Obituaries

Champ Roberts, Jr.

October 02,1935 - February 13,2019

Obituary for Champ Roberts, Jr.

Champ Roberts Jr., was the son of the late
Champ Roberts II and Hester Roberts of Clover, Virginia. He was born on October 3rd, 1935. He passed peacefully on February 13th, 2019 in Mechanicsville, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents,
Champ Roberts II and Hester Roberts and his wife Doris E. Roberts.

Champ accepted Christ at a young age and was baptized at Zion Grove Baptist Church, Clover Virginia. Champ received his education in the Halifax County School system. He left Clover Virginia at the age of 16 and moved New York with his mother. There he embarked on the voyage of his life, in the big city of Buffalo, New York.
In his wandering teenage years, he worked as a cook and bus boy, saving every dime to purchase his first car, with the help of his mother, (and of course it was Red.) In the years to come he seek adventure and the burning desire to achieve his goals.
He loved fishing, hunting, baseball, Dallas Cowboys, people and especially dancing.

Most of all he loved the Lord.

His given gift, was the love of helping people. He believed in giving, to help lighten someone’s road. Champ never wanted anyone to be without. He always reached way down in his heart to make sure you were okay, (even at times when he could not give anymore.) However, he believed that you're never too poor to give. Champ would always greet you with a smile and a unique laugh (that you would always remember.)

In Buffalo New York he was offered a job as a construction worker at Bethlehem Steel.

In the 1950’s he moved to Yonkers, New York with his 1st cousin Floyd Simmons and an entourage of 10 other cousins John, Amos, Melvin, Buck, Alvin (The Crews family) you could say they were all brothers. They had a love for Baseball and Music.

However, Floyd Simmons and Champ were best buddies. The guys were always together, they were inseparable. Word has it “Not only were the Crews guys popular and handsome but the nicest and coolest guys around.” In City of Yonkers “There was no party without the Crews.”
This side of the family is where Champ got his dancing feet.

Most weekends Champ would visit his father side of the family (The Roberts) in Harlem NY. They were a little bit loud and a little bit crazy, and a whole lot love and fun.
This side of the family is where he got his humor.

By 1959 in New York he met Doris E. Tinsley of Ashland Virginia. There was a connection the moment they met and there was nothing to stop them from having each other. They married in Holy matrimony on February 28th, 1959. The two focused on their goals and building a life together and she became his life partner.

For years to come Champ was employed with the Laborers Union and helped with the construction of many skyscraper buildings you would see today in Manhattan and White Plains, NY. He later became a retired member of Westchester Heavy Construction Local #60 Hawthorne, NY. Champ was also a member of Cornerstone Lodge #33 AF & AM of Mount Vernon, NY.

Three Daughters:
Robin Roberts of Mechanicsville, VA
Lisa Roberts of New Rochelle, NY
Lucille Roberts of Richmond, TX

One Son:
Champ Roberts III

Ten Grandchildren:
Victor Gordon of Orlando, FL
Whitey Love and Janell Love of New Rochelle, NY
Champ Roberts IV and Breah Roberts of Mount Vernon, NY
Q’Oshae Roberts, Braxton Roberts and Bryce Roberts of Staten Island, NY
Adonis Roberts of Richmond, Tx

Two Son-in-Laws: Nicholas Barrett of Mechanicsville, VA
Frederick Love of New Rochelle, NY

Two Daughter-In-Laws: Kiya Roberts of Mount Vernon, NY
and Victoria Roberts of Richmond, TX
One Aunt: Fannie Bell Richardson of Clover, VA
One Uncle: John Roberts of Warrington, NC
Cousins: Zorro Roberts, Pamela Crews, Saundra Jones, Floyd & Mattie, Simmons, Crystal & Stanley Wylie, Sonya Pleasant, Velma Crews, Diane, Arlene & Al Crews, Martha Crews, Barbara Crawley, Brenda Sned,
Anita Lacks, Sheila Brooks, Kim Ferrell, Donald Roberts, Michael Peterson.

Survived by his In-Laws: Cornelius (Giolia) Tinsley, Janice Twisdale,
Miriam Carter, Alma Winston, Emma Jane (Norman) Carter, George(Debbie) Tinsley, Bethaniel Johnson, Phyllis (Wayne) Mickens Mitchell Mines.

One Devoted Friend: Florence Brown

And numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and longtime friends.

Services

22
Feb

Viewing

04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Owens Funeral Services – Ashland, VA
104 Green Chimney Ct.
Ashland, VA 23005
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23
Feb

Funeral Service

12:00 PM
Shiloh Baptist Church
106 S James St.
Ashland, , VA 23005
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Condolences

God has taken another good angel, RIP Champ.
- Pat Fleming
“My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.” - Sheryl Jackson Smith
- Sheryl J Smith
Cousin Champ will be missed. Enjoyed the good times we had in Clover at the cookouts and Holidays. RIP cuz
- Pamela Crews
Mr. Roberts, will miss you. Remembering all the good times we had at your house and at your work place. You and your lovely wife always opened your house and food to us. Thanks for sharing with us . I know it is hard for the family and us to see you go however God no longer wanted you to suffer. Rest in peace. Love you and the family. The Mitchell and McKnight families.
- Martha Mitchell
May God bless you during this difficult time.
- Eddie Winston Jr

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