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Sandra Dabbs Rogers

May 9, 1940 — September 17, 2023

Brandon, MS

Sandra Dabbs Rogers

Sandra Dabbs Rogers, 83, passed away peacefully on September 17th surrounded by loved ones. Visitation will be at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, Mississippi on Thursday Sept 21st at 2:00pm. A Service of Remembrance will follow at 3:30pm officiated by Mr. Gary Blakeney. 

Sandra was born in Aberdeen, Mississippi on May 9, 1940 to Dr. Rome Turner Dabbs and Minta Taylor Dabbs. The family remained in Aberdeen and she was named Ms Aberdeen High School in 1958. Sandra attended the University of Mississippi where she was a member of the Tri Delta sorority and secretary of the student body. She graduated with a degree in Physical Education and later earned a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from Mississippi College.  She was a co-owner of Rogers-Dabbs Chevrolet in Brandon.

Sandra was an avid tennis player.  She was ranked #1 in Mississippi no less than 27 times, won six Southern Doubles Championships and was ranked #10 in the nation in 1979. Her fierce competitiveness on the court combined with her positive mental attitude made her virtually unbeatable. She was elected to the Mississippi Tennis Hall of Fame in 2001.

Sandra returned often to Aberdeen to spend time on her family’s land and loved nothing more than gathering with family and friends at her lake house. 

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Rome Turner Dabbs and Minta Taylor Dabbs, her son, Johnny Rogers and her sister-in-law Brenda Dabbs.

She is survived by her brother, Rome David Dabbs; children, Rebecca Rogers, Carolyn Rogers Bevan-Thomas (Paul), and Angela Proctor; daughters-in-law Jill Rogers (Paul) and Lynn Rogers; grandchildren, Michael Wallis (Tricia), Allyson Schury (Johnny), Andrew Bevan-Thomas, William Bevan-Thomas, Isabelle Bevan-Thomas, Zachary Flores, Hays Rogers, Max Rogers (Greer), Ellie Rogers, Jackson Rogers, Devon Rogers Bilbro (John Wilson), Hannah Proctor, Jacob Proctor, Samuel Proctor, and Phoebe Proctor and great-grandchildren, Blake Summerlin, Rivers Summerlin, Rylee Clare Summerlin, Brooks Wallis, Grace Wallis and Payson Schury; nephew Roman Dabbs and niece Kristina Ojeda (Luis).

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to The American Cancer Society.

 

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Visitation

Thursday, September 21, 2023

2:00 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Homes- Brandon

1360 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042

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Memorial Service

Thursday, September 21, 2023

3:30 - 4:30 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Homes- Brandon

1360 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042

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