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USN RET. John Eris Roby, Jr.

September 26, 1943 ~ August 14, 2019 (age 75)

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In humbled submission to the will of God, this precious family has come to promulgate to all that their beloved,  USN Ret. John Eris Roby, Jr., transitioned from this life on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Outer Banks Hospital at the tender age of 75. 

Life Celebration Services will take place on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 11:00 am at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Jarvisburg, NC with Pastor Curtis Brinkley, Officiating.

Interment and committal services will follow with full military rites at the Albert G. Horton Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, VA. He will lie in state on Friday from 10am until time of service. Viewing and Visitation will take place on Thursday at the Funeral Home from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm with a wake beginning at 6:00 pm. The family will also receive friends at the home of the deceased, 1104 Raven Way, Elizabeth City, NC beginning on Monday. 

He leaves behind lots of love and a legacy for: loving wife, Rowena Gregory Roby, of the home; one daughter, Darcel Roby of Jersey City, NJ; two step-sons, Kundu Johnson (Shauntee’) of San Antonio, Tx and Phillip Johnson of Springfield, Ma; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations, is honored to provide Professional Services to the Roby and connected families. 

To send flowers to USN RET. John Eris Roby, Jr.'s family, please visit our floral section.


August 22, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations
609 Hull Drive
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Funeral Service
August 23, 2019

11:00 AM
Corinth Missionary Baptist Church
7300 Caratoke Highway
Jarvisburg, NC 27947

Interment following funeral service
August 23, 2019

Albert G Horton Veteran Cemetery
5310 Millers Road
Suffolk, Va 23434

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