courtesy of Tresmond Scott and Jerrilyn Capers
Funeral services for Jessie Powell, 74, of Bay City, will be held
Saturday, January 19, 2002 at Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church
at 11 a.m. with the Rev. K. J. Griggs officiating. Burial will
follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane, Texas.
Thelma Roberta Spiller Powell
Thelma Roberta Spiller Powell closed her eyes in her last sleep on Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at 11:20 p. m. in Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston.
While physically active, Mrs. Powell was a faithful member at West Point Baptist Church in Galveston where she served on the Usher Board and was a member of the Mission Circle. She also held membership in the Elks, Eastern Stars and Courts of Calanthe.
In 1995, at the end of a lengthy stay at St. Mary’s Hospital in Galveston, Mrs. Powell moved to Houston. She lived in Houston for nearly two years. Culminating her last stay in Memorial Southwest Hospital, the Lord took from her all pain and sorrow. We thank our heavenly Father for the life she lived among us, and for taking her to the land of Glory as He has promised to all the faithful.
Mrs. Powell leaves to mourn two sisters Nellie Brown and Phema Woodard of Cedar Lane; nephews Joe Dennis Brown of Cedar Lane, Enoch Brown, Jr. of Houston; five nieces Thelma L. Brossard, Gloria Brown, Rayola Cartwright of Houston, Ethel Ward of Cedar Lane, Barbara Akins of Harbor City, California, 10 great nieces and nephews, a host of other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday, March 15 at West Point Baptist Church at 3003 Avenue M in Galveston. The remains will be brought to Shiloh Baptist Church in Cedar Lane for Viewing and burial at 2 p. m. Saturday, March 15.
Daily Tribune, March 14, 1997
Funeral services for Henry “Ricky” Rivera, 58, of Cedar Lane will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998 at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel, Rev. E. S. Fields will be officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane. Visitation will be Friday until 9 p. m. in the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.
Rivera was born in Key West, Fla. on Saturday, Feb. 3, 1940 to Joseph Rivera and Aida Ellis Rivera and died Friday, Sept. 25 at UTMB Hospital in Galveston. He grew up in the community of his birth where he attended public school. He was a good friend and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
Rivera is survived by his adopted father, Alfonso Adams of Savannah, Ga.; step-mother, Arie Anna Harrison of Cedar Lane; step-sisters, Willie Marie Williams and James of Cedar Lane, Bertha Edison and Robert of Carrollton, and Linda Griggs and Mack of Houston; step-brothers, Howard Harrison and Dorothy of Santa Maria, Calif., and Bobby Adams of Key West; also a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and a family of friends.
Pallbearers will be he Herman Johnson, George Spencer, Arthur Jackson, Howard Ross, Sr., James Williams and Dave Ward, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Harrison, Williams Sidney, Jr., Henry Sidney, Bobby Adams, Buster Sidney, Chester Kemp, Sr., and Eugene Fields, Sr.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.
Daily Tribune, October 2, 1998
Rev. Carlyle Roberson Sr., 78, of Wadsworth died in Alvin June 11. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Alonia Williams, Mrs. Eliza Merchant, Mrs. Vinella Fletcher, Mrs. Eva Mae Williams and Mrs. Mageline Barnes, all of Alvin; sons, Lee Andrew and Rev. Carlyle Roberson Jr. of Wadsworth, Thomas Roberson Sr. of Bay City; one adopted daughter, Mrs. Mildred Fletcher of Houston; brother, S. L. Roberson of Houston, 46 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, Saturday, June 14 at 2 p. m. with Rev. A. Franklin officiating. Interment service will be held at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane. Pallbearers are: Stephen Barnes, Thomas Fletcher, James Roberson, Charlie Roberson, Donald Fletcher and Ronnie Dan Roberson. Arrangements made by Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.
Daily Tribune, June 13, 1975
Funeral services for Mr. Lee Andrew Roberson, Sr., 75, of Bay City, was held at 11 a. m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Mother Zion Baptist Church in Bay City, with Rev. K. J. Griggs officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.
Roberson was born in Bay City, Texas, Nov. 17, 1921, to Carlyle Roberson and Harriett Henderson Roberson, and passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at the V. A. Hospital in Houston.
He was a member of Mother Zion Baptist Church where he served faithfully. Among his religious affiliations included his ordination as deacon in June, 1958, a member of the Pastor’s Aide, and one of the organizers of the Celestial Choir. His business involvement for many years was the much loved “Roberson’s Barbecue.”
Survivors include seven sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. James Roberson (Nina), Horace Roberson (Jean), Lee Roberson, Jr. (Nancy), Herbert Smith (Dorothy), Jim Smith (Dorothy Lee), Robert Smith (Margaret) and Floyd Smith (Mary). Also one sister, Mrs. Mary M. Barnes, and two brothers, Thomas Roberson, Sr. and Rev. Carlyle Roberson, Sr. Other survivors include 26 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorotherine Roberson, five sisters, Alonia Williams, Eliza Merchant, Vinella Fletcher, Eva Mae Williams and Almata Roberson, and one daughter-in-law, Dorothy Smith.
