Deacon Josh Lee Roberts Jr.



Deacon Josh Lee Roberts Jr., age 82. Sunrise January 12, 1933 in St. Louis, MO and Sunset September 9, 2015 in Columbus, OH. Josh was a retired Administrator from State Teachers Retirement System. He was a member of Faith Tabernacle COGIC where he served as Head Deacon, and Assistant Church Treasurer. He was also a 33rd Degree Mason, Chaplain of Eastern Star and member of Aladin Shriners. Josh was preceded in death by his parents Pearl Chandler Whitehead and Joshie Lee Roberts Sr., first wife Lenora Roberts, grandparents James and Berdie Beck, daughter Birdena Bondurant and sister Peggy Bass. Left to cherish his memory, wife Mary E. Roberts, sons Josh L. Roberts III, and James M. Roberts, daughters Crystal L. Roberts-Karia and stepdaughter Belinda Cardwell, sisters Irene Lawson, Tina Crowder and Jeruel (Julie) Martin, 14 grandchildren 11 great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Visitation 10:00am and Home Going Service 11:00am Monday September 14, 2015 at Faith Tabernacle COGIC 1783 E. 23rd Ave. Interment at Union Cemetery. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. I met Josh at West High school as students. He was a very fine person. We lived in the same neighbor as adults, saw each other occasionally. I wish to extend to the family my sincere condolence and you all are in my prayers. God bless.

  2. Deborah Barnett-Cooper

    To Mary, Ricky, Chrissy, Jamie, and Family,

    Sending thoughts, prayers and love to all and keeping you all in prayer at this time. May you find comfort and peace in all of the wonderful memories of him. I thought of cousin Josh when I read this poem today and wanted to share it with you all, as he truly led a life well lived. Love to you all from cousins Michael and Debbie Barnett-Cooper and family.

    “A Life Well Lived”

    A life well lived is a precious gift
    Of hope and strength and grace,
    From someone who has made our world
    A brighter, better place

    It’s filled with moments, sweet and sad
    With smiles and sometimes tears,
    With friendships formed and good times shared
    And laughter through the years.

    A life well lived is a legacy
    Of joy and pride and pleasure,
    A living, lasting memory
    Our grateful hearts we’ll treasure


  3. I pray for your peace and strength during this time of loss. May the Heavenly Father bless generously your family.

  4. Robert M. Stephens

    To Crissi and the Roberts family,
    I just wanted to convey my condolences to you and your family during this time of loss. May God bless you and keep you safe. I will keep you in my prayers and pray that God grants you the strength and faith needed during this time.

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