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Name:  " Louise Roberson "
Better Known As  Lakie Louise Maye Roberson
D.O.B:  10/05/1933
D.O.D  08/25/2022
Country From:  USA
State / Parish:  North Carolina
Service Date
09/09/2022 @ 10:00am


The viewing for the late Louise Roberson will be held at David Williams Funeral Service. The viewing is from 9-10 following the funeral services at 10am.
Mrs. Roberson final resting place will be at Pinelawn Cemetery.

Special Info  Born Lakie Louise Roberson, the youngest of 9 children in Eastern North Carolina near Robersonville, Lakie never adopted her first name, and preferred to be called Louise throughout her life. Louise had 2 sisters and 6 brothers whom she loved. Although she was accustomed to hard work, she was spared on numerous occasions by her older sister Ruth, who often carried her in the fields while they worked. Her eldest sister, Elizabeth, worked hard at home cooking and cleaning daily, while the other girls and their mother worked hard in the fields. Due to the need for crop harvesting and feeding many mouths, school took a back seat to field work. Louise completed eight grades of education but was not deterred by her incomplete formal education. She read EVERYTHING, EVERYDAY and was informed about many things due to her avid thirst for reading. Also, until the day she left this world, Louise had the most incredible calligraphic penmanship anyone has seen. Marrying her childhood sweetheart at age 18, Louise and her husband James, worked hard to ultimately purchase a home in Queens, NY. James worked numerous concurrent odd jobs to provide for his new bride in 1951. With 3 daughters born within the first 5 years of marriage, Louise stayed home to care for the three as her husband worked his way up the NYC MTA ultimately rising to Motorman (train driver) over the next decade. A few years later, Louise and James were blessed with three additional children, two boys and a girl. Despite their hard work and numerous jobs in addition to raising six children, Louise and James NEVER compromised on their family. It was not uncommon to pack up all 6 kids and travel to visit family from Connecticut to North Carolina. Friday family nights often included car rides through New York City, movie nights with ice cream or pizza, and game nights. Love abounded in the Roberson home, fueled by Louise and James Roberson. Louise continued to care for her children at home, but with six mouths to feed, once her youngest son entered school, she went to work, and the older siblings assisted with the younger children. With no prior electrical or factory skill, Louise obtained a job as an Electrical Solderer at General Instruments, a major electrical plant on Long Island. She worked there over a decade until a work-related injury forced her to retire. After remaining at home for many years, Louise yearned to return to the workforce. She began a new occupation which admittedly was the most enjoyable position she had ever had. Louise became a Cafeteria Aide assisting with lunch distribution at a neighborhood school. She LOVED the children and they LOVED HER! The children looked upon Ms. Louise as the nice cafeteria lady who would often give them extra portions when the other Cafeteria Aides refused. During the time Louise worked in the school system, her husband was called to the ministry. Although already in his 50’s, James felt the Lord had work for their lives which was yet to be fulfilled. Louise supported her husband’s vision and within a decade, she and her husband had risen through the ranks of the ministry, purchasing a building, and opening the “New Covenant Church of Christ, the second chance church”. James served as Pastor, and Louise First Lady, for over a decade. Their dream of doing the Lord’s work was realized in a relatively short period of time, from the souls they brought to Christ, to the mouths they fed through mission work. Shortly after their 50th wedding anniversary in which they renewed their vows before scores of family and friends, then Bishop James Roberson was called home suddenly. Louise had often said she lost her “best friend” with Bishop’s passing. Following her husband’s death, Mother Roberson was ordained and Pastored New Covenant Church of Christ for 4 years until finally turning over the church and relocating to Maryland to live near her youngest son. In Maryland, Mother Roberson built her own home where she intended to live until, as she always said, “I close my eyes for the last time…” Mother Roberson lived incredibly independently in Maryland for over a decade, with minor assistance from her children until she became ill, which required her to have an in-home caregiver until her passing. Desiring to see as many of her family members as she could, Louise celebrated her last Mother’s Day on a “Zoom Call” several months ago. Living strongly until the end, Mother Roberson asked her Lord to take her home and asked us to let her go in the weeks before her transition. Mother left in peace to be with our Lord on Thursday, August 25, 2022, on the day which would have been her 72nd Wedding Anniversary. Mother Roberson is pre-deceased by her siblings Jesse Anderson, LaCallas Andrews, Dewitt Andrews, Mayo Simmons, Elijah Maye, John Robert Maye, Bervil Elizabeth (Liz) McCloud and Lillian Ruth Purvis. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Bishop James C. Roberson, and her eldest daughter Cynthia Diane Newman (Jarod). She is survived by 5 children Loretta Johnson, Theresa Cowans (Jerome), Leon Roberson (Frankie), Sharon Roberson and James C. Roberson Jr. (Wendy). She is survived by 13 grandchildren Dierdre L. Johnson, Lewis M. Tate Jr, John R. Johnson Jr., Carl T. Tate, Jeffrey Cowans, Russel J. Cowans IV, John J. Tate, Jonathan C. Cowans, Sean W. Roberson, James C. Roberson III, Andreas J. Roberson, Alexandra N. Roberson, and Jarett Roberson. She has 16 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The family of Lakie Louise Roberson wishes to acknowledge with sincere appreciation the comforting messages, prayers and the many other expressions of kindness and concern extended to us during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, any gifts of love may be directed to LPWministries.com. These gifts will help the continued work of Louise Roberson’s Pastor (Rev. Dr. Lee P. Washington) who spiritually guided her through her Christian walk in Maryland.

