Lonnie "Bruce" Roberts

September 15, 1933 ~ January 25, 2021


Funeral services for Mr. Lonnie “Bruce” Roberts, 87 of Jackson, TN will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 in the Miguez Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 p.m. with Laraine Waughtal officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Jennings, LA.  A short visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m.

Lonnie “Bruce” Roberts died Monday, January 25, 2021 in Jackson, TN.  He was born on September 15, 1933 to Charles and Hettie Morris Roberts of Alexandria, LA.  In 1955 he met “the love of his life”, Clara Elizabeth “Beth” Davis of Jennings, LA.  They were married on June 16, 1958.  Bruce loved and doted on his wife and children.  He brought joy and laughter to the lives of family, friends and acquaintances.

Bruce’s professional life was spent primarily doing drafting and architectural work.  He retired as Secretary/Treasurer of Justice and Huang Engineering of Baton Rouge, LA.  Following retirement, he and Beth moved from Baton Rouge to Jackson, TN to be closer to their grandchildren. Bruce enjoyed woodworking, photography, reading, square dancing and watching SEC sports.  He was an LSU alum and a huge LSU football fan.  Bruce served as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts.  In Baton Rouge, he was member of Stevendale Baptist Church.  In Jackson, he was a member of Englewood Baptist Church.

Mr. Roberts is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Beth Davis Roberts of Jackson, TN; one son, Karl Roberts of Milan, TN; one daughter, Deanna (Matt) Lunsford of Jackson, TN and three grandchildren, Cara (Brennan) Kolbe of Chicago, IL, Thomas Lunsford and Emma Lunsford of Jackson, TN.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ada Self and Ollie Mae Kelley; and three children, Laurie Roberts, Richard Roberts and Ray Roberts.

Memorial contributions may be made to ARC of Baton Rouge at or Boy Scouts of America at


Burial: Saturday, January 30, 2021
2:00 pm - 12:00 am

Greenwood Cemetery

Funeral Service: Saturday, January 30, 2021
1:00 pm - 12:00 am

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

Visitation: Saturday, January 30, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

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