October 13, 1948 ~ February 19, 2013


Resided in: Asheville, NC

Jimmy Roberts, 64, of Asheville, died following a long, hard battle on Tuesday. February 19, 2013, at the Charles George VA Medical Center. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he fought like a Marine until the very end against his renal failure, and never complained once. A native of Asheville, Mr. Roberts was a son of the late Loni and Alma Mucklevene Roberts. He was also preceded in death by 11 siblings. His brother, Olvin Roberts, New York, NY, survives him. Mr. Roberts owned and operated Roberts Home Improvements. In addition to his brother, Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife, Sherry Hipps Roberts; son, Jay-lon Qa'id Roberts; step-sons, William Ward and wife Melissa, and Phillip Ward; his "little mo," Dayshia Parker; parents-in-law, Herschell Hipps, Sr., and Judy Lovelace; and four granddaughters. A Celebration of Mr. Roberts's life will be at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. His family will receive friends for two hours prior to the service.

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  1. Jimmy was a good man. He took care of my sister, Sherry. They loved each other very much. I will miss him also. My heart breaks for her and Jay-lon.

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  2. I have known Jimmy for 13 years.He loved his family very much.. He was such a good man,He was like a grandfather to my daughter,He will be missed very much!!!

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  3. I have been with you long enough, even if we didn’t KNOW each other. I wish with every fiber in my being that you all could have had a longer life with Jimmy. If I could take it all away, I would. Please, love you’re memories and *TRY* to keep on keeping on. Each day is a new one.

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  4. Be at Peace with the next phase.
    Blessed with having fond loving memories of Uncle jimmy and family.
    Please be in touch with me
    917 701 8007
    Love Madeline

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  5. Uncle Jimmy’s in a better place right now
    Than he’s ever been before;
    All pain is gone; he’s now at rest;
    Nothing troubles him anymore.
    It’s we who feel the burden of
    Our sadness and our grief;.
    We have to cry, to mourn our loss,
    Before we get relief.
    We know we’ll reconnect with him
    At the end of each life’s road;
    We’ll see his cherished face again
    When we release our earthly load.
    May God Bless and keep you all.

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  6. Sherry & Jay,

    Please hold the memories of Uncle Jimmy as close as your next step. Never miss an opportunity to share something about him to the generations below. Keep his character and personality alive within the family and the ones who shared your love for him.
    All our love,
    Randi & Khelli (Bronx, NY)

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  7. MY SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO MY BROTHERS FAMILY AND FRIENDS, MAY YOU ALL FIND STRENGHT IN MY BROTHERS MEMORIES AND LOVE.
    MAY GOD BLESS AND HOLD US CLOSE

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  8. My wife and i have known Jimmy for over 40 years and we have always been friends he will be deeply missed our prayers go to his family during this time of loss.

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  9. My heart felt sympathy goes out to the Roberts & Muckelvene Family, ‘He will Always be Remembered…. As you share your stories and memories of him, and how much he meant to you, may you find comfort… May God keep you durning this time…..

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  10. On the behalf of the Roberts Family in Connecticut:

    We feel your pain and sorrow at this time, but we know that Jimmy is at peace. Our prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Asks God to give you strenght over the next couple of months, always reflect on the love that Uncle Jimmy shared with each one of us, and know that he will always be a part of us. With much love the Roberts Family.

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  11. I remember Jimmy well while growing up on Livingston Street. Jimmy always had and loved dogs. Jimmy would whistle and his dogs would come running. Although, Jimmy and his brother Olvin was older than me, I knew his parents and brother well. Those were great times on Livingston St with the Blackwells, Walkers, Tutts, Youngs, Smiths, Aikens, Shivers, Youngs and many others. My family was the large Jones family on Livingston St. Deepest sympathy to the Roberts and Mucklevene families

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  12. I remember Jimmy well while growing up on Livingston Street. Jimmy always had and loved dogs. Jimmy would whistle and his dogs would come running. Although, Jimmy and his brother Olvin was older than me, I knew his parents and brother well. Those were great times on Livingston St with the Blackwells, Walkers, Tutts, Youngs, Smiths, Aikens, Shivers, Youngs and many others. My family was the large Jones family on Livingston St. Deepest sympathy to the Roberts and Mucklevene families

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  13. I remember Jimmy well while growing up on Livingston Street. Jimmy always had and loved dogs. Jimmy would whistle and his dogs would come running. Although, Jimmy and his brother Olvin was older than me, I knew his parents and brother well. Those were great times on Livingston St with the Blackwells, Walkers, Tutts, Youngs, Smiths, Aikens, Shivers, Youngs and many others. My family was the large Jones family on Livingston St. Deepest sympathy to the Roberts and Mucklevene families

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