Michael Lewis Roberts, age 57, of Brandon, Fla., and formally of Erie, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He was born November 6, 1956, in Laurel, Miss., to the late Theodore and Roxie Roberts.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Anne Roberts-Knight.
Michael grew up in Erie and attended Tech Memorial High School, where he wrestled and played football, graduating in 1975. After graduation, Michael was employed by GTE Data Services, as a computer programmer, for 23 years. After retirement, he was employed by the Hillsborough Schools Transportation Department. Michael was an avid musician who played the bass guitar, and was an original member of the gospel group, "The Harmonizers of Faith." He was active in his local church in Erie, as a Sunday School Superintendent. Michael was a member of Faith Christian Center in Tampa, with Pastors Thomas and Stephanie Garrett. He was also active in coaching youth football in Erie and in Tampa.
Michael leaves to cherish his legacy, his wife of 35 years, Marie Carr-Roberts; two daughters, Michelle Roberts-Postell and her husband, Vernon and Natalie Roberts; one son, Reno Lewis Roberts; two grandchildren, Jaylen Roberts-Lawson and Ny'ah Postell, all of Brandon, Fla.; seven Godchildren, Myhia Moore, Evonne Odoi, Anthony Roberts, Eric Franklin, Seneca Dunlap, Charles Evans, III and Lance Terell Faulcon; four brothers, Bishop William Roberts (Carolyn) of Dorchester, Mass., Bishop Climatee Roberts (Lenora), Robert Roberts, and Cecil Roberts (Janet), all of Erie; four sisters, Geneva Holmes (Minister, Charles) of Erie, Dr. Verdia Carr (Bishop, Willie) of Lancaster, Mae Roberts and Charlene Evans (Charles), of Erie; and many relatives and friends.
All are welcome to visit with the family, Friday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the First Born Apostolic Faith Church of God, 1221 East 19th St. Funeral Services will be held there Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. Overseer John Thomas will be officiating and Bishop Climatee Roberts will give the Eulogy. Interment will be in Erie County Memorial Gardens. Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Erie Times-News on June 4, 2014