This was originally posted on the blog of the business I owned for 6 years.
Anne Moss Rogers’ son, Charles, 20, died by suicide June 5, 2015.
Charles was a creative genius who was articulate, intelligent, funny and loved to rap. He was currently in the process of producing a new album when he died by suicide.
While he lit up every room he ever entered, he struggled with anxiety and depression, addiction, ADHD and a sleep disorder. A deep, soulful and sensitive young man, Charles loved and treasured family and loved dogs, funky socks, drama and writing. But most of all, he loved people.
His friends. His family. He was one of a kind, a true non conformist. Charles Rogers was Peter Pan. He was just never meant to grow up.
Memorial Service and Celebration of the life of Charles Aubrey Rogers, 04/26/1995 – 06/05/2015
PLACE: Grace Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Richmond VA http://ghtc.org/
TIME: Wednesday, June 10 at 11am in the church sanctuary
AFTER: The family will host a celebration of Charles’ life in the Fellowship Hall after the service at approximately 11:30am
PARKING: VCU parking deck near the Altria Theatre. It will be about $7 or $8 to park, so do carpool.
In lieu of Flowers, pleas make donations to Beacon Tree Foundation, advocates for youth mental health.
Friends of Charles, BRING PHOTOS AND A STORY TO TELL
1. Bring one to the ceremony if you have one printed
2. Send ePhotos to AdamCBloom@gmail.com by 6pm Tuesday night for slide show
The church can be chilly inside so plan accordingly.