Shireta Rogers, the wife of renowned pastor and gospel singer Tim Rogers, passed away on May 9, 2023, at the age of 46. Her death was announced by her husband’s band, Tim Rogers & The Fellas, on Facebook. The cause of her death has not been disclosed by her family, but her passing came just six days after her husband’s band requested prayers for her on May 3.
Shireta Rogers: A Devoted Wife, Mother, and Musician
Shireta Rogers was married to Pastor Tim Rogers for more than 25 years. They had seven children together: Tierra, Tiffany, Timara, Timberly, Timya, Ti’one, and Trazeil. Shireta was also a first lady of The Hope Church in Blytheville, Arkansas, where her husband served as the pastor.
Shireta shared her husband’s passion for music and gospel. She was a songwriter for his band and a music educator with a degree from the University of Memphis. She taught young singers and inspired many with her talent and faith.
Tim Rogers: A Popular Pastor and Gospel Singer
Tim Rogers is a well-known figure in the gospel music scene. He is the leader of the band Tim Rogers & The Fellas, which has been nominated for several Stellar Awards and has performed with artists such as Le’Andria Johnson, Marvin Sapp, and Shirley Caesar.
Tim is also a controversial pastor who publicly dismissed hell as a “fairytale” in 2018, but said he believes in heaven, earth, and the afterlife. He has faced criticism from some conservative Christians for his views, but he has also received support from many fans and followers who appreciate his honesty and authenticity.
The Gospel Community Reacts to Shireta Rogers’ Death
The news of Shireta Rogers’ death has shocked and saddened many people in the gospel community. Scores of family members, friends, fans, and fellow artists have expressed their condolences and tributes on social media.
Some of the messages include:
- “Bishop Kenneth Robinson, Sr and the entire Antioch family would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Pastor Tim Rogers and family in the transition of his beloved wife First Lady Shireta Rogers.” (according to Christian Post)
- “When I tell you this is one wonderful lady and I know God has her still. I trust and believe in miracles and I am just waiting on the testimony. He is still Jehovah and He can do all things but fail. You got this Lady Shireta and God got you!!!” (according to Erik Melissa Gardner)
- “My heart is heavy today as I learned of the passing of my friend Shireta Rogers. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She loved God, her husband, her children, and her church family. She was always supportive of me and my ministry. She will be greatly missed.” (according to Pastor John P. Kee)
The funeral service for Shireta Rogers was held on May 20, 2023, at The Hope Church in Blytheville. Her husband Tim Rogers thanked everyone for their prayers and support during this difficult time.
He also shared a heartfelt message on Facebook, saying:
“I love you Shireta Weatherspoon Rogers more than words can express. You are my everything. You are my best friend. You are my soulmate. You are my wife. You are my first lady. You are my queen. You are my angel. You are my gift from God. You are my heaven on earth. You are my Shireta.”