to the family of mrs. louise roberson: �honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.� - proverbs 31:31 we, the leaders and partners of new light church, chesapeake, virginia, wish to offer our sincere condolences in the transition of mrs. louise roberson. please know the entire family is in our prayers. we pray that the peace of god will keep your hearts and minds during this time of bereavement. god�s word reminds us that he is a very present help. we commend you to the capable hands of our lord and savior, jesus christ. our hearts are drawn toward you, and we will continue to pray for and with you. we are trusting that god will minister to each heart and give strength as only he can. your new light family loves you and we are here whenever needed. with deepest sympathy, darryl j. mcclary, sr. bishop, new light church jessica t. mcclary executive pastor, new light church
2418 CEDAR RD CHESAPEAKE VA 23323 [9/9/2022]

mrs roberson, i had the pleasure of meeting you about several yrs ago when your son dr roberson introduced us at reid temple ame church. no more sickness and pain, rest in peace. may the lord continue to comfort and strengthen the roberson family.
HYATTSVILLE, MD [9/9/2022]

to the roberson family, our family would like to offer our deepest condolences on mother roberson's passing. she will be dearly missed. may the lord bless you abundantly with his love, comfort and peace until we can all be together again when jesus returns. we would like to share the following scripture that we take comfort in during times of mourning. it's 1 thessalonians 4:13-17 we will be keeping you all in our prayers. blessings🙏💖
JERSEY CITY, NJ [9/9/2022]

to the roberson family, my deepest most heartfelt condolences are with you and your family. what a beautiful tribute to the matriarch of your family. brenda b.marshall
MARYLAND [9/9/2022]

sending love and prayers to the roberson family as they celebrate the life of grandma roberson. she was sweet, thoughtful, kind, and so loving. it was a privilege to be able to have her as a bonus grandma.
ROCHESTER, NY [9/9/2022]

grandma, i appreciate every piece of advice you ever gave me. thank you for everything you�ve done for us. we love you, and we miss you so much.
BROOKLYN, NY [9/9/2022]

this is harder than i could�ve ever imagined. i�ve lost so much this year but this one hits different. good times now transitioned to great memories. let me just say what an honor it is to be apart of you. i can honestly say i�ve never met anyone strong like you grandma. from the growing up stories i�ve heard from my mom, aunt�s and uncles to watching you carry the roberson legacy solo after 50 years of marriage says so much about your character. you were never alone. we had your back for sure. but the army can only be as strong as their leader. your strength got us all through. you mean so much to me and i�ll never forget you. it�s also a blessing that my daughter was able to know you. she loved her great grandma and spoke of you often. your words to me saying always take care of myself and my daughter will forever be embedded in my mind. your laughter i�ll miss. the faces you make when listening to a story that doesn�t sound right i�ll miss. writing these memories are actually making me feel better. i�ll never forget at thanksgiving when i came to visit and i had my hair braided. you questioned me about my braids and i said grandma a lot of ppl like my hair. you looked at me and said what ppl said that�? with a straight face and then gave a smile and laughed. you had me ready to run to the barber shop asap. losing you hurts but knowing i�ve gained an angel supersedes that pain. i love you grandma� your grandson sean r.
QUEENS NY [9/8/2022]

rest in peace great grandma🤍 you lived a great life you were so beautiful i�ll never forget when you gave me advice. you are in a better place now, god got you. i miss you and i love you 🤍🕊
BROOKLYN [9/8/2022]

ma ma ma ma ma ma ma.. yes yvonne i missed calling you 100 times per day i missed everything we did together so much,i will cherish every moment. rest in peace ma until we meet again 🙏 love always ❤️ love you forever
MARYLAND [9/7/2022]

�earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.� to the family of aunt louise, i shall never forget the fellowship my family always have with yours. i remember the summer visits with aunt louise & uncle james curtis as well as playing & talking with my cousins! god is good! all the time. aunt louise talked & comforted me when my parents rode the chariot to heaven. cousins, aunt louise , ascended the heavenly chariot & is with her loved ones. be comforted in knowing that aunt louise is in a better place among the hosts! love, marilyn cherry harris
RICHMOND, VA [9/7/2022]

it was such a joy celebrating ms louise's 80th birthday. just watching how she sang the songs from her favorite group. that was such an awesome surprise for her. keep those good memories close. praying for strength and comfort during this time of sadness.
QUEENS, NY [9/7/2022]

we send our condolences, and prayers to the roberson family, we were so blessed to be a part of your family. many years of fellowship in church service. i was given opportunities to preach in the church. lady roberson was a woman with a excellent spirit. we always treasured our friendship. this day your soul be still and sleep, god’s heaven will comfort those who weep. so be still and sleep.
QUEENS VILLAGE NY, 11427 [9/7/2022]

rest in peace grandma ,you will be loved for ever ,in the words of the late great maya angelou �a great soul serves everyone all the time.a great soul never dies.it brings us together again and again�
REGO PARK [9/7/2022]

hey grandma i just wanted to say you definitely will be missed. you spirit will forever live on though.you are definitely one of my inspirations and i’m glad that you see me grown up to become the woman that you are proud of today. love you

my mother thinking on the many times of prayers and comfort with love u shared with me. it was truly a blessing that god gave me a mother so rich in wisdom and knowledge and rich and awesome prayer life. mom, i love the times of intimacy moments we shared, the love of salvation in christ jesus u shared with so many, in deed not just words. now mom rest from your labor. i love u ❤️
ASTORIA, N.Y. 11106 [9/7/2022]

although i never personally met mrs. roberson i felt i knew her through her son. the legacy she leaves behind in her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her great great grandchildren will live on forever. she will be missed by many. my deepest condolences to her family and friends. she is now with her
CLINTON, MD [9/7/2022]

grandma i will always love and miss u. u always called me the big guy.
ASTORIA, QUEENS, N.Y. 11106 [9/7/2022]

unfortunately i was unable to meet the late louise roberson. however, i had the pleasure of being an ear to all the wonderful accomplishments she completed during her life time! mrs. louise left a great legacy here on earth that would be cherished and inspired by many, including myself !
MD [9/7/2022]

mom,i couldn't have had a more loving mother. growing up i remember how quiet, easy going yet firm you were. you were always so hard working but always had time and patience with me.as my spiritual leader mother louise roberson and later pastor louise roberson you always carried yourself respectfully and with dignity, leading by example. a true woman of god, and now god has called you to the place he promised to prepare for us. john 14:3 and if i go and prepare a place for you, i will come again, and receive you unto myself;, that where i am, there you may be also. you are home mom.i love you.
QUEENS NY [9/7/2022]

i’m so confused, sad, happy, regretful, lost, and in disbelief. i never thought this day would come. i prayed you would live forever. the memories of you grandma bunkenhead will never fade. i remember church services in new york. i remember going to the park across from your house to play. i remember eating white castle and sharing your upstairs bedroom when we came to visit! i remember the love you showed me and the constant motivation. i remember consoling you when granddaddy bunkenhead passed and how i wish i could make it better!! most of all, i remember the unconditional love you showed me. your intuition and discernment was impeccable. words can’t express how much i will miss you. grandma i love you and will miss you until we meet again!! rest well and don’t party too hard with grandad!! i love you! we love you! you are missed!! -andreas sr, taylor, andreas jr, and giselle roberson!
ALEXANDRIA, VA [9/6/2022]

i am so blessed to carry louise name on. i will keep my grandmother proud. i so appreciate all the conversations we carried back and forth and i learned alot. my grandmother was always a lady in every situation.im grateful that her body suffers no longer and my family has great and peaceful memories. thank you jesus for keeping my family in safe standing. i ❤️ you grandma.
BROOKLYN NY [9/6/2022]

precious is the death of a saint in the sight of the lord. mother i love and miss u so much.you at rest now.
ASTORIA, N.Y. 11106 [9/6/2022]

i am honored to have known louise roberson. she has left a lasting impression on my life and i will be forever grateful having the opportunity to meet such a remarkable inspirational woman. i really miss our conversations but i will cherish every phone call that we have had. my deepest condolences to the entire roberson family; may her legacy live on through you.
VALLEY STREAM, NY [9/6/2022]

my condolences to this beautiful family, my family. i only had the pleasure of seeing aunt lakie a couple of times, but each time was an experience i�ll never forget! i could feel god�s presence so strong that i�d just lay in her arms & weep like a baby getting her clothes all wet! 😊 you�re in my prayers family. praying god comfort & strengthen now & for the days ahead in jesus name.
PARMELE, NC [9/6/2022]

my deepest sympathies and condolences to the roberson family.
QUEENS NY [9/6/2022]

my condolences to the family of mother roberson. i have met mother years ago and she was a beautiful woman of god. knowing her spirit is absent from the body is good to know she lead a life to be with the lord. mrs cowan and ms sharon and the siblings can hold there heads high knowing job well done taking care of your mother. david said the lord is my shepherd and in times like this it�s just good to know who the lord is. god bless and hold on, mother is alright now.
BROOKLYN NY [9/6/2022]


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