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Gwendolyn Baker Rodgers was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. She attended Bennett College in North Carolina, later transferring to Howard University in Washington, D.C. While attending Howard University, she met and married Edward Rodgers and had three children, Anthony “Tony”, Sandra “Cissie” and Edward “Eddie II”, Jr.

Charmette Gwendolyn brought her “can do” and tenacious spirit, working tirelessly to promote the development and growth of the organization. She embraced the national cancer initiative and worked to promote The Charmettes, Incorporated as a champion for the eradication of cancer. She was a beloved wife, devoted mother and a cherished grandmother that was an inspiration to all who knew her. Charmette Gwendolyn Baker Rodgers passed away in January 1994.

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