Hewlitt-Winstead Funeral Home
1-2 PM Friday, November 18, 2022, Dixie United Methodist Church, 725 Elks Lake Road,
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
2 PM Friday, November 18, 2022, Dixie United Methodist Church, 725 Elks. Lake Rd, Hattiesburg, MS
Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”
In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on November 12, 2022, and has moved on to his heavenly home. CW4 Jimmie Gerald Roberts (Ret), age 78, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 1/108th AC, 3656th Maint Co., 298th Maint Bn, 106th Spt Bn, & Hq STARC has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. Gerald had worked full-time at the Ridley OMS, CSMS Shelby and McCain to ultimately be the shop supervisor at McCain.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
“Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”
Obituary, visitation, and service details:
Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, November 18, 2022 at Dixie United Methodist Church Cemetery for CW4 Jimmie Gerald Roberts, 78, of Hattiesburg, MS.
He died Saturday, November 12, 2022 in Hattiesburg, MS.
Mr. Roberts was born on March 7, 1944. In 1966 his basic training began at Fort Pol, LA and continued at Fort Bliss, TX. Full time employment began at CSMS at Camp Shelby and he retired at CSMS#2 at Camp McCain. After 45 years of service, he retired from the Mississippi Army National Guard in 2001.
He was a devoted husband, father, and the best “uncle pop” ever.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Ida Roberts; one sister, Mary Jeanes, and one brother, Wayne Roberts.
He is survived by his wife, Perrin Roberts of Hattiesburg, MS; one son, Michael K. Roberts of Jackson, MS; one sister, Elois Fitzgerald of Monroe, LA; six nieces, Tami Glissen, Beth Box, Lisa Bates, Harriett Ann Suggs, Kathy Brennan, and Glenda Johnson, and one nephew, Ricky Jeanes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dixie United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg, MS.
Visitation will be 1:00-2:00 PM Friday, November 18, 2022 at Dixie United Methodist Church.