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Persis Rodgers dies at 93

  • Persis Rodgers, president and owner of the Persis Rodgers Home for the Aged, passed away this past Saturday at the age of 93. AHIVA CAMPBELL

PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL PARTY

Published: Feb 18, 2013

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The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Nurse Persis Rodgers nee Roberts.

A long-time resident of Fowler Street, Nurse Rodgers was a pillar of the Grants Town community.  The Persis Rodgers Home for the Aged was initially constructed by the Rotary Club of West Nassau and opened its doors on November 14, 1973.  This privately operated facility was managed by Frances Ledee and was also the residence of its founder, Nurse Persis Rodgers until her death.

Rodgers was a strong advocate for the elderly.  She was our “Mother Theresa” and was blessed by her Maker with the gifts of love and long life.  She used those gifts in the selfless service of others, in many cases lifting up the most vulnerable and the weakest among us. Our country is more civil because of her life and we suffer a great loss in her passing.

The PLP salutes this great Bahamian lady for her long and dedicated service to the people of The Bahamas.

Our heartfelt condolences are extended to her family, both local and in Florida, her extended family at the Persis Rodgers Home for the Aged and her many friends.

May her soul rest in peace.

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