Dr. James A. Roberts

11/06/1944 - 01/09/2021

Obituary for Dr. James A. Roberts

James Alfred Roberts was the second child of ten born to the late Paul Ralph and the late Lucy Byrd Roberts on November 6, 1944 at Martin County Hospital in Stuart, Florida. He spent his entire childhood years living in Stuart, Florida.

At the age of six, he began the first twelve years of his life’s education at Stuart Training School and continued that part of his schooling up until his graduation in the year of 1962. He was the keynote speaker for his class at his High School graduation ceremony.

Early during the years of his worldly education at the age of twelve, James had the privilege of being educated about Jesus Christ from his mother Lucy B. Roberts. He gave his life to the Lord and was baptized at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Stuart, Florida under the tutelage of the late Rev. Samuel Collier Sr.

James had a dream in life of becoming a medical doctor, so after graduating from high school, he began that journey by enrolling in school at Florida Normal College (Florida Memorial College) in Saint Augustine, Florida. There, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and graduated in 1966. Prior to graduation, he met and married Elmarva Roundtree. One son was born from this union. From there, he attended Atlanta University where he acquired a master’s degree in Macro Biology.

During the pursuit of his life’s goal, James had to go to work for a few years. He worked as a professor for two years at Grambling State University and for two years as a professor at North Carolina A&T University. Then, he decided to get a PhD. So, he went to the University of North Carolina in pursuit of that for one year.

Finally, he decided to get back on track in quest of his real-life goal. He enrolled in medical school at the University of Wisconsin and graduated in 1977 with his Medical Doctor Degree. He did his Residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He practiced medicine for a few years in Atlanta, GA before moving back home. He practiced medicine in Martin County and mainly St. Lucie County in Ft. Pierce, FL. for many years until his demise. He was on the Board at Lawnwood Medical Center and was instrumental in opening The Hands Clinic in Ft. Pierce that provided care for the indigent.

Please note that Dr. Roberts was called to the Ministry of Jesus Christ and was Ordained on January 21, 2001 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Ft. Pierce, FL. under the guidance of Rev. Howard Coleman.

Dr. Roberts was a loyal dedicated faithful member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity from the time that he joined in 1964 up to his death. He demonstrated this loyalty by becoming a “Life Member.” He genuinely enjoyed the friendship in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity where it is well known that “Friendship is essential to the soul.”

He leaves to morn one son, David Bonner Roberts; two dedicated brothers Malcolm (Deborah) Roberts and Paul (Delores) Roberts; Four loving sisters Agnes Harvey, Pauline Roberts, Sara Alceus, and Evelyn Diane (Norris) Hawkins; two lifelong dedicated friends Richard Days (Hollywood, FL), and Barbara Donald (Atlanta, GA); two Goddaughters, Bonita Mackey (Port St. Lucie, FL), and Jahzara Joseph (Fort Pierce, FL). and a host of other loving relatives, that includes nieces, nephews, and cousins; loads of faithful Fraternity Brothers, friends, and medical patients.

Public viewing for Dr. James Roberts will take place on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 4:00pm-7:00pm at Stone Brothers Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, FL. Omega Service of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will follow beginning at 7:00pm. Funeral services to commemorate his life will convene on Saturday, January 16, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church in Stuart, FL.

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Guest Book

I first met Dr Roberts in 1988 I was referred to him by another doctor. He was very personable from the day I met him. Besides being my Dr for so many years he was my friend. When I would come for my appointment he would always ask about my mom and sister. It truly hurt my heart when I first heard of his illness. I was thankful to be able to see and talk with him one more time before he went home to be with the Lord. I loved him as both a Dr and a friend. I will miss his laugh and his goodness

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Thank You for ALL you gave to help others both physically and spiritually

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Dr. Roberts was Mother's (Mary Ann Carroll) doctor when I came home from active duty. He said Mother was so proud of me, and quite the pistol. He had hoped I could help him in getting her to follow the doctor's orders. He was so warm, compassionate, and personable.

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My thoughts and prayers for the Roberts family. He was a good man and a good doctor. Sgt Tony Cavallaro

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My Family would like to send our condolences to the Roberts Family. i worked with Dr. Roberts and my family worked for him. He was very well respected on and off duty. He will missed dearly for his integrity, character, caring, loving and kindness to all that knew him. Blessings!!!

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I met Dr. Roberts during my family medicine rotation in medical school and he has been an inspiration to me since that time. His love for life and his compassion was evident in the way he got to know not only patients, but also staff and medical students alike. He always stopped to encourage young men and women to continue pushing themselves and to further themselves through education. In the clinic, he sat among the nurses, techs, and students -- teaching, problem solving, and, of course, laughing the whole time. Dr. Roberts was a blessing in my life; I hope one day I can grow to be as humble, knowledgeable, and caring as Dr. Roberts. -- Jim J.

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The passing of James A. Roberts,M.D. has left all who knew him with a large void that will never be filled. Although I was unable to attend his service in Stuart, I was able to attend the memorial service at STONE BROTHERS that was given by his OMEGA PSI PHI fraternity brothers. To say that it was fitting and touched the heart is an understatement. And Mr. Samuel Gaines and all those at STONE BROTHERS did an excellent job as well. My thanks also go to Malcolm Roberts and his wife Deborah. It was the first time we met and not only did they welcome me, but stayed outside with me afterwards while I waited for my ride. Besides being my employer, Dr. Roberts was a long time friend. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, co-workers and former patients. Rest in peace Dr. Roberts. You have earned it by all you have stood for and done. Deborah Conley

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Dr. Roberts was a great doctor.I knew him not only as my doctor but as I worked with him at Lawnwood. He will be missed but he is now in heaven with God no better place to be. All the Roberts family is in my prayers. Barbara

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R.I.P Dr. Roberts! You fought a good fight. Your memories lives on

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My condolences to the family of Dr. Roberts. Look to the hills from where your help comes. Dr. Roberts has transitioned from labor to rest.

