Mrs. Theresa Ann Rogers Oglesby, 71, of Cartersville, Georgia passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 147 Jones Street, Cartersville, Georgia 30120. The body will lie in state in the church from 12:00 P.M. until the hour of service. Interment will follow in Providence Cemetery, 165 Old Tennessee Rd NE, Cartersville, GA 30121. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this time of bereavement.
Due to COVID-19 regulations and guidelines, physical distancing practices may be in place, and MASK ARE REQUIRED for those who will be attending the service.
On April 14, 2022, Theresa R. Oglesby, one of God’s most resilient angels on earth transitioned to receive her ultimate peace and reward in heaven.
Theresa was born on March 22, 1951 in Cartersville, Georgia to the late Betty and James Rogers. She was preceded in death by her brother James Rogers, Jr. and her parents who she committed her life to caring for during each of their final years.
A five-time cancer survivor, Theresa epitomized faithfulness, courage, and strength. Her life was a living testimony, and she never hesitated to tell others about the goodness of God. Always an advocate for her family, friends and community, Theresa was an active member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee, Les Savants, the Afro American Social and Civic Association and many other community groups. Perhaps one of her greatest accomplishments and sources of pride was being an educator for nearly 40 years. Theresa impacted hundreds of students and colleagues throughout the years with her tough but caring style always demanding and believing the best of those in her classroom. Her teaching didn’t stop there though as she considered it her duty to push any and every one to believe in themselves and seize every opportunity to learn whether it be helping the little ones memorize the longest Easter speech she could or pushing the teens to attend a Kennesaw Youth Department meeting even if it was an early Saturday morning after the senior prom.
Theresa worked hard, but she also took the job of being the life of the party very seriously. Attending Albany State Homecoming with her college girlfriends, hosting family birthday dinners or starting the community Harvest Festival on the Hill are just a few of the ways she made sure everyone stopped to celebrate and fellowship with each other. Before her physical challenges began, she would cut a rug with the best of them and challenge anyone to stay on the dance floor longer than her. She loved to get dressed up but also knew she was pretty in a t-shirt and would tell you just as much. No one should leave the house without a red lip and a smile in her opinion.
Her family was her greatest pride and joy, particularly those grands. Known as Mother/Mubee, she would do anything to make them smile and was the perfect example of a loving grandparent. Theresa leaves to cherish her memory her husband of almost 38 years, John J. Oglesby; her beloved children, Saundra D. Rogers, Stephen Raymone George (Eowyn), and Terrica Bailey (Mike); her grandchildren, Bethani and Brooke Pickett, Jaiden and Elliott George, and Reese and Parker Bailey; her sister and best friend, Carolyn Rogers Davenport (Roy); a special niece and great-nephew, Misty (Daryl) and Tripp Grayer; countless friends; loving in-laws; and a host of other relatives, colleagues, and church family.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.mackeppingerfuneralhome.com
Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Service, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements.