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Beloved Nurse Dies

A long time nurse and beloved Bahamian died over the weekend.

On Saturday the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) mourned the death of Persis Rodgers who family members say was in her 90’s.

In a release sent Saturday evening the PLP said it is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Nurse Rodgers.

“A long-time resident of Fowler Street, Nurse Rodgers was a pillar of the Grants Town Community,” the release said. “The Persis Rodgers home for the aged was initially constructed by the Rotary Club of West Nassau and opened its doors on November 14th, 1973.

“This privately operated facility was managed by Mrs. Frances Ledee and was also the residence of its founder, Nurse Persis Rodgers until her death.”

The PLP added that Nurse Rodgers was a strong advocate for the elderly and “she was our Mother Theresa and was blessed by her Maker with the gifts of love and long life.”

“She used those gifts in the selfless service of others, in many cases lifting up the most vulnerable and the weakest among us,” the party added. “Our country is more civil because of her life and we suffer a great loss in her passing.”

The PLP saluted the woman they described as a great Bahamian lady for her long and dedicated service to the people of The Bahamas.

“Our heartfelt condolences are extended to her family, both local and in Florida, her extended family at the Persis Rodgers Home for the aged and her many friends. May her soul rest in peace,” the release concluded.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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