Carrie Cecil Rodgers
Born: Aug. 8, 1902
Died: Nov. 28, 1961
Beloved Carrie Cecil Rodgers Widow of
Meridianís Yodeler, Dies; Burial is Planned Here
Final rites for Mrs. Carrie Cecil Rodgers of San Antonio, Texas; who shared the spotlight with her late husband, Jimmie Rodgers, Father of County Music, will be held in Meridian, her former home. Mrs. Rodgers died in San Antonio hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Rodgers was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. J.T. Williamson of this city. Mrs. Rodgers was educated in the Meridian Public School System and was married at an early age to her girlhood sweetheart. She and her husband moved to the west where Jimmie Rodgers rose to fame as a blues singer, and became one of the nationís top recording artist. His death brought to a close one of the most fabulous careers in the entertainment world. Mrs. Rodgers is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Anita Court and a grandson, Jimmie Dale Court of San Antonio; four sisters, Mrs. Elsie McWilliams, Mrs. Gladys R. Hunt of Meridian, Mrs. Mildred L. Pollard of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Mrs. Annie L. Nelson of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Nate S. Williamson, and Roy F. Williamson both of Meridian; also several nieces and nephews. Following services in San Antonio the body will be returned to Meridian, and will arrive at 3:30 Friday morning. It will be taken to Webb Funeral home where services will be held at 3 oíclock that afternoon with Judge M.A. Childers officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.