Minnie Lucinda Arness Rogers Craddock
Ms. Minnie Lucinda Arness Rogers Craddock was born on December 28, 1968, to the parents of Sarah Lillie Pearl Rogers and Mr. Beddie Jones. Both parents predeceased her. Minnie was welcomed home by her older sister, Annie Rogers, and older brother Nollen “NC” Rogers in Kosse, Texas in the Shady Grove Community.
At a young age, Minnie professed her faith in God, was baptized, and became a member of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the tutelage of Rev. C.C. Cross.
Minnie attended Groesbeck ISO excelling in sports, choir, and band. She participated in volleyball, basketball, and ran track. Minnie loved marching in the band and playing the saxophone the most. She graduated from Groesbeck High School in 1988. She received a band scholarship to play in the Navarro College marching band. After two years, she relocated to Dallas, TX to reside with her big sister and attend El Centro College. While there, Minnie met lifelong friends and completed her degree. She was so proud to see her hard work paying off. Minnie’s career with the Dallas County College District, now Dallas College, spanned 33 years. She held Administrative Assistant, positions in various departments including the President’s office, Financial Aid, and most recently Scheduling. She was a dedicated worker who took pride in her assignment working in the office and later from home.
She united in holy matrimony to Patrick Craddock, Sr. To this union, a son, Demarcus Craddock, was born. Minnie also gained a young bonus son, Patrick “PC” Craddock, Jr.
Minnie would later join Greater North Park COGIC in Dallas where she attended services and sang to God’s glory in the adult choir.
Minnie had a warm and caring smile that brightened the room. She carried laughter and happiness everywhere she traveled. She loved her family dearly. She was a second mother to eight of her nieces and nephews helping her mother to raise them from a very young age. She celebrated them in their academics, sports, career, and family successes. She was proud of each one of them.
Late on June 3, 2023, Minnie transitioned from this earthly life to an eternal rest.
Minnie leaves to cherish her memories: two sons, a daughter-in-law, a granddaughter, her siblings, a mother-in-law, brothers-inlaw, sisters-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, coworkers and friends. She will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matt. 11 :28