Mitzi Swanger Rogers

Thursday, February 17, 1949 - Sunday, November 24, 2019

So Dearly Loved

Photo of Mitzi Swanger Rogers  - 1949-2019

Waynesville- Mitzi Jane Swanger Rogers, age 70, was carried home by the angels and into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 24, 2019.

Mitzi was born February 17, 1949 to the late John Swanger and the late Edith Robinson Swanger. She had made her home in Haywood County all of her life and was a devoted homemaker. Mitzi always welcomed everyone to the Rogers home with open arms and she delighted in family gatherings and holidays that always brought her loved ones together to make special memories that each will cherish forever . The blessed Christmas season held a special place in Mitzi’s heart and she so enjoyed sharing delicious meals, special sweets and desserts and celebrating this special time of the year.  Mitzi’s strong faith was an important part of life and she was a dedicated member of Maple Grove Baptist Church where her church family surrounded her with love and prayers.  Her kind and caring heart was truly evident as she served as a caregiver to those who needed someone to touch their lives with love and concern and bring a ray of sunshine into their day.  Mitzi loved beautiful flowers and that so represents her life- a life full of beauty and joy, and a life that brought many smiles to everyone around her. At this special Thanksgiving season, we give thanks for the life of Mitzi Swanger Rogers, a precious daughter, a loving wife and a wonderful mother and grandmother.  We rejoice that she celebrates in Heaven on this day.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Joe Bob Swanger.

Surviving are her loving husband of 52 years, Allen Rogers of Waynesville; her daughter,  Amy Jones –Cochran and her husband, Coal  and grandchildren, Morgan B. Jones and Mason G. Jones and step-grandchildren , Glenn Cochran, Helina Cochran and Chloe Cochran; her son, Aaron Rogers and his wife, Misty and grandchildren, Ellie Rogers and Shane Rogers; a sister, Patti Swanger Green and her husband, James “Bud” Green ; a brother, Gary Swanger and his wife, Betty Swanger;  her sister -in-law and brother-in-law, Norma and Don Fisher; nieces and nephews, Jill Ward and Tink, Jon Hardin, Mark Swanger and Stephanie, Gene Swanger, Derek Fisher and Robin, John Fisher and Jana and Jennifer Fisher Staton  and Darius; also many dear friends.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Maple Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Tommy Carlisle officiating.  The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Derek and John Fisher, James Brabson, Tommy Walters, Jeff Henderson, Andrew Cowan and Jason Hardin.

Memorials may be made to Maple Grove Baptist Church Mission Fund, 2501 Stamey Cove Road,  Waynesville, NC 28786 or John F. Keever Solace Center, 21 Belvedere Road, Asheville NC 28803.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Rogers family.                      

Condolences from family and friends

I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Mitzi she was such a special lady. She will definitely be missed. I am sending prayers for comfort and love and hugs to all. Fly high my sweet angel
Traci Yates Rogers
We are sorry to hear of Mitzies passing. Just want you all to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers today and in the difficult days ahead.
Mary McElrath & Gail McElrath Paxton
The Pisgah High Class of 1968 extends its deepest sympathies to each of Mitzi's loved ones at this sad time.
Sharon Byers Conner
She was truly the sweetest person. Always smiling. Will be praying for the family during this hard time. Love you all
Penny and Chick Best
Oh Sister,how am I going to go on without you.We have talked every night for 30-40 yrs.Now my nights are so long.We had so many plans.It was not time for you to leave,I was supposed to be the one too leave first.Now what do I do without you?I will miss you every day til I leave here sister. Love you MITZI Your sister Patti
Patti Green
Condolences to Allen, Amy, Aaron and family. Praying for peace and comfort for you during this painful time.
Peggy Knight Manning
My heart breaks for your family in this time of sorrow. I pray for peace for each of you. With deepest condolences... Tina Rollins
Tina Rollins
Mama, Where to start I love you and already miss you so very much I'd give anything to see Mom pop up on my caller I'd, what I would give to hear that sweet voice say Hello Son how are you Misty and my babies. Mom you were honestly an angel you were always there for me wrong or right and you never ever gave up on me Mama tks so much for all you did for me tks so much for everything you taught me this ole world truly is a darker place without you in it Most of all tks for being my Mom the good lord sure blessed me beyond belief with you for my mom. Fly High Mama I know Heaven gained an Angel when the good lord called you home.i love you
Aaron Rogers
Mama Oh how I miss you already Heaven gained an Angel when you were called home I love you Mom thanks so much for everything you did and taught me but most of all Thanks for being the Greatest Mom Ever! Fly High Mom! You earned your wings
Aaron Rogers
Mom, I can't believe this is really happening but unfortunately it is you have been gone 3 days it seems like 3 yrs. What I would give to see Mom pop up on my phone. I was so lucky to have you as my Mom, I love you thanks for everything you did for me thanks for everything you taught me the love you showed my children was endless it always made happy to see you with them I know you loved them Heaven gained an Angel when the good lord called you home Fly High Mama! I Love You
Aaron Rogers
Allen, we are truly sorry. Our love and prayers will be with you in the hard days ahead.
Tommy and Katie Williamson
So sorry for your loss. Praying for each of you
Amy Bell
So sorry , Mitiz was a beautiful person, from inside (heart) outward. Knew her from our youth until now, God's Grace for you and prayers.
Brenda Haney Stroupe
You were always a wonderful neighbor and special friend. You were always there for us. Thank you for all the blessings you always had for everyone. I know your family misses you and they are all in my prayers. Blessings to you all.
Sandra (Cagle) Blackington