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Maude Rogers Myrick

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Maude Rogers Myrick was born June 26, 1940, in Savannah, Ga. to the late Lewis and Mamie Rogers. Shortly thereafter, her father, who worked for the railroad, moved his family to Ashville, N.C.

Mrs. Myrick peacefully transitioned home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 14, 2022, at the age of 81, after a short illness with her children by her side. Her faith, the love of family, and her obligation to her church was the focal point of her life.

Never meeting a stranger, her contagiously joyful demeanor, and deep concern for those who she thought needed prayer was the order of the day. Her personality was ubiquitous in this scripture from Philippians 2, 3-4

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”


Her love of the church and her church family came a close third after her love of Christ and family. For many years Mrs. Myrick served as a faithful choir member and member of the Celestial Singers. She would often lead songs like “Still Away” and “You are my Strength.”

Mrs. Myrick also served faithfully on the Deaconess board, The Progressive Club, and the Lady Birthday Club. She was also the Vacation Bible Study Youth Leader.


Mrs. Myrick received her formal education from Allen High School in Ashville, N.C. After graduation, she moved back to Savannah where she obtained an associates degree from Savannah State College.

While there, she met and married Bernard Nelson and eventually moved to Waycross where they called home until their departure.

Mrs. Myrick worked for the Waycross School System for 20 years alongside her dear friends, Rosetta Robinson and Carrie Barnes, as a para-pro at McDonald Street Elementary School. She later moved to Charlottesville, Va. and remarried Arthur Myrick. Several years later they moved back home to be closer to family and friends.

Mrs. Myrick is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Myrick; and her parents, Lewis and Mamie Rogers.

She leaves behind her children, Bernard Nelson II, Alvin (Toni) Nelson, Glynis (Eric) Black, Carlos Nelson, and Mark (Diana) Myrick; and five brothers, Lewis Rogers Jr., George Rogers, Thomas Rogers, Larry Rogers and Hubert Rogers; 12 grandchildren and a whole host of great grands, and cousins, too many to name. Last, but not least, her favorite cousin, Pearl Watson.

If she knew you, you had a special place in her heart. More than likely, Mrs. Myrick felt your sorrows and you never knew it. She loved you and you knew it because she would tell you. She prayed for you, and you would more than likely never know it. Hallelujah was her praise. Psalms 86:12

“I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.”

I’m with the Lord. Hallelujah!!!

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