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Tecumsay Richard Adama “Pops” Roberts Jr.

Throughout the Years

Celebration of Life

The Presence of God blessed our homes, our families and our lives with life, love, joy and peace. “Pops” was the center of divine love attracting God’s richest blessings. He was a child of God. He brought much love and joy to the hearts of his parents and family – a love that was truly from on high. “Pops” was born from a musical dad (Tecumsay -T.R.) and uncle (Sandy Roberts), a loving mother (Ruth Tolbert Goodridge), on November 7, 1968, in Monrovia, Liberia.

“Pops” when he was just three years old, started singing. His two big songs at the time were: “Hey, hey, I feel alright, and “who do you think you are, Mr. Big Stuff.”

“Pops” traveled to the United States with his mother and other family members when he was a very young child and they lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“Pops” was married and divorced before returning to Liberia to continue his dad’s legacy. He has four children: Alexandra Roberts, Olivia Roberts, Jaden Roberts and Richie Roberts.
God said it was time for him to rest from his labors; his work here on earth was done, and Jesus himself, came to take you home. On Thursday, March 6th, he made his transition to be with his dad (T.R.), and other family members who were waiting to welcome him.

How we love you, “Pops” and how we will miss your beautiful smile, your calls and singing; you were the image of your father, and the love of your mother. “Pops” leaves to mourn his passing: his mother, Ruth Tolbert Goodridge; his step-dad, Everett Goodridge; his siblings: Oneta Roberts Forde, Tephelia Lovinsky, Hectoria Howard, Isaiah Howard and Bobby Roberts. His grandmother: Nettie Roberts. His uncles and aunts from the Roberts and Tolbert families; his God-father (Richard Ellis- who he was also named after). Tecumsay Richard Adama “Pops” Roberts, Jr., will be laid to rest on Friday, March 14, 2014 in Bensonville, Liberia at the Tolbert family cemetery.

“Pops”, we love you and we will miss you; thank you for being such a wonderful, loving and caring son, nephew, brother, and dad. May the soul of “Pops” and all the faithful departed rest in God’s perfect peace, until we meet at that heavenly shore.

The Roberts, Tolbert and Goodridge Families