Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland.
Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, August 26, 2013, in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the North Cleveland Cemetery. Reverend Robert Haney will officiate the service.
John was born on January 13, 1955, to Willie and Thelma (Vance) Roberson. He was a Greenwood native and was raised in the Lynn and Doddsville communities. He married Schryle Donald Roberson on September 30, 1972, at the Church of God in Cleveland. He has been a Cleveland resident since 1991. John was the owner of Roberson Vinyl Siding and had formerly worked at Tyson Foods as a refrigeration technician. He had also worked with Delta Pride Catfish and the RC Bottling Company in Indianola as a salesman.
Dickie was a member of Open Arms Revival Church. He enjoyed listening to Gospel music and loved going to church and read his Bible. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. John was a very loving person who took in to his home and raised many children and will always be remembered as a hard working man who loved his family and they in returned loved him. He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by wife, Schryle D. Roberson of Cleveland; mother, Thelma Vance Roberson of Cleveland; two daughters Pamela R. (Kevin) Williams of Aberdeen and Jeanna (Jorge) Montemayor of Cleveland; son John W. (Ashley) Roberson Jr. of Cleveland; three sisters Linda Kay (James) Stokes of Cleveland, Glenda Sue (Joe) McClure of Schlater and Virginia Ann (Ronnie) Thornton of Cleveland; two brothers Gordon (Connie) Roberson of Indianola and Frankie Roberson of Cleveland; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association 10900-B Stonelake Blvd., Suite 320 , Austin, TX 78759.
Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net