Dillon Roberson ,21, was born on March 25, 1991. He entered into heaven on May 5, 2012 surrounded by his family after fighting a year and ½ battle with Lymphoma. Dillon was a fighter and fought until the end. Dillon was a 2009 graduate of Tate High School, where he played football and was known as "ROBO". He attended Pensacola State College. Dillon was employed by Grocery Advantage as a meat cutter. He loved the guys in the meat department and all the ladies he worked with. Dillon was a hardworking individual and loved being outdoors. He also loved to cook. Dillon spent the last three months in Gainsville, at Shands Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, undergoing a stem cell transplant. Dillon immediately became a favored patient with his warm, kind and loving personality. We are so grateful and blessed to have had the opportunity to love him through his illness. We know that through this journey, Dillon's faith and determination has touched the lives of so many people. He will always be remembered as our "hero".
Dillon is survived by his parents, Warren and Renee Roberson. His brother and best friend, Tanner Roberson. His maternal grandparents, Charles and Jeanette Brown, paternal grandparents, Dill and Maxine Roberson, an uncle and aunt, Roger and Tanya Brown, and his cousins, Shana and Taylor Brown. Dillon is also survived by his sweet and loving girlfriend of 4 ½ years, Morgan Ridgdell, who he dearly loved. Dillon was also loved by many "adopted" aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Olive Baptist Church with Dr. Ted Traylor officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ministry Village at Olive Inc., 1836 East Olive Road, Pensacola, Florida 32514.
The family will receive friends at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North-Cantonment on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to our family, friends and prayer warriors for walking beside us during this journey. We would also like to thank the Woodlands Oncology Group and Shands Bone Marrow Transplant Unit for providing Dillon with extraordinary care.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 Highway 29 South Cantonment is in charge of arrangements. Please express your condolences at www.fcfhs.com
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Published in Pensacola News Journal from May 9 to May 10, 2012