Richard Henry Roberts, Sr.
Mr. Richard Henry Roberts, Sr., 61, was called home to be with the Lord Friday, May 24, 2019.
He was born to Orelia Simmons-Roberts and Romeo Roberts, Sr., who preceded him in death. He was a 1976 graduate from Peck High School in Fernandina Beach, Fla. He furthered his education at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. He was united in holy matrimony for 23 years to Nadia Adams Roberts. Richard was a dedicated employee at Anheuser Busch for 33 years.
He leaves to cherish his wonderful memories a dedicated wife, Mrs. Nadia Y. Roberts; son, Richard Roberts, Jr.; daughters, Deandra Roberts, Ebony Roberts and Maisha Roberts; grandchildren, Amaya Thomas, Jalen Brown, De’Ayjia Randall, Hayleah Pierce, Georgia Stokes, Genesis Stokes, Geonna Stokes, Naomi Pierce and Peyton Perkins; siblings, Romeo Roberts (Carol), Waymond Roberts, Michael Thomas, Josette Donaldson, Barbara Way, Mary Ann Zoe, Shenna Hutchinson (Lavonia), Orelia Brevard and Juanita Sturdivant; loving in-laws, Furman and Yvonne Adams; a heartfelt brother-in-law, Gary Adams (Jackie); sister-in-law, Karen Adams Boyd (Michael) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, family and friends, among them special friends Larry McNear and Michael Russell. Special thanks to Diana Mingo and the McNeil family.
Richard’s homegoing service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at the Saint Paul AME Church, 6910 New Kings Rd., Jacksonville, with the Rev. Marvin Zanders, II, pastor. Mr. Roberts will rest for loved ones and friends Friday, May 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the Northside Chapel and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. Interment will be in the Bosque Bello Cemetery. Professional services from the heart in care of the Northside Chapel of Sarah L. Carter’s Funeral Home, 6665 New Kings Rd., Jacksonville, 904-765-4150.