Rogers Armalin

September 12, 1929 ~ December 29, 2020 (age 91)


Rogers Armalin was born on September 12, 1929, to the union of Oscar Armelin, Sr. and Ella Esclovon Armalin in Sulphur, Louisiana, the 5th of 13 children.

He married Dorothy Montgomery Armalin.  To this union three children were born Renee, Brigette and Roderick.

He later Married Bertha “Jean” Shillow Armelin and to this union one child was born Brandon.

Rogers was baptized at an early age at Pleasant Green Baptist Church.  He was a faithful and loyal church member.  He attended Pleasant Green Baptist Church, later Zion Tabernacle Baptist Church with final church membership being Ford Street Baptist Church.  

Rogers served as a member of the United States Armed Forces, Army Branch in Korea, in which he received an honorable discharge. 

Throughout his life Rogers hobbies were bowling, baseball, boxing and running track.  He was charming, confident and stylish.

Rogers lived in Los Angeles for many years returning to Lake Charles in the late 1970’s.  He returned to Los Angeles in June of 2019, where remained until his death.

While living in Lake Charles Rogers lived in the Tower Oaks Apartments where he loved his apartment and his neighbors.   He was a help to all and loved spending time with his neighbors.  He cooked for them, did different jobs for them such as watering plants, emptying their trash, washing clothes for those that couldn’t, cooking for some, fixing whatever was broken and helped out wherever he was needed.  

His lines of work included working for McDonald Douglas in Los Angeles as well as doing janitorial work.  In Louisiana he worked for the Calcasieu Cameron Communications Telephone Company in Carlyss, Louisiana.

His most treasured line of work was being an handyman helping others.  He was always willing to fix or repair anything that was needed for anyone.   He had a love of cooking.  Whether crawfish etouffee, salmon croquettes, smothered steak or his famous banana pudding he knew his way around the kitchen.  

Rogers had a special with people.   He loved everyone and everyone loved him.  He was kind, thoughtful, soft-spoken and always pleasant. He loved freely and had a special relationship with his nieces and nephews.  He and his 12 siblings had an everlasting unbreakable bond.

He was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Ella Armelin, two bothers Oscar Armelin Jr., and Albert “AJ” Armelin Sr., five sisters; Evelyn Hartman, Bernadine Rogers, Lannie Armelin Molo, Ella “Mae” Montgomery and Patricia Jackson.

Rogers is survived by two daughters; Brigette Street, Rene Featherstone both of Los Angeles, CA, two sons; Roderick Armalin of Los Angeles, CA, Brandon Armalin (Bridgette), of Lake Charles, La. , one brother Robert “Bobby” Armelin  of Los Angeles, CA, four sisters; Minnie Gobert, Betty Hull (Chuck), and Edna Jones  all of Carson, CA, and Connie Benton (Larry) of Sulphur, Louisiana. Grandchildren:  Paul (Liz), Chuva (Frederick), Aunjel, Kourtland, Kendall, Ryan, Tyler and Ashley.  Great grandchildren:  Riley, Ayah, Bryson and Wolfgang and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.           

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January 18, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
New Covenant Faith Baptist Church
2233 12th Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Funeral Service
January 18, 2021

2:00 PM
New Covenant Faith Baptist Church
2233 12th Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

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