Joan D. Rogers, 84, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at her home in Hixson.Joan was the true meaning of Love! She was originally from Salem, Mass., and had been a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. She will be missed by everyone she touched.She leaves behind her brothers, Eugene Dickey and James Dickey; sister, Sharon (Dickey) Grove; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and her special friends, Diana Schaaf and Lynn Hamilton.The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Sept. 4, at the North Chapel.Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. today at the North Chapel.Burial will be held private on Thursday, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of Chattanooga for their love and support during Joans illness.The family has asked that memorial contributions be made in Joans name to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416 or to McKamey Animal Shelter, 4500 North Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37415.Please share your thoughts and condolences at www.chattanooganorthchapel.comArrangements by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist. 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN. 37343.