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John Roberts

February 20, 1938 — June 15, 2017

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in the Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home for John Roberts, 79, who passed away on June 15, 2107.  Reverend Hampton Davis, Pastor of  Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, will officiate the funeral ceremony. Interment will follow the funeral mass in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

John is survived by his wife Denise C. Roberts of Lafayette;  one daughter, Gemma Roberts of Lafayette;  one son, John Rene Roberts of Lafayette;  two sisters, Lucille Mouton of Lafayette, and Doris Simon of Lafayette;  three brothers, Russell Roberts of Lafayette, Clarence Roberts of Lafayette, and Eluse “EJ” Roberts of Gulfport, MS;  one grandson, Drake E. Bernard of Lafayette;  two granddaughters, Ashley Fontenot of Lafayette, and Danielle Roberts of Lafayette;  one great-grandson, Rylen Fontenot of Lafayette , and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Eluse Roberts;  and one grandson, Jas Riley Roberts.

A native of Cecilia, and resident of Lafayette for most of his life, John was employed at U.S.L. in the Horticulture Department for 30 years.

Visitation hours will be observed on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:30 p.m.

A Rosary will be prayed at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

Pallbearers are John Rene Roberts, Drake Bernard, Bobby Maxwell, Joey Fontenot, Troy Labbe, and Martel Mouton.  Honorary Pallbearers are Russell Roberts, Clarence Roberts, “EJ” Roberts, Rylen Fontenot, and Jas Riley Roberts.

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Walters Funeral Home, (337) 706-8941, 2424 North University Avenue in Lafayette, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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