By Galen Holley/NEMS Daily Journal
NEW ALBANY – She passed the century mark six years ago, and Kate Rogers can still quote Bible verses.
On Monday, the Cotton Plant native will celebrate 106 years on this earth, nearly all of which have been spent in loving service to her family.
“She loved keeping house and being a mother,” said her son, Barkley, remembering how his mother doted on him and his brother.
Rogers and her husband, William, lived all over the South as his job with Tennessee Valley Authority kept them on the move.
In 1959, they moved back to Union County where she attended First Methodist Church and later New Albany Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.
Rogers nursed her husband through a long illness in their home until his death in 1981. “She did everything for him, and did it lovingly,” said Barkley.
These days she enjoys the loving support of three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
“My mother’s talent is prayer,” said Barkley, who often brings his mother to services at New Albany First United Methodist Church.
“She prays so beautifully.”