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223 North Bedford Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: 269-965-5145
Fax: 269-965-5148
Jerry Roberts

Jerry Ruble Roberts Jr.

Tuesday, July 31st, 1951 - Saturday, June 6th, 2020
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Jerry Ruble Roberts, Jr., 68, of Battle Creek, passed away June 6, 2020 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. He was born July 31, 1951, in Chicago, IL the son of Jerry R. Roberts, Sr. and Della Lee (Dowdy) Roberts.
Jerry attended Battle Creek Public Schools and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1969. While in high school he played basketball for the Bearcats and was co-captain of the varsity basketball team. Jerry attended Western Michigan University where he received the MLK scholarship. He was employed by Ralston Foods, retiring after more than 20 years of service. He was a member of Mt. Zion AME Church. Jerry sang in the men’s church choir and was a faithful member of Bible study. He enjoyed music, especially jazz, and loved to play his guitars and flute. Jerry liked painting abstract art. An avid Detroit sports fan, he loved watching the Pistons, Lions, and Tigers play with annual trips to Chicago to catch a White Sox game with his son when they were playing the Tigers. Jerry was also a volunteer for the Battle Creek Central High School Alumni Association.
He is survived by his son, Eric (Elsy) Roberts of Chicago, IL; brother, Darrell Roberts of Battle Creek; and nephews, Eugene Anthony (Stacy) Roberts, Darrell Banks, and Damien Banks all of Battle Creek.
His memory will be cherished by his former spouse and close friend, Cheryl (Dickerson) Roberts.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Gail (Roberts) Morford.
Memorial donations may be made to Battle Creek Central High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 2204, Battle Creek, MI 49016. Arrangements by Bachman Hebble Funeral Service (269) 965-5145.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 12th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Friday, June 12th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
    223 North Bedford Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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  • Service

    Friday, June 12th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, June 12th, 2020 1:00pm
    Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
    223 North Bedford Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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    Rev. William Wyne
  • Interment

    Memorial Park Cemetery
    2435 West Territorial Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49015
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cheryl roberts

Posted at 09:30pm
I am going to miss Jerry. I have many fond memories of Jerry. We enjoyed taking the Amtrak train to Chicago to visit Eric and Elsy. While in Chicago he liked going to the baseball game when the Tigers played the White Sox. I take comfort in knowing that Jerry is resting comfortably, free from the troubles of this world. He has accomplished much, given much, and now he reaps the benefits of his labors. My prayer is for our peace and understanding that he is one of God's children and now he has claimed his place in God’s "Eternal Kingdom". Cheryl Dickerson-Roberts

Melinda Mitchell Posted at 04:13pm

Cheryl what a nice tribute to Jerry! I am so happy you two got together again and I know Eric was too. Love to you, my friend. Melinda

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