September 7, 1933—September 25, 2019
Services for Lonnie J. Roberson are on:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 11:00 am, 10:30 family hour, at
Elim Baptist Church
19333 Lasher Road
Detroit, Michigan 48219
Pastor Armand J. Collins Officiating
Monday, September 30, 5pm-8pm
Thompson Funeral Home – Greenfield Chapel
15443 Greenfield Rd, Detroit, MI 48227
Entombment: Woodlawn Cemetery
Lonnie James Roberson was the second child born to Cleo and Lela Mae Folks Roberson in Matthews, Alabama.
He confessed Christ at an early age. He attended Elizabeth Baptist Church until he moved to Boston, Massachusetts where he held varies jobs until moving to Detroit, Michigan. Upon moving to Detroit, he joined New Light Baptist Church where he was instrumental in raising funds to establish New Light Nursing Home. He later joined Springhill Baptist Church and finally he became a member of Elim Baptist Church. Lonnie worked in various organizations within the church and he was most proud of his involvement in the Brotherhood.
Lonnie worked in the auto industry and later retired from Diamond Heat and Treat Inc. after more than 20 years.
On any given Sunday, you could find Lonnie sitting in his den flipping through television channels between sporting events. He enjoyed watching the New England Patriots and his beloved Tom Brady.
He married the love of his life, Lillie Ann Davis who preceded him in death after more than 30 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by a younger brother Clinton Roberson (Emma).
He leaves to cherish his memory two sisters, LeeEthel Hubbard, and Eloise Dixon (Timothy); three brothers, Cleveland (Willie Jane); Willie Edward (Annie); and Douglas (Mamie); a devoted nephew, Stanley Roberson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road and the sun has
set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
For this is a journey we all must take and each must go alone.
It’s all part of the master plan
A step on the road to home.
Friends of the Family
Detroit, Michigan 48203
Arrangements Entrusted to
Thompson Funeral Home
15443 Greenfield Road
Detroit, Michigan 48227
Metropolitan Baptist Church
13110 14th Street at Buena Vista
Detroit, Michigan 48238
The family wishes to express our sincere gratitude for the many kind words, visits and other Expressions of kindness. A more formal acknowledgment will be sent at a later date.