Charles Edward Roberts Jr.
MARCH 27, 1935 – JULY 10, 2021
Charles Edward Roberts Jr. was born on March 27,1935 to Rev. Charles E. Roberts Sr. and Evelyn Roberts. He was the second of three children from this union.
Charles attended IPS School #4 in his early years. He then went on to graduate from Crispus Attucks HIgh School class of 1953. He attended Indiana Central State and Ivy Tech for his secondary education. Shortly after graduating high school Charles enlisted in the military. He served in two branches of the military, the Army as well as the Airforce. He retired and joined the reserves after 5 years.
Charles accepted Christ at a very young age, he was raised in the church. He was a member of several churches including Saint John AME, Robertson Community Church, as well as New Zion Community Church.
Charles was united in holy matrimony to Barbara J. Roberts (who preceded him in death) on June 20, 1970. From this union two children were born; Rhonda D. Roberts and Michele M. Roberts.
Charles was a dedicated man not only to his family but also to his job. He was a long time employee of the United States Postal Service. He was with them for over 40 years and received many awards for his dedication and work ethic.
Charles was full of life and had many things that he truly enjoyed doing. He was a member of several organizations. Some of his favorite things to do were singing with the Lay Male Chorus, taking family vacations, working as an Usher for the Indianapolis Indians baseball team, and influencing the need for education in his children and grand-children.
Charles had a great sense of humor and was known to always make a joke. He also liked going to the library and encouraging reading in everyone around him. He also was a usher at his church. He found joy in playing computer games and staying in touch with family and friends on FaceBook. He was a collector of sorts. He collected coins and stamps to show off and share the knowledge of their history.
Charles Edward Roberts Jr. departed this life on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the age of eighty-six years, three months and thirteen days. He is preceded in death by his father Charles Roberts Sr., mother Evelyn Roberts, wife Barbara Roberts, and sister Delores Wright-Wood.
He leaves to cherish his memory: Daughters Rhonda and Michele Roberts, Brother Stanley (Annette) Roberts, Grandson Ne’Sean Roberts Granddaughters Charita, Aja, and Dylan Roberts and Kyra Parker, and Great-Granddaughters Emery, Essence, Erin, and Emani Roberts, and a host of other family members and friends.