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Leon Rogers

Leon D Rogers

Wednesday, August 17th, 1938 - Wednesday, December 30th, 2020
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Leon D. Rogers, aka (Scrib) was born August 17, 1938 to the late Howard Rogers and Mary Cook, in Chicago, Il. He accepted Christ at an early age. In his later years, he joined Saint Margaret of Scotland Parish.
Leon attended Chicago Public Schools, where he graduated from Gladstone Elementary and Crane Technical High School. As a student, he was an active athlete. Leon was on the football and basketball team. Leon’s athletic ability afforded him a football scholarship to Kentucky State University. A knee injury sidelined him, and Leon returned home.
On October 22, 1960, Leon and Maxine were united in holy matrimony at Holy Family Church. To this union, two children were born.
Leon was employed at the Chicago Transit Authority and later retired from the Chicago Police Department after thirty years of service.
As an avid sports enthusiast, Leon was a softball pitcher, playing every Sunday with a Southside League. Leon also loved music, where he spent time as a DJ at several lounges. Later, Leon co-own two racehorses: “Glorious Paul” and “Bay Home” with his friend, the late Howard Amos. He genuinely enjoyed racing his horses at Sportsman Park.
Leon was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
God called Leon home on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, after a lengthy illness.
He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving and devoted wife Maxine; son, Kevin (Rita) and daughter, Karen; grandchildren: Sean (Carmen), Anica, Janay, Shannon and Kayla; great-grandchildren: Logan, Cristian, Harmony, Caleb, Jordan, Savannah, Camila and Kali; two brothers-in-law Winston, Wyatt and sister-in-law Lillie; nieces and nephews; along with a host of family and friends, especially the 108th St. “Riff-Raff” neighbors. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

“I have fought a good fight,
I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith” 2nd Timothy 4:7
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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, January 11th, 2021 |
    When
    Monday, January 11th, 2021
    Location
    Cage Memorial Chapel
    Address
    7651 S. Jeffery Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60649
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  • Visitation

    Monday, January 11th, 2021 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 11th, 2021 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Cage Memorial Chapel
    Address
    7651 S. Jeffery Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60649
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Lorna Appleton

Posted at 10:52am
Our Condolences to the Family,Cherish your Memories. from Lorna & James Appleton.
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Alejandro

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Those we love dont fade away, they walk besides us everyday. Unheard but always near, your memories will always keep them here.
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Tiffany Juarez

Posted at 08:36pm
My condolences to my beloved Uncle. May the Lord continue to strengthen you, Auntie Karen, and mother Rogers during this time of bereavement. I love each of you all dearly.
 
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Gwendolyn Donahue Hudson Posted at 04:06pm

My Deepest and Heartfelt Condolences May God Strengthen You with His Peace and Comfort 🙏🏽
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