OBITUARY

L. Marvin Roberts Jr.

April 15, 1928May 26, 2018

L. Marvin Roberts, Jr., retired owner of North Side Pharmacy, Inc., in Atlanta, GA, passed into glory on May 26, 2018 at the age of 90. Marvin was born in Atlanta on April 15, 1928 to L. Marvin Roberts, Sr. and Martha Middlebrooks Roberts. He graduated from North Fulton High School, attended Emory for two years, and graduated from Southern College of Pharmacy (now Mercer) in 1950. He married Caroline Hodges in 1949 and they were blessed with four children. Upon retirement in 1994 he and Caroline moved to Bent Tree in Jasper, GA, where he enjoyed his favorite hobby of fishing.

He was an active member of Fellowship Presbyterian Church, where he participated in men’s Bible studies and helped maintain the grounds. He was also an active volunteer for several charities in Jasper.

He was preceded in death by Caroline, his devoted wife of 66 years, and his grandson David Benjamin Hawkins. He is survived by his children, Virginia Kinman and husband, Lowe, Kathy Hawkins and husband, Jay, Elizabeth Ann Roberts, and Paul Roberts and wife, Leah; grandchildren Jason (Allison) Hawkins, Mary Beth Kinman, Taylor (Ashleigh) Roberts and Travis Roberts; great grandchildren Benjamin and Patton Hawkins; brother Eugene T. Roberts, brother-in-law Sam N. Hodges and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Fellowship Presbyterian Church in Jasper, GA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fellowship Presbyterian Church, 389 Bent Tree Drive, Jasper, GA 30143, or Community Foundation of Central Georgia c/o Benjamin Hawkins Scholarship Fund, 577 Mulberry Street, Suite 1600, Macon, GA 31201, or the donor’s favorite charity.

Visit www.snowscs.com to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by Caroline, his devoted wife of 66 years, and his grandson David Benjamin Hawkins. He is survived by his children, Virginia Kinman and husband, Lowe, Kathy Hawkins and husband, Jay, Elizabeth Ann Roberts, and Paul Roberts and wife, Leah; grandchildren Jason (Allison) Hawkins, Mary Beth Kinman, Taylor (Ashleigh) Roberts and Travis Roberts; great grandchildren Benjamin and Patton Hawkins; brother Eugene T. Roberts, brother-in-law Sam N. Hodges and several nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • Fellowship Presbyterian Church
  • Community Foundation of Central Georgia c/o Benjamin Hawkins Scholarship Fund

Services

  • Celebration of Life
REMEMBERING

L. Marvin Roberts Jr.

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Jim Vernon ,RPH

July 5, 2018

Dear Marvin,
Thank-You for the 1969-1972 memories & years as an intern at Northside Pharmacy. All of the employees loved & respected you. I remember once you asked me to clean the mens bathroom. I said no. You kindly escorted me into the mens room. In front of me you cleaned it as I watched. All you said after finishing was, " That is how we take turns cleaning the bathroom". To this day I have appreciated your leadership and have passed on many of your attributes. I have now retired from 41 years at Eckerd-Rite Aid. I thank You for your investments you bestowed into me. I am now 68 and I'll catch up with you later. Tell Dr. Shepherd and others you're with,,,,Hello. Brother In Christ Jesus, Jim Vernon

Jan Owens

June 6, 2018

I was so sad to learn of Marvin's passing. I will not be able to attend the service at Bent Tree, but I will be thinking of you all. Marvin was an important part of my life. I enjoyed working for him at Northside Pharmacy and I will always be grateful for the opportunity that he gave me there. I learned so much from him and all of the Northside Pharmacy family about working, being responsible, and getting along with co-workers and customers. Those lessons have followed me throughout my life and helped me in all the jobs that I have had. I will never forget the hours I spent at Northside. It was a warm and friendly place, truly a neighborhood drugstore, soda fountain, and meeting place for a host of interesting people. Sadly, that kind of place is rare in today's world.
Marvin had a life well-lived! He worked hard, served the Lord, and was devoted to his family. His long marriage to Caroline was an inspiration! I feel blessed to have known them and all of your family.

Love to you all,
Jan Owens

JIMMY & DIANNE COLLIER

June 1, 2018

So many fond memories from the late 50's and early 60's when I worked at North Side while in high school, college and Pharmacy School. North Side Pharmacy was a very unique place and would do anything for their customers. Marvin was the driving force and he and Caroline were a wonderful couple. Dianne and I also moved to Bent Tree and enjoyed seeing them from time to time. He will be truly missed. Our prayers are with the family.