Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, we celebrate the journey of Carol Janet Rodgers as she travels home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and is reunited with her heavenly family. Janet was born in Pulaski on Jan. 2, 1944. She was the absolute best mother, grandmother, wife, friend, nurse (37 years RN with Virginia Tech), medical advisor, PDR reference person, and confidant in Southwest Virginia. An always-smiling Janet filled the hearts of everyone who met her with joy and love. Her family and friends will continue to carry her memories with them always. Janet is preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Jewel Kirkner, her father, Kendell K. Kirkner, and her nephew, Ricky Shelburn Clark.
Janet is survived by her oldest son, Michael Barry Cox Jr. and his wife, Tasha; granddaughters, Mikayla, Meagan, and Molly; her daughter, Caroline C. Hickam and her husband, Cecil William Hickam III; granddaughter and grandson, Madi and Liam, and her youngest son, Jon Marc Cox. She is also survived by her husband, Hugh Beale Rodgers and her stepson, Shannon Rodgers and his wife, Karla Rodgers, step-granddaughter and step-grandson, Maisie and Tanner; sister and husband, Katherine and Shelburn Clark, and brother and wife, Steve and Cary Kirkner.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. from the Fairlawn Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Collins and the Rev. Pat Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the Fairlawn Baptist Church. Flowers will be appreciated, the family wishes memorials be made to the Fairlawn Baptist Church, 6758 Oxford Ave. Fairlawn, VA 24141.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.