Nelson Roberts
1946 - 2017
Smith Funeral Home
1534 18th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL
Nelson Roberts was born December 16, 1946 - to the late Byron and Mary Laura Roberts in East Chicago, Indiana. Nelson was called to eternity on December 11, 2017, with family and friends by his side. Nelson attended the Gary Public School System and graduated from Tolleston High School and attended Indiana State University where he received his Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering. Upon retiring in Tampa, Florida, Nelson married Delores Roberts and was able to revisit his love for teaching. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Delores Roberts, Tampa, FL; his siblings George Wesley Roberts, New York, NY; Patricia Roberts, Gary, IN; Debra (Charles) Francis, Bartlett, IL. His daughters Tiffany Laura (Brian) Wells, Lansing, IL; Jessica (Orlando) Kirk, Phoenix, AZ; Jiana (Rodney) Willis, Indianapolis, IN; Jetta Roberts, Phoenix, AZ; Jasmine Roberts, Phoenix, AZ and son, Mark G. Everette and 6 grandchildren! Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm at St. Luke A.M.E. Church; 3543 Block Ave, East Chicago, IN 46312
Published by Post-Tribune on Dec. 19, 2017.
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St. Luke A.M.E. Church
3543 Block Ave,, East Chicago, IN
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A brother in Christ,that will truly be miss.
Glenda Flournoy
December 23, 2017
Uncle! Friend! Like a Father! saddened that I was not in attendance but My heart was there..glad to have known you and God knows best.. You will be missed but never forgotten, I can still hear the keys on the piano with melodies..sending love peace and condolences to my other family.
Saraya Scott
December 23, 2017
Just to have known him was to love him. Comfort and peace to the family in knowing he is in God's hands now!
Adrienne Garrett
December 21, 2017
A light has gone out on this earth but will glow eternally in heaven. I am so thankful to have spent time these last two years catching up on each other. Will miss and love forever.

Beverly (Wilson) Riley
December 21, 2017
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Smith Funeral Home
December 21, 2017
Dear Roberts family. I am saddened to know that Nelson has made his transition. He exemplified charisma and always made people around him smile. He will be missed! May your memories keep him ever present in your hearts.
Karen (Holland) Dunham
December 20, 2017
To the family of Nelson Roberts, my heart is heavy on your lost.I am so glad I got to see him before Miss Mae Laura passed away. Give her a kiss for me. R.I..P.
Leota (Wilson) Bowrn
December 20, 2017
Sleep on my friend . I will surely miss are talks and laughter. Your child hood friend forever. RIP
Gwendolyn Wiggins
December 20, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Anthony Dix
December 20, 2017
Sorry for your loss prayers are with you and your family
Nina Scott
December 20, 2017
I was deeply saddened by the news of Nelson's passing. My heart felt condolences to the family! I had the pleasure of teaching Nelson at Tolleston High School where he was an outstanding student both as a scholar and a gentleman. May he rest in peace and may the family be supported by great memories.
Dr. Ella Bush
December 19, 2017
To the Robert Family , I'm saddened to hear of the lost of Nelson, he was such a great guy everyone like to be in his company very enjoyable person. I always did all my house whole chores to go over to Nelson house, a great family always welcome his friends, we'll always remember the good times with Nelson to move all of us forward, may God be with all.
Albert (Fish) Eller
December 19, 2017
The Roberts Family,

have been friends since Tolleston Junior High School to his passing. He was by-far one of the nicest and kindest men I've known in my life. He truly enjoyed his life until God called him home. I will certainly miss him. My sincere prayers and sympathy are with your family. May God grant you His Peace and Loving Mercy.

Dorothy Preston
Dorothy Preston
December 19, 2017
To the Daughters & Family of Nelson Roberts:

I was saddened to hear of his passing, especially since it was on the heals of Mary Anita's passing. it was good to see him at her memmorial service. I hadn't seen him since you all were kids.

My prayers and condolences are sent your way at this time of bereavement.

Cousins, you are thought about and loved. Please know that the Lord is merciful and just. He will see you through this.
Evangelist Jeannie M. (Wash) Coleman & Wash Family
December 19, 2017
My deepest sympathies for your loss, May the God of all comfort bring your family peace . Romans 12:12
December 19, 2017
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