Melvin Lee Roberson, Sr.

Published 10:32 am Thursday, January 12, 2012

SUFFOLK, Va. – Melvin Lee Roberson, Sr., 80, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2012.

Born in Bertie County, he was the son of the late Sally and James H. Roberson. He was formally a sergeant with the Suffolk (VA) Police Department, and retired as a manager for Sentry Mart. Mr. Roberson was also a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean conflict. He was a member of Suffolk Pentecostal Holiness Church.

He is survived by his loving wife, Anna Wilson Roberson; son, Melvin L. Roberson, Jr. of Winton; two grandchildren; and a sister, Katie Brennen of Clinton, IL.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012 in the Suffolk Pentecostal Holiness Church, 100 Kilby Shores Drive, Suffolk, VA by the Rev. Don Milner. Burial will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends in the R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, VA, from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2012.

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