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Thompsonville Baptist Church Cemetery

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Thompsonville Baptist Church Cemetery
Monday June 15th, 2020

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Richard Lindsey Roberts

Richard Lindsey Roberts, 70, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Thompsonville Baptist Church with Rev. Ryan Crowder officiating. Richard was born in Rockingham County to the late Charles and Eunice Roberts. He was a 1967 graduate of Reidsville Sr. High School and 1971 graduate of Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina, Bachelors Degree in Biblical Education. Pastor to Hoover United Methodist, Hoover, Indiana while attending seminary at Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN. He worked 43 years for Zimmer Inc. Warsaw, Indiana as an NDT inspector of orthopedic medical devices. After retiring he returned to reside in his hometown, Reidsville. He loved playing baseball on the church ball team, singing George Beverly Shea songs, reading, and dressing up as Santa Claus for his grandchildren. He loved his children and grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother. He is survived by daughters, Cynthia Higham and husband Bruce Higham of Warsaw, IN, and Eunice Nickolson and husband Stephen Nickolson of Wake Forest, NC; son Stephen Roberts of Indianapolis, IN ; grandchildren Emily, Johanna and Kate Nickolson, Noah and Nathan Higham; and 2 great grandchildren; sister Betty Jones of Reidsville, NC Wilkerson Funeral Home is assisting the family and condolences may be made at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

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Richard, always seemed happy-go-lucky, smiling, laughing and joking around. He generated A light-hearted spirit full of life. He did a great job ushering and greeting at VCF. I am sure hes using that voice to sing glorious praise to his Lord!

Lisa Spann Jun 17 2020 8:10 AM

RIP my friend, I'm sure your good friend,Terry(Pookie) Lewis was waiting at the gate. Good memories of working with you at Zimmer.

Sharon Howard Jun 14 2020 11:34 AM

Many fond memories of Richard over the years he was in our church. We also went to Israel together and Promise Keepers. May Jesus be glorified and may all that knew Richard accept Jesus as their personal Saviour and receiver the gift of eternal life. - Pastor Timothy Morbitzer, North Manchester, IN

Timothy Morbitzer Jun 13 2020 9:09 PM

I worked with Rich at zimmer same department for years,I have a lot of good memories with working beside him Jeff Moore

jeff moore Jun 13 2020 1:32 PM

So sorry to hear this my wife and I were classmates with Richard he was a great friend to us. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family during this time. Frank and Shelia Corum

Frank Corum Jun 13 2020 12:04 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Roberts

June Crowder Chilton Jun 12 2020 7:21 PM

Richard and I went to church together at Lowes UMC. He had a beautiful voice and sang for our wedding. It was beautiful and Berkley and I loved his renditions. My sympathy and prayers to the family.

Maxine Ashby Jun 12 2020 5:30 PM

I grew up in Williamsburg Community and Richard and my brother were best of friends. They both tried to out sing each other. We always helped them in tobacco. A great guy. Today they are singing in heaven together because my brother went to be with the Lord 2 wks ago. My sincere sympathy to all of the family.

Nancy Oakes Watson Jun 12 2020 5:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Roberts

Diane Vernon Jun 12 2020 3:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Roberts

kenneth martin Jun 12 2020 2:58 PM