Ralph L. "Sonny"
Ralph L. "Sonny" Roberds passed away peacefully on May 28, 2014, with his wife and best friend Betty at his side. He was born in Pensacola, graduated from PHS, & attended Auburn University, worked for Carl's Bakery, Delchamps, Gordons Potato Chip Co., Easy-Rent, T-Gill Fuels, & Lawn Master, built bridges in Texas for over 20 years & owned Sonny's Sod. He loved skiing, fishing & was famous for his cajun fish fries. Very active in Gadsden Street United Methodist Church (GSUMC), the church of his youth, where he served on & chaired many committees. His very best friend was his pastor, Bobby Ellisor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralphine & Lucille Roberds; daughter, Allison Roberds; stepson, Keith Taylor & a son-in-law, David Luckey.
He is survived by his best friend & loving wife of 25 years, Betty; sister, Pat Morgan (David); daughters, Deanie Singleterry, Cyndi Hermann (Rob), Angela Crenshaw (Richard), Jennifer Saunders and Jacqueline Pebworth (Randy); stepdaughters, DeLynne Luckey, Donna Sorrells (Frankie) & Jeanine Noegel (Buddy). He was affectionately known as "PapaSonny" to his grandchildren, Chaz Singleterry (Brandi), Scott, Daniel & Jaime Singleterry, Tyler & Julie Hermann, Casey & Kendall Crenshaw, Jonny & Ryan Saunders, Jonathan Pebworth, Lauren Lawson, Beth Covin (Kevin), Samantha, Lexie & Timothy Lewis, Sam Luckey, Frank Sorrells (Kim), Audrey Goodwin (Joe), Matthew Sorrells, Catie Carter (Daniel), Natalie Grasso (Brandon), Randy Thomas (Sally) & 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held 2:00-4:00pm Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel. Funeral Service will be held 10:00am Monday, June 2, 2014 at Gadsden Street United Methodist Church with Rev Bobby Ellisor officiating. Burial will follow at Bayview Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the GSUMC Buiding Fund or Lighthouse Christian Academy. He will be loved forever & missed by all who knew him. Guest Book www.harpermorrismemorialchapel.com
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Published in Pensacola News Journal from May 31 to June 2, 2014