Johnnie H. Rogers

Johnnie H. Rogers passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the age of 68. Johnnie is survived by his wife, Kerry Lato Rogers; his children and their spouses, Vickie (Rogers) and Sean Kennedy, Lauren and Scott Leavell, Jon Kellye (Rogers) and Patrick McGibboney, and Kyle Rogers; seven grandchildren, Hope, Miles, Connor, Grayson, Tripp, Mary Michael, and Parker; brother, Charles Rogers and brother and sister-in-law Kathy and Will Rogers; brother-in-law, Michael Lato; five nephews, one niece, and 19 great nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents Lucille (Brignac) and H.A. Rogers. Johnnie will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, cherished friend, and respected coach. He touched the hearts of many and was a true blessing to all who knew him. He was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Hammond, Louisiana. A graduate of Istrouma High School (1966) and Northeast University, he taught and coached at French Settlement High School for 30 years. In addition to coaching basketball, he founded the French Settlement High School baseball/softball programs and served as their first coach. In honor of his selfless service, his name will forever be on the school’s basketball court. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 5-9 p.m. on the Coach Johnnie Rogers Court in the Gerald C. Keller Gymnasium at French Settlement High School in French Settlement, Louisiana. Visitation will resume at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Hammond, Louisiana on Friday, August 4, 2017, at 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. officiated by Father Cayet Mangiaracina, O.P. Active pallbearers are former players Tony Andrews, Derrick Ealy, Philip Gore, Duane Keller, Daniel Martin, Todd McMorris, Steve Scivicque, and Casey Smithhart. Honorary pallbearers are Danny Amond, Bruce Chaffin, Richard Cherry, John Edmond, Dave Farrell, Jamie Gautreau, Oscar Gordon, Mark Holmes, Gene Rushing, and Manny Rodriguez. Entombment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Hammond, Louisiana. A special thank you to Dr. Cheree Wheeler-Duke, Dr. Ryan Shows, Dr. Charles Wood, and Dr. Bahnsen Miller for their brilliant insight and unwavering dedication; to Lisa Bertone, Chad Truxillo, Angela Russell, and the Amedysis Hospice team for their incomparable care; and to Marlene Tallo Hinshaw, Victoria Hinshaw, and Rose Payne for their unconditional love and support. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the French Settlement High School Athletic Department is appreciated.

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