The Master was full of praise when He said, “Well done, my good and faithful servant, with whom I am well pleased.” That is what God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is shouting in the heavens about Donald Terrell Roberts. The angels are singing the Hallelujah chorus, welcoming him home to heaven, where streets are paved with gold. There was no finer husband, father, grandfather, brother, son or friend than Terrell Roberts.
Reverend Terrell Roberts was a man of integrity and loyalty towards his family, friends and his church family. He was jovial, passionate, a giver and always steadfast in his spirit. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren. He cherished being a part of his grandchildren’s lives from fishing, hunting, teaching them to drive and lunch dates at Charles’ Seafood. He did not miss a grandparent’s day at the grandchildren’s school. He was patient and kind, no matter what burden you needed to unload. He was full of the spirit and would say, “I’ve been talking to God about this,” when we had not discussed that issue with him. He had a direct line to God and walked with Him daily. If the spirit led him to preach on an issue that stepped on your toes, he was sorry, but said, “God laid it on my heart”. His legacy will live on through all those that knew him. He united many couples in marriage including nieces and nephews, held many hands stricken with grief from a lost loved one and baptized Lisa, Jay and Alex Branch and many more. He witnessed to many in his everyday walk, not just on Sundays.
Reverend Donald Terrell Roberts is survived by his spouse, Cheryl Lewis Roberts; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Larry Stout, Terri and Greg Branch, and Lisa and Terance Womack; grandchildren, Jay and Alex Branch, Tori and Dallas Bennett, Bobby and Hope Stout; great-grandchildren, Payton and Carter Bennett and Murphy Stout. He is also survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Vivian and Don Story, Marilyn and Junior Bennett, Carolyn and Harry Stubs; many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Joan and Larry Champion, and David and Teresa Lewis.
Rev. Roberts was born February 21, 1941 in Berrien County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Miller Roberts; his parents, Hilton and Velma Roberts, parents-in-law, Joseph and Flossie Miller and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Marie Lewis.
Rev. Roberts passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at Navicent Health in Macon. A private family graveside funeral service will be held for Reverend Roberts at Oak Ridge Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. The Rev. Jackie Connell and the Rev. Dr. Wayne Roe will officiate. There will be a Celebration of Life for Rev. Roberts at Tift Avenue Missionary Baptist Church at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Tift Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 3015 Tift Avenue North, Tifton, GA 31794.