Brenda Joyce Rogers Ellison, 77, of Statesville, N.C., died February 4, 2022, at Autumn Care of Statesville. Born in Davie County on May 6, 1944, she was daughter of the late Albert Rogers and Alberta McCullough Rogers.

Brenda was a retired beautician and cosmetologist after over 40 years. She enjoyed flower gardening, clothing and jewelry, and music.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jamie Denise Ellison; and a granddaughter, Kristine Johnson.

Survivors include a son, James Jr. Harris (Kim); and daughters, Teresa Hawks and Angie Richardson (Craig). Also surviving are a brother, Albert Rogers Jr. (Peggy); and two sisters, Dorothy Baity and Priscilla Boyce (Joji); nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 27, 2022, at Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Chris Thompson officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent online to the family to The service will be live at

Memorials may be given to the Field of Faith Mission’s Warehouse Fund, c/o South River Baptist Church, 2659 S. Chipley Ford Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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