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Janice DeLancy 918 S.E.Tarpon Ave. Stuart, Fla.34994 To The Roberts Family's You All Have Me And My Family Deepest Condolences We're Sorry For Your Loss May God's To Strengthen You All!!! Love,Janice DeLancy&Family

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TO THE FAMILY OF DR.JAMES ROBERTS,STARTING OFF WE ALL GREW UP TOGETHER😃HE, HIS SIBLINGS AND MY SIBLINGS..WE ALL WAS CLOSE NET AND LIKE FAMILY..SO I KNEW HIM PRETTY WELL(SOME OF US WENT TO THE SAME SCHOOL..(STUART TRAINING SCHOOL) BETTER KNOWN AS (S.T.T) A HUMBLE MAN (FIRST OF ALL ) A CARING MAN, A JOKER, A DOWN TO EARTH MAN.A LOVING MAN OF (GOD) THEN CAME THE DR.MAN..(DOCTOR JAMES ROBERTS)..TO HIM THAT WAS JUST A TITLE THAT HE EARNED BUT HE WAS NOT HUNG UPON THE (TITLE) WHEN WE BOUT WORKED AT MARTIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL..ON DIFFERENT TIMES WE WOULD RUN INTO EACH ONTER ON DIFFERENT FLOORS..I WOULD SAY TO HIM (GOOD MORNING OR GOOD AFTERNOON (DR.ROBERTS)..HE WOULD SAY TO YOU DON'T HAVE TO CALL ME (DR. ROBERTS) CALL ME LIKE YOU ALWAYS HAVE ( JAMES)..I SAID TO HIM YOU ARE (DR. ROBERTS)..NOT TO YOU SAID WE GREW UP TOGETHERE AND ARE LKE FAMILY.(TRUE) BUT YOU ARE STILL (DR.ROBERTS) IN THIS HOSPITAL YOU EARNED IT..(OK) HE REPLIED) SO YOU WOn'T BE (LEE) IN HERE TO ME YOU WILL BE (ROSA) (OK) (DR.ROBERTS) MYBE ON THE OUTSIDE I WILL CALL YOU JAMES (BUT I DON'T THINK SO.FROM THAT MOMENT ON HE JUST LAUGHED AND EACH TIME WE RAN INTO EACH OTHER ..HE WOULD SAY HELLO (ROSA)AND LAUGHED SOOO (HARD AND CHEERFULLY AS I SAID HELLO (DR. ROBERTS).HIM WITH A HEART SOOO FUL OF (LOVE AND COMPASSION)..WE NEED MORE (DR. ROBERTS)..R.I.P...FAMILY REMEMBER HIS (LOVE.STRONG LAUGHTER,AND COMPASSION)..ROSA &JOE STOUDEMIRE/ JACOBS FAMILY🌷🌼🌺⚘🕊🕊🕊

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My thoughts and prayers are extended to the Family of James Roberts. James and I worked together at Lawnwood Medical Center back in 1984 when her returned to the area. The ministry as well as medicine gave a common bond for mutual respect and friendship. He will be missed. Evangelist Mary Sirmons

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Sorry is such a small word but it is filled with our love and care for the family and friends of this truly special man.Jim you will always be missed.

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My thoughts and prayers are with the Roberts family. Draw close to God and He will draw close to you. He will comfort and strengthen you because He is our refuge and our strength in times of trouble.

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Dr Roberts was an AMAZING doctor and friend. He was my personal phycian as well as some members of my family for over thirty years. He will be truly missed. Thank you Dr. Roberts for your care and kindness also concern at each visit.

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Please know that I will keep your family in my prayers and Dr. Roberts (Jim) will remain in my heart forever. Dr. Barbara Donald, Dedicated Friend, Atlanta, GA

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"A FRIEND"

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My deepest condolences to the Roberts family. I worked with Dr. Roberts for many years. He was an inspiration to all and a valuable resident of St. Lucie County. His Legacy will live on through The Hands Clinic he helped establish. May God comfort his family.

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Sad to hear of Dr Roberts passing. Worked with him for many years at Lawnwood. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

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With sincere condolences to my family. May God sustain you during these difficult times. Love, Rosa Ausby. (cousin)

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I have known this man all of my life. He and his family are like and have been like family. My mother worked for him a number of years in the Ft Pierce office as well as the Stuart office. He was also physician to the entire family. That being said we had and still have a great deal of genuine love and respect for him. He was more than............... This open-ended statement is the best way to describe a man that was not defined by one aspect of his life. He was so much more. We'll miss his laugh and his personality but we'll never forget. And so we sorrow with you family as we remember this man. Please accept our most sincere condolences with all the love and compassion in our hearts. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We as Elohim to comfort you, give you strength and peace during this time of transition. Love always Gladys E Lampkin and the entire Lampkin Family.

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A very good doctor in Fort Pierce he has done a lot in this community he will be missed. (LYDIA AND Lillie)

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Dr. Roberts was a great Friend, Pastor, Leader and Inspiration to all. Roberts will certainly be missed but never, ever forgotten. Larry L. Foote Atlanta, Georgia (Sumter, South Carolina)

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