April 3, 2024
3 p.m.

Rom Roberts, 94, of Valdese, NC went to his Heavenly home on Saturday, March 30, 2024. He was born on December 26, 1929 in Madison County to the late Furman Roberts and Julina Correll Roberts. He was a faithful member of High Peak Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Usher and worked in church maintenance. Rom was baptized at the church in 1976 and loved his church family. He retired from Henredon Furniture. Rom loved being outside, gardening, woodworking and his morning walks. One of his last wishes was “I can’t go to church but the church came to me” and they did. He was blessed to have his Sunday School class come worship with him one last time at Hospice.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Bee Roberts, Doyle Roberts and Conrad Roberts; sister, Helen Roberts.

Rom is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lula Mae Bass Roberts; son, Michael Roberts and his wife, Jennifer; sister-in-law, Martha Rector (Marshall); brother-in-law, George Bass (Chris); and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be at 3pm Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at Burke Memorial Park with Rev. Shane Ramsey officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to High Peak Baptist Church or Samaritan’s Purse.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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I knew Rom for most of my adult life. He was like a Father to me. Always there, always supportive, always with love. Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

—Lee Cook "Zippy"
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LulaMae I’m so sorry to hear of Roms passing..I remember many conversations with him especially his trips to help the poor children..a truly exceptional person..prayers for you during this time

—Kelly graybeal
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Rom was a truly special friend in my life. Every time I saw him, I'd say, "There's my man." I'd give him a hug and feel his kindness. He was like a grandfather to me and my memories of him will be kept in my heart forever.

—Brooke Norman

We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Rom. I will never forget how he would come over and shave grandpa when he was sick. Rom was a kind and gentle soul. We love you guys and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

—Harry and Denise Lowry

Love each of yall Rom was a very special person. He will truly be missed.

—Janice Triplett

I so loved talking to Rom in the mornings as occasionally i would stop to shake his hand and say hello on my way to work. He walked the neighborhood every day. What a sweet and gentle soul. I will miss seeing him on his morning walks.

—Debra Waddell
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Lula sorry to hear about Rom. Praying for you and family for strength and comfort.

—Penny Mayfield
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Dear Lula Mae, so sorry to hear of Rom’s passing. He was such a wonderful man. I always enjoyed seeing you both. Praying for you and your family!

—Betty Burnette