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James Christopher Roberts

AGE: 57 • Odessa

James Christopher Roberts, Sr. of Odessa, DE passed away peacefully at home on the farm on July 25th, 2016 at the age of 57. He was the youngest of four sons born to the late Harry B. Roberts, Jr. and Edith Louise (Coleman) Roberts.

Chris served as New Castle County Councilman representing southern New Castle County from 1986 - 2002, and as an Elected Board Supervisor for the New Castle Conservation District, and was a member of Ducks Unlimited, the Union Lodge No. 5 of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and a life member of Old Drawyers Presbyterian Church, including service as board President.

Chris spent his life farming and maintaining his family's property and fulfilled his lifelong dream of preserving 1,250 acres of family owned farm and wild lands.

Chris was preceded in death by his son James C. Roberts, Jr. and is survived by his mother, two daughters Katherine R. Quaintance (Justin), Elizabeth R. DeVaughn (Zachary), granddaughter Addison DeVaughn, his 3 brothers Harry B. Roberts, III (Kendra), John V.H. Roberts (Debra Berke), Thomas C. Roberts (Abby), nephew Matthew A. Roberts (Julie), and nieces Bethany D. Roberts and Deanna L. Roberts. He is also survived by Uncles James S. Roberts of Lewes, DE, Edward E. Coleman, Jr. (Marian) of Lancaster, PA, and Aunt Dorinda (Coleman) Locke (Frank) of Towson, MD as well as 17 cousins.

Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 2, at 10 a.m. at Old Drawyers Presbyterian Church, 2839 DuPont Parkway, Middletown, DE 19709 (just north of Odessa) Interment will be private.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Delaware Wild Lands, P.O. Box 505, Odessa, DE 19730.
Published in The News Journal from July 30 to Aug. 1, 2016
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