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James Douglas Roberson, 54


James Douglas Roberson, age 54 of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 11, 1963 to the late John and Theda Roberson of Jacksonville, Arkansas.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. James was always ready to help anyone who needed him, he loved life and lived it to the fullest.

James was preceded in death by his parents and one brother John Thomas.

He is survived by his wife, of 12 years, Janet; daughter Samantha (Jacob) Pettett; son James JT (Tori) Roberson and daughter Samantha Stevens. He leaves his grandchildren Tyler, Hunter, Jacob; his brothers Charles (Edna) Roberson, Vann (Gail) Roberson, Robert Roberson, Victor Roberson and Joseph (Karen) Roberson; his sisters Emily (Max) Nailing, Doris Gall, Mary Thompson, Ruth Whitley, Lois Dereuisserux and Linda (Bob) Melton; as well as a host of family and friends.

A visitation will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in the chapel at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery, Lonoke County, Arkansas.


  • Frances Diane Castleman Posted August 30, 2017 4:31 PM

    Great guy will be missed James

  • Cindy Cline (Ohio) Posted August 30, 2017 5:31 PM

    James was one of the few people that welcomed me and my family when we moved to Arkansas many years ago. We have since left the state but never let go of our love for him and his brothers. I am so sorry for you all but know he is with his wonderful Mother Theda who was truly my Angel when coming to Arkansas. Prayers for you all and you will surely be missed my friend❤️

  • Christy Lynn Neugent Posted August 30, 2017 6:11 PM

    One of a kind!! Your spirit remains!! You will be missed for sure!! Love you James

  • Liz Howell Posted August 30, 2017 8:12 PM

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family, and to Michael Roberson in the loss of your uncle James

  • Mary Jackson Posted August 30, 2017 9:49 PM

    Aww Sweet friend. You will be the Angel that never stops smiling. That gorgeous smile that made as All know you loved us. Fly high James. One of the kindest men I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. God Bless the family.

  • Tori Roberson Posted August 31, 2017 12:46 AM

    I love you so much daddy! Couldn’t ask for a better father in law that treated me just as a daughter. I know the bond between us will forever be! Enjoy your family, no more pain, sorrows or suffering. We will stick together as a family and make you pround. Love you so very much!

  • Judi and Jerry McConnell Posted August 31, 2017 1:11 AM

    We are so sorry to hear that James lost his brave battle. It is very evident that he meant the world to you, Janet. Our thoughts are with you. We know you will have the support of many friends and family members and we send our love your way as well.

  • Rachel Eglite Posted August 31, 2017 12:00 PM

    James had the gift of joy and laughter. He raised our spirits, accentuated the positive, and helped everyone feel at ease. His sharp wit and hilarious banter drew everyone to him and endeared him to their hearts eternally. Here’s to a genuine, fun-loving legend who will leave endless broken hearts behind. You will be missed, James. Until we get to enjoy your company again in heaven…

  • TomTom and Candie Pearsn Posted August 31, 2017 10:16 PM

    You will be very missed James we love you

  • TomTom and Candie Pearsn Posted August 31, 2017 10:18 PM

    U will be very missed,we love you,brother,

  • Dan & Cathy Thomas Posted September 1, 2017 4:13 PM

    He was a kind and loving person who was loved by everyone. God bless him and his family.

  • Laura Woodyard Posted September 1, 2017 5:58 PM

    We are headed right now to visitation and it’s not going to be the same without your laughter and jokes! You helped me get through mom’s and nannys death with your smile and laughter. I’m not ready to say goodbye. You were and always will be one of the best uncle’s anyone could have. Life will never be the same without you in it. I will cherish every moment we got to spend with you! Love you to the moon and back..until we meet again :'(

  • Rusty Hines Posted September 1, 2017 11:13 PM

    He was a great friend of mine as I grew up around Sunnyside addition ! Lost track of him once I went to Sylvan Hills BUT is was always a pleasure to see him when I did !!! R.I.P Brother, save me a seat 😎🙏❤️

  • Carol Person Rounsaville Posted September 2, 2017 1:47 PM

    My sincere condolences to the Roberson family. It has been years since I have seen James, but just like his brothers, he was never without a big smile and a warm hello. My thoughts and prayers are with all of James loved ones, but especially Vann, Vic, Robert,
    and Joe. Much love.

  • Barry Byrd Posted September 2, 2017 8:59 PM

    I have known James since we were kids but I have not seen him in a very long time. For a while we worked together and the rides to get there were always an adventure full of laughs. Rest in Peace my friend.

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