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In Memory Of Our Poets

Sally Frances Bullard (Rodgers) (1938-2014) - Class Of 1956

Sally Frances Bullard Rodgers, died February 28, 2014. She was born April 08, 1938 in Montgomery, AL., to Clarence E. and Bessie Evans Bullard. She lived in Montgomery until her marriage to John B. Rodgers and they soon moved to Hueytown AL.

Sally was a member of the AFL-CIO and made history becoming the first woman ever elected as Executive Vice-President and Political Director of the Alabama Labor Council. She was a life-long "Yellow Dog" Democrat, elected to the State Democratic Executive Committee serving three terms and also was an elected delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1996. After dedicating over twenty years to advancing the causes of labor, women and the Democratic Party, Sally retired in 1999 and moved to Melbourne FL.

Sally was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her two children, Kelly Manthe (Gary); grandchildren, Philip (Radha) and Kyle (predeceased by Patrick) and John Rodgers Jr. (Robin); grandchildren Ryan and Camden.

A private celebration of her life will be held with family and close friends attending.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Mar. 5, 2014