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Official Obituary of

Columbus Roberson

April 19, 1930 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Columbus Roberson Obituary

Columbus Roberson affectionately known as Daddy, Pops, Grandpop, Lum and Roby passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024, at the Loch Raven VA Community and Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore, Maryland where he had been residing since March 2022.

Columbus was born April 19, 1930, to the late Esther Marie Corey and Fred Roberson in Beauford County, Washington, North Carolina. Columbus enlisted in the army serving his Country in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in June 1953. After relocating to Maryland, he worked as a mechanic at the Campbell Soup Company before retiring in 1988 after twenty-five years.

Columbus enjoyed being with family and friends and making frequent trips to North Carolina. He loved to dress even if he wasn’t going anywhere. Columbus enjoyed working in his yard making sure the lawn was in tip top shape.

Columbus was a former member of Mardela Apostolic Church Mardela Springs, Maryland where he accepted the Lord as his Savior. He also fellowshipped with St. James AME Zion and St. Paul AME Zion Churches, both in Salisbury, Maryland.

Columbus was preceded in death by his first wife Arvilla Roberson in October 1993, his son Columbus Jr. May 1986 and his second wife Barbara (Chandler) in November 2010. He leaves to cherish his memory three daughters Evelyn Dixon (Willie) Williamston, North Carolina, Sonja Young (Rev. Gordon Young Sr.) Laurel, Maryland, and Cynthia Felder (Elder Herman Felder Sr.) Dover, Delaware, 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 31 great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He is also survived by his bonus children, Ruth Payne and Thurston Jones (Carolyn) Baltimore, Maryland, Lillian Kenney (James), Brooklyn Park, Maryland, Sheila and Dwayne Hitch, New Castle, Delaware and Rev. William Wilson, Washington. D. C., one sister, Joan Brown Williamston, North Carolina, brother, John Peele, Bronx, New York, sister-in-law, Dr. Geri Mason, Salisbury, Maryland, longtime neighbors, Mr. Billy Horsey, Ms. Claudia Whitney, and Mr. Robert Morris.     


The Greatest of A Man     

That man is a success-who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.


Psalms 91:1-2

1Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High

will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. a

2I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,

my God, in whom I trust.

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Public Viewing
March 7, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
HOWELL & JOLLEY Memorial Chapel P. A. Funeral & Cremation Services
1213 Jersey Road
Salisbury, MD 21801

Funeral Service
March 7, 2024

11:30 AM
HOWELL & JOLLEY Memorial Chapel P. A. Funeral & Cremation Services
1213 Jersey Road
Salisbury, MD 21801

Interment following funeral service

Eastern Shore Veteran's Cemetery
6827 East New Market, Ellwood Road
Hurlock, Maryland 21643


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