Lemuel Wayne Roberts
Mr. Lemuel Wayne Roberts, 65, passed away on December 27, 2019 at his home in Hamilton County, FL. Lemuel was born June 3, 1954 in Live Oak, FL to the late Clayton Roberts and Maudine Jackson Glisson. He was a graduate of Suwannee High School where he was an award-winning athlete, lettering in both football and track and field, competing in the shot put and in discus throwing. Lemuel worked in Forestry as a Senior Woodsman with Champion for more than 30 years, before co-founding L&W along with his son Wayne in Madison. Lemuel was a big supporter of his community and of the Madison Cowboys Football Program, serving as the president of the Booster Club for many years as well as the play by play announcer on the community radio station. He also helped in many community efforts in any way he could. He also coached numerous community teams in baseball, softball, and volleyball. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching Madison Cowboys and Florida State Football, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Lemuel was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who will be remembered by his family and friends as a generous man. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, DeVesta Ezell.

He is survived by; his wife of 43 years, Janie "Booboo" Elizabeth Roberts; 2 sons, Wayne Roberts, and wife Laura, of Madison, and Clint Roberts, and wife Katie, of Pinetta; 1 sister, LeTrell Simpson, of Gainesville, GA; 7 grandchildren, Summer, Jessie, Madison, Ava, Max, Trey, and Alaina; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

A memorial services were held on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Burns Funeral Home of Madison with Lamar Aman officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. All arrangements are under the care of Burns Funeral Home of Madison. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Taunton Children's Home at PO Box 870, Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or at https://www.tauntonhome.net/support-us
Friends may send condolences to the family at www.joepburnsfuneralhomes.com
Published on December 31, 2019


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Mike and Susan Jordan
Dec 31, 2019
Elizabeth, so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family.
Wallace Wilson and Family
Dec 31, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I wish I could be there for you all at this time. I hope to see you soon. We miss you.
David McMullen
Dec 31, 2019
I have many fond memories of Lemuel. He was a great guy when we attended School Together. He lived a good life. I will see you there Brother.