Joe Lewis Roberts

December 1, 1940 ~ June 13, 2022 (age 81)

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BLESSED is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor
standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat if the scornful..and
whatsoever he doth shall prosper. Ps 1:1,3b

Deacon Joe Lewis Roberts lived his life in service to others. He spent many hours helping people whether church members, family, friends, or even strangers with whatever needed to be done, and he did so with a cheerful heart and a huge smile. He passed from labor to reward on June 13, 2022 after an extended illness.
Deacon Joe was born on December 1, 1940 in Riceboro, Georgia to the late Lewis and Matilda Howard Roberts. He was educated in the Liberty County School System, and at an early age joined First Zion Baptist Church. He later joined Kingdom Church of Christ Holiness Unto the Lord and served as a Deacon until his passing. He worked as a logger first for Lambert Logging Company for many years and then moved with Southeast Logging where he worked until he retired. He was self employed, Roberts Cleaning service for many years. In 1968, he united in matrimony to the love of his life, Eva Mae Holmes.

Those left to cherish his memory: his loving and devoted wife, Eva Mae, whom he affectionately calls "Doll Baby", one son, Deacon Joe B. Roberts and a grandson Justin R. West whom he raised from a child, five daughters, Whilmenia H. Roberts, who preceded him in death (Donald), Pastor Johnnie Mae Fleming (Pastor William) of Midway Ga, Emma Jean Ward (Ralph), District Missionay Jacqueline Jones, both of Riceboro, Ga., and Kindra Tukes (Marcus) of Stockbridge, Ga. Five Sisters, Rosa L Waye, Cynthia Roberts and Virginia Wallace, all of Riceboro, Ga, Elouise Chapman (James) of Jacksonville, Fl, and Francis Davis of Savannah, Ga. One brother, Lawrence Roberts of Riceboro, Ga. Four brothers in law, Robert Lee Gibson, of New York, Jerome Gibson (Wanda), of Riceboro, Ga, Jerry Gordon (Dorothy),
Hinesville, Ga, Wilbert Gordon (Betty) Savannah, Ga. Seven sisters in law, Diane Felder, Missouri Euley (Johnny), Pastor Katie Mae Gordon, Yvonne Kelly, Janette Peterson, Charlie Mae Gordon all of Riceboro Ga, Joan Evans, (James) of Hinesville, Ga., one uncle, Alfred Holmes, Fernandina, Fl, Eighteen grandchilden, forty-three great grand, a spiritual daughter and caregiver, Missonary Patricia Fleming (Prophet Lawrence), three spiritual sons, Bro Joe Roberts (Pauline) Elder Julian Button (Daisy) Deacon Kenneth
Sanders (Laura), a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and faithful friends.

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June 17, 2022

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dorchester Funeral Home
7842 E. Oglethorpe Hwy
Midway, GA 31320

Funeral Service
June 18, 2022

11:00 AM
First Zion Missionary Baptist Church
1642 Barrington Ferry Road
Riceboro, GA 31323

Interment following funeral service
June 18, 2022

First African Baptist Church
1709 Barrington Ferry Rd
Riceboro, Ga, GA 31323

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