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Jesse J. Roberts

July 16, 1922 ~ December 13, 2020 (age 98)


We give praises unto heaven as another Angel has been called home.  Mr. Jesse J. Roberts left this earthly place on December 13, 2020.  He was born July 16, 1922 in Marshall Tx.  He was the 2nd of nine children, he was 98 years old & had the considered himself to be blessed & was very thankful for God allowing him to live for so long.

He grew up in Marshall as just your average country boy, he was in the Army for a brief period of time.  He worked at Axelson, for over 20 years as a machinist.  While working at Axelson on he went on to technical school for T.V, VCR electronics repair, he also went to school for air conditioning and refrigeration.  He even opened up his own TV and appliance repair shop, where he was known around Longview as the TV man.

When he was young man driving taxicab, one day he saw a young lady walking named Willie Lois Stoker, he stopped got out & said, “can a man of my completion walk in your direction”.  This was the beginning of a life long loving relationship.  Jesse Roberts married Wille Lois Stoker in May of 1950 and were married for over 70 years.

After getting married he learned a lot about the faith, & the knowledge of Jesus Christ through the faith of his wife’s family, he was eventually baptized at the New Hope Church of Christ in 1951, he later on moved to Marshall we he joined the Southside Church of Christ where he remained faithful for over 60 years until his health would not allow him to attend.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 4 sisters.  He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Willie Lois Roberts, son/grandson Michael Griffin (Deidri), sister Helena Roberts, a host of niece and nephews, great grandchildren, family and friends.

Although not a perfect man, he was a true testament of God’s grace, He was a caring husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He was a snappy dresser, he loved to video tape every event he attended, he loved family gatherings, he loved going to church and attending gospel meetings. He loved people and he was definitely a character. He did not meet any strangers. Most importantly, he loved God. 

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December 18, 2020

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Craig Funeral Home
2001 S. Green Street
Longview, TX 75602

December 18, 2020

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Southside Church of Christ
900 E. Elysian Fields Ave.
Marshall, TX 75670

Funeral Service
December 19, 2020

12:00 PM
New Hope Church of Christ
6646 CR 292E
Kilgore, TX 75662

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