Bernard “Bernie” Rodgers

November 22, 1970 - March 24, 2023

Bernard “Bernie” Rodgers, age 52, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Wilmington, DE on November 22, 1970, he was a son of Robin (Annone) Rodgers and the late Thomas A. Rodgers, Jr. Bernie was a graduate of William Penn High School. He worked in construction for Pearce and Maetto, Inc.

Bernie enjoyed a good time around friends and family! He loved holiday gatherings and get togethers at his daughter’s house as well as being down the beach. Bernie cherished his time spent with his grandchildren; he loved attending their sporting events and enjoyed teaching them the aspects of boxing. In his younger years, Bernie fought as an amateur boxer with a record of 20-6. He competed in the Pennsylvania Golden Gloves tournament in 1994 as a heavyweight. Bernie was an amazing father, pop-pop, son, brother, uncle and boyfriend. He was an outstanding friend who would help anyone and was well loved and liked around New Castle. Bernie will forever be loved and missed.

Bernie was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Rodgers, Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Kayla (Malik); mother, Robin; siblings, Jennifer and Thomas (Kendra); grandchildren, Khalil, Jaden, and Maliyah; partner, Kimberly (Driver) Yilmaz; and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 1 pm on Monday, April 3, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 1 pm. Interment will be held privately.


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41 Condolences for Bernard “Bernie” Rodgers

  • So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs & prayers ❤️

  • So sorry for your loss.

  • Praying that you all find peace at this time. Sending love and thoughts

  • So sorry 🙏🏼😢

  • My deepest condolences to you all during this most difficult time. May God comfort and keep you in the days to come.

  • I am so terribly sorry of your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out you our family

  • Robin my sincere condolences for the loss of your son

  • My condolences to Bernie’s family and loved ones. Always remember him joking and cutting up in School. May you rest in eternal peace.

  • Bernie {Peaches} I miss you so much We loved you then and always will Til we meet Again Big Guy Rest in Peace
    Love The Houghton Family

  • So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers 🙏 🙌

  • I remember Bernie as a young man and even then he always had a great personality and that great smile on his face! My condolences to all his family and friends which i know he had plenty of. I knew him and some of his boys and I know how tight you all were. You’ll be missed Bernie, RIP


  • So sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family 🙏🙏

  • My thought and prayers go out to Bernie’s family and friends. I remember him so much from our younger years. He was always a good person to me.

  • So sad to hear the news of Bernie passing. Know I enjoyed all my times of having Bernie as a classmate down through the years. The smile Bernie seem to always have was something I will cherish and to Jennifer who I remember in school know we are praying for you and all the family. May God send his holy spirit to comfort you all through these tough times. Know that me and my family are praying 🙏 for you all

  • Rip gone way to soon I will always remember that smile

  • Bernie you were a great guy,you surely will be missed by all

  • I’m sorry for your loss, lots of love and prayers to the whole family.

  • So sorry for your loss. Bernie will always be remembered for his big heart. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  • I am sadden to hear of the passing of Bernie. May God be his light. My prayers and condolences to all the family at this time. Bernie was one of the most caring people I met a while ago, and it still showed today. RIP my brother and walk with your dad once again. God speed.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers

  • We are so sorry to or your loss Bernie you are in our hearts you will sadly be missed we wish all the best for your family this is a hard thing to deal with you were alway the life of the party now you and your dad finish it there in heaven alway in out thoughts love Banning family

  • My condolences he was a good guy. Rest In Peace beautiful Angel 🌹

  • Very sorry for your loss

  • So sorry for your loss, Bernie had such a beautiful smile. Thoughts and prayers to your family and friends.

  • Bernie was agreat friend. Closed gators many nights with that guy. Truly an amazing guy

  • Sorry for your loss You’re in my thoughts and prayers ❤️❤️

  • You’re my thoughts and prayers I’m so very sorry for your loss 🌹🌹🌹

  • RIP my friend you always made me laugh. Your smile and laugh were infectious to everyone around. Fly high Bernie. Prayers for healing to your family❤️ may God guide them through their pain and give them strength to carry on. You maybe gone but you will never be forgotten.

  • I am so sorry to hear the passing of Bernie. Bernie was a good guy and will be missed terribly by all that knew him and loved him. Sending love and prayers to the family❤

  • So sorry Jenn for the loss of Bernie, love and prayers.

  • My deepest condolences to Bernie’s family and loved ones. He was always the one making everyone laugh. He was a real character with a great smile. He will be sadly missed. Rest Well Bernie 🙏🏻

  • I’m truly sorry to hear about your loss. Bernie will be missed dearly. My heart goes out to you all. 🙏🙏🙏

  • So sorry for loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • God Bless. Bernie. Will so miss you Brother. John 3:16 ❤️🙏😎

  • 23 psalm As i iwalk through the vally of death Ishall fear no evil. God bess you Bernie Mac!!!!!

  • Bernie had a big heart !! He is a friend that always had your back .. you will be missed … Rest Easy … my thoughts and prayers are with your family ..

  • So very sorry for your loss. Hoping all your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Gone too soon. Thinking of you all.

  • To a true friend and a great guy I was privileged to know. Some of my most fun and memorable moments in my life I owe to Bernie. He will be truly missed. 😢

  • Bernie will always be a Favorite of mine…Time pulls our families in different ways…but Bernie would walk blocks just to say hello to me…You will be sadly missed…we will meet again..Love to all…❤❤

  • Another gone too soon. My condolences to the Rodger family 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
    You will be missed by many

  • I just found out so sorry to here this u won the game for us when we played for the reds and the greens rip this Is terrible I’m so sorry Bernie I’m actually crying we weren’t close but love ya buddy hit those home runs up there to 🙂 u were and always be a winner 🥇