James C. Roberts
Virginia Beach – James C. Roberts, 93, of Cardinal Estates passed away January 20, 2002 in Lynn Shores Health Center, where he had been a resident for 13 months.
James known as ”Cuz” to many friends was born July 4, 1908 in Arapaho, NC. He lived in the Baltimore area for a while and moved to this area 1945. He retired from Associated Distributors in Chesapeake in 1976 and thereafter was employed as security at Colonnas Shipyard in Norfolk and Jack Rabbit Storage in Virginia Beach, following with nine years serving as a volunteer at Sentara Bayside Hospital before Alzheimer’s forced him into retirement at the age of 90.
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 23 years, Naomi. Also surviving are children, Chuck and his wife, Sandra of Kansas City, KS; James E. and his wife Kathy of Kitty Hawk, NC; six daughters, Joy Jones of Newbern, NC, Linda Dinan and her husband, Joe of Annapolis, MD; Jean Smith of Baltimore, MD; Melody Stell of Suffolk, Sandra Elswick and her husband, Joe of Chesapeake; Wanda Elliott and her husband Terry of Virginia Beach; three step-children, Joyce Casler and her husband Larry of Mesa, AZ; Darrell Richardson and his wife Jenny of Lafontaine, IN; Dallas Richardson and his wife Trisch of Mentone, IN and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son, Harold.
He loved his church and church family and was a faithful member of Suburban Christian Church in Kempsville, where he served as a board member for many years.
Funeral services will be held at Suburban Christian Church, 5132 Bellamy Manor Drive, Virginia Beach, on Wednesday, January 23 at 11:00 am with Rev. James A. Meads and Dr. Robert J. Grymes, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park in Portsmouth, VA. The family will receive family and friends Tuesday, January 22 from 6-9:00 pm at the church.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the church in his memory or to Respite Care, 289 Independence Blvd, Pembroke Three, Suite 203 Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach chapel is in charge. To visit Mr. Roberts’s memorial, please go to altmeyer.com