulk Mail Center.  Also, Alton established his professional lawn care service while working for the Postal Service.  At the age of nine, his son began working the lawn care business with Alton, thus when Alton retired from this business, his son knew how to continue it.

Alton enjoyed fishing and cooking.  He shared his cooking talent with his family and friends as he co-hosted the tailgate parties during “T’s” homecomings for many years.

While Alton was a reserved person, those who knew him, knew him as a man of character with a great sense of humor.  Alton was a genuine friend and this friendship will be greatly missed by his high school friend, Ernest Williams and his work buddy, Fred Bass, both being “brothers” to Alton.

Alton is survived by his wife, Jennifer; their children, Aviva and Alton, III “Lonnie” (Trace Young, fiancee); his grandchildren, Shaniya and Summer; sisters, Flontina R. Miller (the late Preston) and Codella R. Phipps (Leon); sister-in-law, Joyce Rice (Charles);  and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and associates.

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