Hilda Frizzelle Rogerson

Published 4:14 pm Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Mrs. Hilda F. Rogerson, of Newport News, died February 2, 2020 at her daughter’s Kill Devil Hills home after a long battle with dementia. Hilda was born in 1931 and raised in Farmville, the daughter of Earl and Kathleen Frizzelle, both deceased. Hilda has also predeceased by husband of 60 years Bruce Powell Rogerson; sister Florence Wooten and brothers Bubba Frizzelle and Charles Frizzelle.

Following graduation from Maury High School Hilda moved to Williamston, where was hired as a nurse’s aid at Brown’s Hospital. There she met Bruce Rogerson and the two were married in 1952. The union produced one daughter and the family settled in Newport News, Va. where Hilda guided her family to join and actively serve Hilton Christian Church. Later, while caring for Bruce after his heart surgeries, Hilda joined Mended Hearts and became an advocate for healthy living.

Hilda is survived by her devoted daughter and primary caregiver Jean Rogerson Black; grandchildren Tobie Ann Davenport and Tony Black; three great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Sawyer; as well as friends and church family.

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As she wished, the family will hold a memorial service at Hilton Christian Church in Newport News February 15, 2020 at 11 a.m. Her cremated remains will be committed to the earth beside her husband’s. Friends may greet the family in the church fellowship hall following the service.

Please express condolences to the family via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted local arrangements.