In Loving Memory of Alicia Fernandez
August 22, 1940 - July 26, 2019
Alicia Rogers was born August 22, 1940, in Los Angeles, California, to the proud parents of John D. Rogers and Ora Lee LaCour-Rogers. Alicia accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California under the leadership of Rev. Earl Amos Pleasant Sr. Alicia attended Ascott Elementary School, George Washington Carver Junior High, and Thomas Jefferson High School.
While in high school she met the love of her life Ahrian Don Fernandez Jr. In the year of 1957, they were united into Holy Matrimony and to this union, two children were born: Carmen Lolita Fernandez, and Ahrian Don Fernandez III. Ahrian Don Fernandez, Jr. preceded Alicia in death.
Years later, she met James Scott Price and to this union one child was born, Sheldon Antion Price.
Alicia found a passion for working in the garment industry as a seamstress. She worked 35 years at Tobi"s Clothing Factory in Downtown, Los Angeles. Over time, Alicia grew to learn the business extremely well, well enough that the owner, Kissler, allowed her to manage the entire business. She made clothes at home for herself, her family, and many others.
She had a love for music such as jazz, R&B, and gospel. You knew once she got in the car, to turn on 94.7 the Wave. Each day she watched her favorite shows such as Family Feud, Criminal Minds, and NCIS.
Alicia, affectionately known as "Granny" would timelessly sit on her porch with her great friend, Ms. Jackie; drinking coffee while conversing about life and many events that have taken place. She enjoyed, talking to all her neighbors who passed by. She was known as the "sweet lady on the porch." Everyone in the neighborhood knew exactly who she was and what kind of woman she represented. There is so much to say about this phenomenal woman; she knew what life and family were about. Her heart was full of love, and she was friendly and feisty at the same time. You never left without getting a hug or a kiss, you never left with an empty stomach, and she never let you leave without saying "I love you" and she meant it. She will truly be missed by all.
Alicia was preceded in death by her parents Ora Lee LaCour-Rogers and father John D. Rogers, sister Demetria Rogers, and brother Sebastin Rogers.
She leaves to cherish her memories daughter Carment L. Fernandez, and sons: Ahrian D. Fernandez III, and Sheldon A. Price, siblings: Johnny Rogers, Joanne Thomas, Lavica Houston, Wayne Rogers, Felza Murray, Cyrone Rogers, Phyllis Rogers, Geraldine Coleman, Ora Denise Rogers, Roberta Rogers, Eric Williams, and Clifford Daniels; a host of grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, aunts: Nora, Willamay, and Daisy; an uncle Lynn, special friends: Ms. Jackie, Maylene, Valentine & Gloria, and Wanda. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.