Roosevelt Windham

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Roosevelt Windham made his transition into the glorious presence of the Lord on July 26, 2022, after a short illness, at Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital. He resided with his wife, Louise Anice Windham, in Madison Township, Mansfield, Ohio.

Roosevelt was born on January 2, 1941, in Columbus, MS to the union of Henry Lee Windham and Annie Lou (Cameron) Windham. He was the third of 13 children born to this union.

Roosevelt was also well known from the far north end Hoffers Addition neighborhood called the Company Line. Roosevelt attended Mansfield Senior High School where he excelled in track and other sport activities.

Roosevelt was employed by Empire Steel, now known as United Steelworkers of Mansfield, in 1959. Roosevelt was promoted to the Pickle Line Department in 1964 because of his strong work ethic and was recognized by his supervisors and co-workers as the best Trimmer Operator on staff. He retired in 1992 after 33 years of dedicated service with the company.

Roosevelt was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Mansfield where he was fondly recognized as an Honorary Deacon. He was a longtime member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Usher, Choir Member, and worked with the kitchen’s culinary arts and bus ministries.

Roosevelt was the patriarch of the Windham Family. He was also well known from the far north end Hoffers Addition neighborhood called the Company Line. He was a Life Member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Everyone loved and honored Roosevelt and looked to him for leadership, support and guidance on life and special circumstances.

Roosevelt is survived by his wife of 58 years, Louise Anice Windham; daughters, Ronda (Stanley) Jordan of Virginia Beach, VA and Tonya (Gregory) Jackson of Mansfield; siblings Harris (Charlene Alice) Windham of Corona, CA and Brenda Kay Windham of Mansfield; grandchildren, Ja’Brell (Tenisha) Windham Sr. of Mansfield, Chalonte’ (Marcus) Coffee of E. Dallas, TX, Delonte’ (Mary) Windham of Youngstown, OH, Telae Jordan and Stacia Jordan of Virginia Beach, VA; great-grandchildren Ja’Brell Windham Jr. of Mansfield, OH, Ty’Karean Windham, Jahkoy Windham and Tylejia’ Windham of Ashland, OH, Christian Coffee of E. Dallas, TX, and A’Mariana Windham of Mansfield; sisters-in-law, Marvelene Windham, Linda Windham, Marcia Rucker, Mira Windham, Brinda D. Windham, and Deloris Henley all of Mansfield; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Roosevelt is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Mattie Lee (Bobby) Stevens, Lois Windham, Tommy Windham, James Windham, Wallace Windham, Roseann Windham, Floydzell Windham and Parris Windham and sister-in-law, Berna Joyce Jackson.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Providence Baptist Church, 112 W. 6th Street, Mansfield, OH 44903. Pastor Mark Cobb will officiate the Home Going Celebration beginning at 11:00 a.m. Roosevelt will be laid to rest in the Mansfield Cemetery.

The repass will be held at the North End Community Improvement Collaborative, 486 Springmill Street, Mansfield, OH 44903.

Condolence Messages

  1. Charles and Patti ( Cash) Ray

    Praying for the Family.

  2. Christine Canada English

    Sorry for the loss of your loved one…absent from thus earth means you are present with the Lord rip…Canada..Reed..Pointer. Fuller families..

  3. Sorry to hear about the loss of Mr Windham..My condolences to the family

  4. Rev Dr Richard Hoard

    To the Windham family please know that earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

  5. I am so sorry for the family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Windham family and friends.

  6. Elder Tillman Franklin Jr.


  7. Joseph and Patricia A. Johnson

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you Anice and your family.

  8. Jacqueline Ray

    My sincerest condolences for you @ this time of sorry, you and your entire family are in my prayers.

  9. Margie R. Morris

    Memories: Vacations, Traveling, Parties, Eating, Visiting, Laughing,
    Crying & Loving – all done together as longtime forever friends. It’s just us now Ann! But God has us both!

  10. Eddie and Dorothy Thomas

    To the family, we know the Good Lord will take loving care of you, know this he is with the Lord, we can see him rocking in the heavenly choir, and he was driving sensation, he made the best ribs in town, it was a blessing to know him.

    Eddie and Dorothy Thomas

  11. Joe E. Avery 3RD

    Sending Prayers To the Family, Mr. Windham was my neighbor back in the Madison Neighborhood.,

  12. Minister Behavior Bryant & Family

    Doris, Brenda, & Yvette, our sincere condolences to you and your family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. McKinley Jewell

    I have known Roosevelt since 1959. He was a good man and a good friend. He always had a big smile when we talked. I will always remember him and miss him. I am sure that everyone that knew him will always miss him.

  14. The Chicago Windham/Bedford Family would like to express our shared expressions of love. This is a time to remember GOD our Creator, who gives us the strength to get through our time of grief. Isaiah Chapter 26, 4th verse: Trust ye in the Lord forever: for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
    With much Love;
    Aunt Sadie

  15. Kim Hairston-Dismuke & Family

    Praying for the Family.

  16. Wes & Sandie Mayfield

    To the Windham Family,

    May you all rest in the fond memories you shared with Roosevelt, and in knowing he is now resting in the precious arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He may be physically gone from this world, but the legacy he left will live on forever. Peace be unto all of the family.


    Wes & Sandie Mayfield

  17. Romanuel & Alice Bronson

    Sincere condolences to the Windham Family! May The Most High give you peace and comfort during these trying times. ❤️

  18. Betty Palmer-Harris

    My sincere condolences to Anice and the entire Windham family. It was a pleasure to know Roosevelt, he always had a smile and very encouraging. We spent a lot of time in the Couple’s Ministry under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Johnnie Heckard.

  19. Dr. Monica K. Harris

    Our prayers are with the entire Windham family during this time. May God give you strength and comfort your soul as you travel this difficult journey.

  20. My heart felt condolences to the family!

  21. Elwanda Windham & Family

    You are in our thoughts and our heartfelt prayers. I am praying for the family to get through this time with the knowledge that God loves you and that He will take care of you.

    With Sincerest Sympathy and Love,
    Elwanda Windham & Family

  22. Queen Dulin and Ronald McKinney

    Rest in peace Roosevelt. Brenda your family is in our prayers.

  23. Flora Jones-Twyman, Decatur, IL 62521

    My condolences to Anice, and the entirety of the Windham family. One of the original “Company Liners” have gone to be with Our God. Have always known him to be a good person, but becoming the Godly person he became made him an even “gooder” person for our God. Yes, I believe God has a sense of humor, and knows what I mean by “gooder” . Just hold on to HIS Unchanging Hand Anice. In the Bye and Bye, HE will make it better. God’s Love and mine. (Flora Jones-Twyman, another Company Line original)

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