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Mr. Rufus Roberts was born on July 15, 1936 in Cleveland County, North Carolina to the late Dwight and Willene Huff Roberts. Rufus was called home to be with the Lord peacefully on Tuesday; May 1, 2018 at his home in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Rufus was employed by Freightliner as a custodian and he also worked at AB Carter.  Rufus was awarded the Music Servant of the Lord award by the Hope Family.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father: Dwight Roberts; his mother: Willene Huff Roberts; his son: Randy Roberts; brothers: Ralph Roberts and Genie Roberts; and sister: Ruth Hanes.

He leaves to cherish precious memories to his wife of thirty-two years: Jeannie Roberts; his children: Cynthia Rodgers, Shelia Moore, Dianne (Michael) Hill, Alma Love, Scott (Anglia) Roberts, Mary Alfred, Phyllis Roberts and Melissa McDonald; brothers: Leroy (Willie) Roberts, Benny Lee (Brenda) Roberts, and James (Brenda) Roberts; sisters: Dorothy Dye, Sue Lee, and Sharon Roberts; sister-in-law: Betty Roberts and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral: Friday; May 4, 2018; 3:00 p.m.; First United Methodist Church-190 E. Franklin Blvd, Gastonia

Visitation: one hour before the service at the church
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  • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gregory Funeral Service
  • Thursday, May 03, 2018
    Rufus was such a blessing to everyone including me me and I will miss him. He was a wounderful friend and now He's singing and worshipping around the throne of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    ~ Austin Beavers   Gastonia, NC
  • Thursday, May 03, 2018
    Continue to sing for the Lord for he is worthy to be praise while you are resting in the arms of our God...Rest peacefully forever and always!
    ~ Faye   Garner, NC
  • Sunday, May 06, 2018
    Please accept my sincere regrets for your loss. Death is never an easy thing to have to deal with. The bible does provide us with comfort and hope in times such as these. Revelation 21:4 says that God will wipe every tear from our eyes and death and pain will be no more, this is especially comforting since we know this scripture has to be referring to the earth because these things don't exist in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    ~ Lisa L   Gastonia, NC
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    It saddens us to know you are mourning the loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 34:18. It reads: “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). What a joy it will be to welcome back to life your loved ones who are asleep in death!! You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018
    Thinking about you today grandpa. Thinking about your twin (daddy). Wishing I had more time to know you better. But I thank God for the moments we did have. Love your granddaughter.
    ~ Tish Rowe Rendleman   Dallas, NC