Joseph Henry Roberson, affectionately known as “Joe ‘Butterball’ Roberson,” was born on May 20, 1947, to the late John Henry and Christine Roberson in Moultrie, Georgia. He was the oldest of two sons, of which his brother Christopher, preceded him in rest. Joe attended Albany State University and later completed his degree in Business Administration at Paine College. Prior to completing his degree, he served for twenty years in the U. S. Army, and achieved the rank of Major. Joe accepted Christ at an early age. He was baptized at Mother Easter Baptist Church in Moultrie, Georgia, and attended a host of other churches throughout his life. He was also a founding member of Cornerstone Christian Center in Waynesboro, Georgia, along with his son, Pastor Darius A. Roberson, church founder. On June 23, 1972, he wed Rosa Patterson Roberson in holy matrimony. In this union, he inherited three children, Timothy “Wayne”, Tonya, and Tamala. He added an additional son, Tracy, and Darius was born. Wayne preceded him in eternal rest. In his professional life, he owned a record store in Waynesboro for over twenty years and was known there as Joe “Butterball” Roberson. Joe also worked in the management. He was the Store Manager to multiple grocery store chains. Upon retiring, he spent his years maintaining Roberson Rentals and traveling the world with his soulmate, Judy! They literally traveled the world! He was involved in a host of other social, community, and civic organizations: most revered, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Paine College Alumni Association, and NAACP. Joe leaves to cherish his memory: loving and devoted wife, Rosa P. Roberson; four children, Tonya B. (Lyndon) Poitier, Dr. Tamala P. Brown, Pastor Darius A. (Tanya) Roberson, and Tracy Sherman; grandchildren, Christopher Brown, Crystal Brown, ReKyia Clayton, Aaron Johnson, Aubrey Brown, Aldyn Brown-Thomas, Breanna Derricotte, Tre Derricotte, and Bryant Derricotte; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other beloved relatives, and friends.
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