Mrs. Lorena “Lorraine” Rogers Chavis, 81, of 635 University Road, Pembroke was born June 22, 1932 to the late Mr. Chalmers & Mrs. Agnora Rogers and died Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at her home. She is also preceded in death by her husband: Mr. Thomas “Man” Chavis; brothers: Mr. Nehemiah Rogers, Mr. Bruce Rogers, Mr. Thomas Rogers and Mr. Clayton Rogers; sisters: Ms. Louise Rogers Hunt and Ms. Stella Rogers Taylor and an infant daughter: Miss Wanda Faye Chavis.
She was a dedicated worker in the textile industry before her retirement and an avid gardener.
The funeral will be conducted 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Matthew Jones officiating. Burial will be Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Reedy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters: Ms. Glenda Chavis and friend: Mr. William Jameson of the home and Ms. Ciera Chavis and friend: Mr. Michael Revels of Lumberton; a granddaughter: Ms. Donya Anora Oxendine of Fairmont; two great-grandsons: Thomas and Jaylend Revels; two brothers: Mr. Layton Rogers and Mr. Ralph Rogers both of Lumberton; a special friend: Ms. Chastise Strickland of Pembroke and a host of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends beginning at 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.