Roger-Black-Obituary

Roger Black Jr.

Mansfield, Ohio

Oct 12, 1947 – Sep 18, 2017 (Age 69)

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BORN
October 12, 1947
DIED
September 18, 2017
AGE
69
LOCATION
Mansfield, Ohio

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Roger Black, Jr.

Mansfield: Roger "Lil Bro" BLACK, JR. 69, passed this life suddenly on Monday morning at his home.

Mr. Black was born on Sunday, October 12, 1947 to the late Roger and Elizabeth (Pettigree) Black, Sr. in Jasper, Alabama and had lived in Mansfield the past 64 years. Roger was a member of the Mansfield Senior High School graduating class of 1965. After high school "Lil Bro" as he was affectionately called attended college for a short period, and later attended a trade school in Indiana for skilled trades specializing in Computerized Numerical Control (CNC). His knowledge in this area allowed him to use his skill at several companies such as Flexible for 15 years until it closed, with Rabel Manufacturing being is last place of employment. He served as a delegate and member of the United Steelworkers Union Local of Loudonville, and a member of the American Legion Post #676. Lil Bro was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and friends.

Roger is survived by his wife, Betty Crosby Black; children: Denise (Robert) Thompson, Celeste Black, Jeffrey (Dawn) Black, Brian See; step children: Fred Crosby, Demetrius Coleman, and Joshua (Mariah) Jefferson; 11 grandchildren, including Jamaal Coleman (whom he raised), 11 great grandchildren; sisters: Malinda and Diane Black; beloved aunt Mary Frances Hatfield; best friends (brothers): Ed Harris and Duane Hill; friend: Deborah Matthews, and a host of cousins.

In addition to his parents Lil Bro was also preceded in death by sisters, Sandra Collier and Malinda's infant twin, Brenda Kay Black; cousin Candace Taylor, and granddaughter Destiny Crosby.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, in the chapel of Williams Funeral Services, 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Jeffrey Jones of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield officiating. Friends may call at the chapel beginning at 8:30 a.m. till the time of service. Interment will be in Mansfield Cemetery

The family will also receive friends at their home, 2162 Lakewood Dr. daily from 4-7 p.m. till the day of service.

Friends are encouraged to leave words of comfort at www.williamsfuneralservices.com.





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SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF GRIEF.

LINDA C. FUQUA

Praying for You that God will give Comfort & Strength.
Prayer & Love
Barbara Simms Family

Rest in Peace Brother, we'll take it from here.

To all the Black family. I am sorry for your loss but memories last forever. In my prayers !

Prayers of comfort and peace for the Black family.

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

My condolences to the family,I know you will miss Lil Bro.I know I will miss our days on the lake. Rest In Peace Lil Bro,I'll see you at the tressle.

Sorry for your loss and y'all have my condolences and he will be missed by all that knew him a great guy. May God bring your family comfort at this time.

So sorry to hear about Lil Bro..Your family is in our prayers..Words.cannot express our deepest sympathy.
Brenda Feagin and family