On September 3, 1957, Geneva Price Rogers and Willie Dillard became the proud parents of a baby boy, whom they named Willie Anthony Rogers. During his youth, Willie Anthony, joined Mt. Comfort Baptist Church, where he was baptized under the leadership of Rev. Robert Jackson. Later, he joined Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Billy Hawkins and remained a faithful member until his untimely departure to God’s heavenly home.
During Willie’s life journey, he received his education in the Webster Parish School System, where he was active in the band. He continued his love for music by being