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Tecumsay Jomo Roberts, Sr.,
November 26, 1923 - May 6, 2013

“And Lord haste the day when my faith shall be sight, the clouds be rolled back as a scroll; the trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend even so it is well with my soul.”

We, the Roberts family announces the joyful transition of our husband, dad, grand-dad, great grand-dad, brother in-law, father in- law, uncle, cousin and friend, Mr. Tecumsay J. Roberts, Sr.

Daddy made his transition to be with his Lord on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Illinois

“T.R. or Chuck” as he was affectionately called will be greatly missed by his wife of 65 years (Nettie), his children: Elsie, Ernest (Pauline), Marion (Charles “Baby Ray”), T. Markous (Teresa), Zinnah, Bea, Sandy, Gifty (Roosevelt), Joyce Kumbah Ogunti, Yarvo, Aletha Warner, Dorothy “Nuku” and Eric; Thirty-seven grand-children, and fourteen great-grand children; one sister in-law (Sarah Williams Moore); nieces, nephews, and friends. Daddy was preceded in death by his parents (Sandy & Gbene), two sisters (Nora and Sarah), one son (Tecumsay, Jr.), and one granddaughter (Nettie). Daddy was a former member of the Eliza Turner AME Church, Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia, and transfer his membership to Ashland United Methodist Church, Ashland, Illinois. He was a Master Mason33 degree of the St. Paul Lodge of the Republic of Liberia.

Activities marking the celebration of Life for Tecumsay J. Roberts, Sr. are as follows:

May 25, 2013
Visitation: 9:00 – 10:30am
Funeral Service: 10:30 – 11:30am
First United Methodist Church
2941 S. Koke Mill Road
Springfield, IL 62711

Oak Ridge Cemetery
1441Monument Avenue
Springfield, Illinois 62702

First United Methodist Church
2941 S. Koke Mill Road
Springfield, IL 62711

Rev. Gifty Roberts Smith (daughter) – 217-891-6884
Yarvo Roberts (daughter) – 217-691-7400
Marion Roberts Woelfel (daughter) – 336-923-8729
T. Markous Roberts (son) – 404-428-2091
Joyce Kumbah Ogunti (daughter) – 773-568-6751
Esther Barclay (grand-daughter, Liberia) and/or Sandy Roberts (son)– 231-886-513-224

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