Lassie Cool Rogers, 94

Lassie Justice Cool Rogers, 94 was born March 11, 1927, to the late Flem Justice and Sarah Florence “Fonnie” Justice in Pike County, KY. Besides both parents, Lassie was preceded in death by her husbands, Fonso Cool and Roy Rogers, a daughter, Patricia Lynette Cool Rathbun as well as her brothers, Jerry C. Justice, Rufus (Happy) Justice, Flem Danzel Justice, Malcolm Dean Justice, Phillip Green Justice, Dolan Clayton Justice, Fon Blake Justice, Bobby Clinton Justice and a sister, Geraldine Justice.

Lassie is survived by one daughter, Pluma Jean Cool Belcher, two step-daughters, Bev Rogers and Linda Rogers (Tom) Wickham; four grandchildren, Joseph Trevor Belcher and his spouse Shana Renee Williams Belcher, Deborah Joanne Beck and spouse Matt, Katherine Lynn Smith and Tonya Yvette Belcher Lewis; eleven great-grandchildren, Jocelyn F. Anderson, Rachel Halleen, Justin P George, Jasmine George, Jackson Beck, Alexia Smith, Joseph Dylan Belcher, Cade Estep, Kinlee Estep, Cavin Compton and Casen Blaze Lewis; one brother, Kenneth Darrell Justice and two sisters, Frona Bevins and Glema Sue Kunz and spouse Roger.

Lassie will be missed by a host of friends and family who knew and loved her. The family will accept friends at Bailey Funeral Home Chapel in Elkhorn City, KY Saturday, September 4, 2021 from 6-10PM. The funeral service will be Sunday, September 05, 2021 at 2 PM with Rev. Scottie Adkins and Rev. Kathy Cantrell officiaitng. Burial will follow at Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville, KY.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Elkhorn City First Church of God or Lick Creek First Church of God.


  1. says

    It was with sorrow of heart that I learned of Sister Lassie Cool Rogers passing. She and Bro. Fonzo Cool were great mentors to me in my early Christian life. Our association through what was then the Prestonsburg Camp Meeting was an experience that is indelibly ingrained in my mind and heart. I can remember the day when i learned that Bro. Cool died suddernly in his shoe store and the shock that it was, and with Sis. Lassie’s passing i feel that same sense of loss. Bro. and Sis. Cool were two of many people who impacted my life and my Christian journey and today as a pastor in the Church of God for over fifty -two years, I look back on those times with Bro. and Sis. Cool and wonder what my life would be today if it had not been for people like them who guided me, inspired me, prayed for me and encouraged me along the way. Bro. and Sis. Cool were people who made a difference in my life, their lives mattered and they are so greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers and those of the Owingsville First Church of God are extended to the family and to all of those who are diminished through this time of grief and loss. And, as Chairman of the General Assembly of the Church of God in Kentucky, I speak for the Churches of God across the state in acknowledging Bro and Sis. Cool’s great contribution to the Church over their years of ministry and I also acknowledge the wonderful legacy that they leave to us.

  2. Cathy Lester says

    I remember Fonso Cool her husband when he was pastor years ago. They were really great people. They will be greatly missed RIP

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