Margie Elizabeth Rodgers Dennis, 97, of Kannapolis, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, as she passed away peacefully at her residence. Margie was born third out of twelve children, on May 6, 1919, in Cabarrus County, the daughter of the late Nora Rodgers and late Bruner Rodgers of Kannapolis. Margie was a member of Kannapolis Church of God. She was employed by Cannon Mills, as an inspector, retiring with 45 years of service. Margie was dearly loved, as a devoted mother, wife, and grandmother. She was always a caregiver to anyone who needed her, especially her family. She loved baking pecan pies, and caring for her extraordinary garden. She will be truly missed by her family and all who knew her. In addition, to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward G. Dennis of Kannapolis; four brothers, William, Tricy, Otis, and Jimmy Rodgers all of Kannapolis; two sisters, Pauline Rodgers and Ada Myers of Kannapolis; a grandson, Rodney Ashby; step-son, Don Dennis; two son-in-laws, Bobby Ashby and Rev. Eddie Black. Those left to cherish her memory are her three daughters, Brenda Black of Concord, Sylvia Ashby of Concord, and Barlene Lewis and husband, Sammy of China Grove; four stepchildren, Sherry Davis, Suzie Dennis, Ronald Dennis, Keith Dennis and Kathy Day; her two granddaughters, Tabatha Ashby Austin and husband, Andy of Tennessee and Stacie Lewis Dry and husband, Jason of Concord; five great-grandchildren Ashby, Cole and Drew Austin all of Tennessee, Lawson and Ryker Dry of Concord; one brother, LaVaughn Rodgers; three sisters, Fannie Belle Waldrop, Thelma Graham, Amelia Fowler. Visitation and Service: Her service to celebrate her life will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel, Kannapolis, NC officiated by Dr. R.J. Hammond and Dr. Greg Sloop. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service. Special thanks to Summer Thomasee, Deb Barnes and all others at Central Carolina Homecare and Hospice of Cabarrus for your great care. Memorials: Memorials may be made to Kannapolis Church of God, 2211 West A Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Hospice of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Calvary Baptist Church, 703 Buick Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com .
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