Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service

1621 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA


Philip James Roke

March 22, 1955July 28, 2020

Philip James Roke, 65, of Fredericksburg, VA, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his residence.

He graduated from the Greater Nanticoke Area H.S. class of 1973. In 1985, he received Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Wilkes College. At the age of 16 he received his private pilot’s license. He was an active volunteer for 12 years with the Newport Twp. fire and ambulance. He worked as a police officer for Newport Twp. for 3 years before being hired by the Federal Dept. of Transportation. In 2018, he retired from the Dept. of Transportation headquarters in Washington D.C. after 32 years of service.

He was a life member of National Speleological Society, where he enjoyed caving through the local Battlefield Area Troglodyte Society.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Theresa; two daughters, Jessica (Shawn) Mulligan and Jaclyn (Aaron) Nelson; granddaughter, Robin Mulligan; brother, Mark (Debbie) Roke; brothers-in-law, Chester (Theresa) Mierzwa and Michael (Giselle) Mierzwa; dear friends and caregivers, Joyce Hopkins and Toya Giles; and nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mario and Elaine Roke and sister, Lisa Roke Higgins.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel at 11 o’clock, with the family receiving friends an hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to The American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be sent at www.mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, August 6, 2020



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Shannon O'Brien

August 5, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts.

Dave Aland

August 4, 2020

To my friend Jack and all your family. We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories of your father be ones that come soon with smiles and not tears.

Brittany Higgins

July 31, 2020

First, I wanna say I am sorry for your loss. Second, I know we really didn’t send too much time together or talk much but I guess that’s what happens with family sometimes. It’s been a wild ride for our family with gram passing, then my mother, then grandpa and now uncle Philip. I wish I could be there to give you all a big hug but hopefully a virtual one will do. Call or message if you need anything or want to talk. I gave my cell number to Jessica. Once again, I’m so sorry for your loss losing a loved one is never easy. I’ll keep you in my prayers. Brittany and Warren Bacon

Marlene Kluger

July 31, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest sympathy with love and prayers to you and your family. It’s been ten months since Dave has passed and it is still difficult at times, especially with the Covid Virus. Please take care and be safe. Love, cousin Marlene Kluger and Family.


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