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Brigadier General Ishmael Grante Roberts, Sr.

Sunrise: December 23, 1925 – Sunset: February 26, 2019
It is with gratitude and heavy-hearts that the Roberts, McCarthy, Coopers, Killens, Duncans, Drapers, Greens, and Russ families of Liberia and the United States announce the passing of their beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and cousin Brigadier General Ismael Grante Roberts. This sad event occurred at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, New Jersey, United States of America on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 after a protracted illness. 

He is predeceased by his parents (William Maarschalk Roberts, Sr. and Rosetta McCarthy), Elizabeth Mawolu Roberts (wife), Emma Monger, Mary and Rosetta Roberts (daughters), Isaac Theodore Roberts, Joan Eliza Roberts-Killen, William Maarschalk Roberts, Jr., twin brother Robert Roberts, Josephus Roberts, Lewis Roberts, Lulia B. Roberts (sibling); Wynnell and Chukee Roberts (granddaughters).

Also, he is survived by his brother James Feay Roberts; Children: Clifford, Wynnell, Ishmael, Jr., Lewis, Elizabeth, and Delulu; Foster Children: Mabel Saydee, George Jlah, Emmanuel Doe, and Berry Wulah; In-Laws: Lois Roberts, Emilie Roberts, Joseph Dixon Grandchildren: Shaun and Keely-Feay; Dekontee Addison; Mansfield, Rashad, Danial, Ishmael, III, Joseph, Lynette, Leda; Artus, Abigail, Elizabeth, Wynnell; Great grandchildren: Janice, Success, Winnie, and Armael. Nieces, Nephews, cousins, and the host of other relatives, family, and friends.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Wake keeping: Friday March 22, 2019 from 7pm-11pm at Franklin-St. John United Methodist Church, 142 Maple Ave, Newark, NJ 07112.

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 9am until 12pm also at Franklin-St. John United Methodist Church, 142 Maple Ave, Newark, NJ 07112.

Internment: Fairmount Cemetery, 620 Central Ave, Newark, NJ 07107

Repast: follows burial at 141 Coit Street, Irvington, NJ 07111


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Family Contacts:
Wynnell Roberts-Addison (201)-407-0479
Ishmael G. Roberts, Jr. (973)-855-7159
Elizabeth Roberts-Dixon (770)-842-2837
Clarine Roberts 011 231 8865 13391