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Deloris Rogers Carn gets a Celebration of Life

Deloris Rogers Carn Deloris Rogers Carn gets a Celebration of Life

Deloris Rogers Carn

Service held on April 27, 2013 at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

CARN REFLECTIONS of Deloris Rogers Carn October 15, 1940 – March 17, 2013

Deloris (Dee) Rogers-Carn transitioned Sunday, March 17, at home with family by her side in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her funeral service was held in Jacksonville at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23 at Greater Grant Memorial AME, 5533 Gilchrist Rd. Reverend Dr. James Proctor, Presiding Elder, officiated and Reverend Reuben Ford of First AME Church delivered the eulogy. The viewing was held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22 at Carthage Chapel Funeral Home, 929 W. Beaver St. Burial followed the funeral at Restlawn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by Carthage Chapel Funeral Home.

Deloris was one of four children from the union of Charlie Rogers and Gustaver Gooden. She attended Stanton High School and graduated from Florida A&M University (FAMU) in 1963 and Fisk University in 1965, with a Supervisory Administration from the University of Florida. Deloris married Bernard Carn in 1962 and had one child, Renard Carn. Deloris and Bernard were married for 42 years until his transition. They relocated to California in 1981 where she continued in the field of education and as a community activist.

She was an active member of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Oxnard, co-founder of the Bernard T. Carn Foundation, and a golden member (50 plus years of membership) of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., amongst many other noteworthy accomplishments. Deloris is survived by her son, grandchildren and other nieces and nephews. Deloris is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings, Charlie Rogers, Jr., Molly Manning, and Alberta Rogers Cross. The family of Deloris Carn would like to thank all of people and support groups that helped make her transition comfortable.

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