Active pallbearers were Horace Roberson, Jr., Ronnie Roberson, James Carl Roberson, Robert Smith, Jr., Roderick Smith, William Smith, Otis Smith and Labradford Smith. Honorary pallbearers will include Horace Laws, Hewitt Wiggins, Booker Holbert, Lloyd Jackson, Everett Gee and Benjamin Scott, Jr.
Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.
Daily Tribune, September 28, 1997
Memorial services for Thomas Roberson, Sr., 74, of Bay City will
be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2002 at Evergreen Baptist
Church in Clute, Texas with the Rev. Carlyle Roberson, Jr. and
the Rev. Larry Griggs officiating. Burial will be at Shiloh
Cemetery in Cedar Lane, Texas.
Funeral services for William Howard Ross Sr, 77, of Cedar Lane, Texas, will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, with the Rev. Michael Riddick II, eulogist.
Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery.
Visitation and guest book register will be held from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, October 17, 2014, at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Bay City, Texas; and from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the church.
Survivors include his wife, Verna Fields Ross of Cedar Lane; three daughters, DeMetra Ross of Brazoria, Wanda Sims (Michael Sr), and Denise Young (Daniel Jr.), all of Bay City; two sons, Will Howard Ross Jr and Patrick Ross, both of Cedar Lane; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Melvin Woodard (Sandra) of Houston; and a host of other relatives.
Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas, 979-245-5197.
Bay City Tribune,
October 15, 2014
Funeral services for Alex Coleman Sidney, Jr., 84, formerly of
Cedar Lane, will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at 1 p.m., at
the Shiloh Baptist Church, Cedar Lane, with the Rev. Steven
Staten, pastor, and the Rev. Murray Griggs, Sr., eulogist.
Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.
Alice Mae Sidney
Funeral services for Alice Mae Sidney, 69, of Bay City, are scheduled for 11 a. m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Cedar Lane with the Rev. C. W. Floyd officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.
Visitation will be until 9 p. m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel and from 10 to 11 a. m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church.
Mrs. Sidney was born July 26, 1924, in Bay City to Phillip and Wilkie Franklin Edison and died May 23, 1994, in Matagorda General Hospital.
She was a member of the Baptist church, the Lincoln Southern District Association, the Order of Eastern Star and the Courts of Calanthe.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Alex Coleman Sidney Jr. of Bay City; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Daisy Louise and John Davis of Dallas, Barbara Jean and Dr. Morris McDonald, Ethel Gladys and Johnnie Batties, Margaret Marideth Sidney and Sherlyn Sidney Jackson all of Bay City; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Don Ray Sidney of Bay City, Alex and Vicki Sue Sidney III and Bruce Wayne and Darnell Sidney, all of Van Vleck; 10 grandchildren, Terence Vaughn Sidney, John Alexander Murray, Adrain Edward Murray, Anaca Michelle Davis, Natasha Nichole Sidney, Alexis Victoria Sidney, Lowell Kent Davis, Fallyn Salicia Sidney, Alex Carlos Sidney IV and Ezra Charles Sidney; a great-grandson; Jalen Sidney; a brother, Gifford Edison of Brazoria; an aunt, Helen Edison of Bay City; seven sisters-in-law, Gertrude Edison and Carrie Edison, both of Live Oak, Beatrice Edison of Brazoria, Ada Edison of Texas City, Maudarine Fields of Cedar Lane, Alice Sidney of Houston and Delores Sidney of Galveston; three brothers-in-law, Carlos Sidney of Campton, Melvin Sidney of Galveston, the Rev. E. S. Fields of Cedar Lane; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends which include the Shiloh Baptist Church family.
She was preceded in death by her first-born, Mary Ann Sidney, 8, and a grandson, Kevin Gabrielle Sidney and several brothers.
Pallbearers are S. L. Bryant, Anthony Edison, Gifford Edison Jr., Herman Edison, Kenneth Edison, Michael Edison, Ronnie Fields, Curtis Franklin, Johnnie Sidney and William Sidney Jr.
Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Batties, John Davis, Gifford Edison, Dr. Morris McDonald, Adrain Murray, John Murray, Alex Sidney III, Bruce Sidney, Carlos Sidney, Don Sidney and Terrence Sidney.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home of Bay City.
Daily Tribune, May 27, 1994
Funeral services for Alice Mae Sidney, 78, of Cedar Lane, will be held Saturday, November 1, 2003, at 2 p. m., Shiloh Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, with the Rev. Steven State, pastor, and the Rev. Murray Griggs, Sr. eulogist. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 3 until 9 p. m. in the funeral home chapel.
She was born in Cedar Lane, Thursday, April 30, 1925, to Ira Griggs and Nealie Tone Griggs, and was called to rest to be with the Lord, Saturday, October 25, 2003, at her residence in Cedar Lane.
Survivors include: one son, Robert Edison and Bertha of Carrollton, Texas; her mother, Nealie Tone Griggs of Cedar Lane; two sisters, Mary Jane Griggs of Galveston, and Louise Johnson of LaMarque, and three brothers, Dennis Griggs of Cedar Lane, Jimmie Griggs of Houston, and Albert Griggs of Maryland; also four grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several great-grands, a host of other relatives and friends.
Active pallbearers will be Lawrence Burnett , Sr., Harold Graves, Jerald Graves, Dennis Griggs, Jr., Wayland Griggs and William Sidney.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.
Bay City Tribune, October 29, 2003
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