Martha Knox Rogers, age 72, passed away June 19, 2019, at the home of her daughter, Samantha Jean Richardson, in Pensacola, Florida after a rapid battle with lung cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, C.D. & Lois Knox Rogers; Sister, Hazel (Al) Beck; Brothers-in-law, Nile Hollis & Jim Strickland; Brothers, Joe (Mary), Ray, & Gail (Joyce) Rogers.
Martha was born on September 2, 1946 in Readyville, TN. She graduated from Cannon County High School in 1964 then moved to Florida at the age of 24. She lived in Pensacola for the rest of her life, but always considered Tennessee home. She made her career at Westinghouse for 27 years where she worked her way up from a secretarial role to being a floor supervisor for manufacturing. She always loved and was loved by her family, spending many years as a fun-loving aunt before becoming a mother to Samantha in 1989. In recent years, Martha enjoyed the company of her grandsons, Paul Thomas (7) and Theodore Knox (3), as well as spending time with her closest friends, Carmen & Ellen. She especially loved antiquing and playing bingo. She is survived by her daughter, Samantha (Michael) Richardson; Grandsons, Paul & Theodore Richardson; Brothers, Jack (Myrna) Rogers & Mark (Jean Anne) Rogers; Sisters, Ovie Hollis, Jean Matthews, Joyce (Tom) Harris, Lynda Strickland, Joan (Bill) Bryson, & Cathy (Alvin) Brandon, as well many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be 10 AM Monday, June 24, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Interment will follow at Thyatira Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the funeral home.