Claudia “Bea” Rogers, 74 of Bridgeport passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020 surrounded by family. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Davistown Cemetery.
Bea was born on Friday, April 19, 1946 to Claude Rosser Holder and Freddi B. Estelle Holder. Bea married Randy Ray Phillips and had two daughters. Beatrice attended Bridgeport High School and was the only one of eight children to graduate. Later she went to work at Dover Mills in Pisgah and was later employed by R&R Hosiery and Beaulieu of America until she retired. After retirement she held small jobs, volunteered in community events and watched her grandchildren. Over the course of her life, Beatrice was a dedicated mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She never missed a graduation, awards ceremony, sporting event, prom, wedding, birthday or any event no matter how small. She remained active by playing ball in the yard with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the best mother, grandmother and friend to be blessed with.
She is survived by her sister, Brenda Fay Mankin; daughters, Crystal (Jeff) Siniard and Teresa Phillips; grandchildren, Jonathan Craig Cornelison, James AnthonyWhitehead, Tiffany Renea Whitehead, Heather Nicole (Mark) Boyanton, Dakota Ray (Jade) Phillips, Christopher Ross Beckler; step-grandchildren, Nathaniel Ryan Siniard, Hannah Paige (Tyler) Kelleher, Grace Isabella Siniard, Graham Hall Siniard; great-grandchildren, Randi Lewis Boyanton, Cardin Anthony Whitehead, Breanna Rayland Boyanton, Kaylyn Renae Whitehead, Alaiia KaLillie Phillips; a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father and husband; sister, Patsy Ann Cooper; brothers, Charles William “C.W.”Holder, Floyd Lester Holder, Harold Junior Holder, Johnny Rayford Holder, Kenneth Edward Holder.