John F. Roberts

Published 1:11 pm Friday, July 26, 2019

“Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. They will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them” (Rev. 14:13).

John Fitzgerald Roberts departed this life on July 24, 2019, at Lakeview Regional Hospital in Covington. He was born on Dec. 5, 1964, to the late Thomas Joe Roberts and Mae Rose Roberts in Bogalusa.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Joe Roberts; his mother, Mae Rose Roberts; one brother, Thomas Wayne Roberts; and two sisters, Elaine Johnson and Tyna “Tonja” Roberts.

He leaves to cherish his memories: the love of his life Jada Owens; one son, Donovan Owens of Bogalusa; three daughters, Tempie Hopper and Jamia Owens of Bogalusa, Deronique Slater of Natchitoches; five sisters, Shelia (William) Roberts, Brenda (Robert) Crumedy, Stephanie (Eric) Yarbrough, Laura (Leverne) Spikes, and Tasha (Brian) McCree, all of Bogalusa; four brothers, Willie (Karen) Roberts of Harvey, Stanley Roberts, Tony (JoLynette) Roberts and Orlando Roberts, all of Bogalusa; five grandchildren, Brittany Hopper, Markayla Hopper, Cazayanna Williams, Laderrika Hopper and Diamond Peters, all of Bogalusa; a special daughter, LaSha Hopper and her daughter ZyCarolyn Hopper; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The visitation will be Friday, Aug. 2, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., with the family hour from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, at noon at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, with Pastor Robert Crumedy officiating. Interment will be in Bogalusa Cemetery.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at