[Funeral Program for E. L. Roberts, December 10, 1966] Page: 2 of 3
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Rev. Ennis Lee Roberts was the seventh child of eight
born to the union of Thomas Wilford Roberts and Victoria
Thomas Roberts. He was born in Webster Parish, Louisiana
and attended school there.
He confessed Christ in his early childhood and was baptiz-
ed in the Salem Baptist Church.
In 1928 he was united in marriage to Miss Rosie L. Worth-
After faithfully working in the church for many years he
answered his call to the ministry in 1934. In 1936, he moved to
San Antonio, and joined Mount Zion First Baptist Church un-
der the leadership of Dr. D. Manning Jackson. In preparation
for his great work he attended Guadalupe College in Seguin,
Texas. In 1944 through Divine inspiration he organized the
Calvary Baptist Church; under the able leadership of Rev.
Roberts the church grew spiritually and numerically. The
church moved to its present location and a building was erect-
ed in 1948; many improvements and additions have subsequent-
ly been made. The church remains today a tribute to the power
of God as it is manifiested in a willing, faithful servant.
Rev. Roberts was president of the Ministers and Deacons
Wives Institute of the Guadalupe District for a number of
years, treasurer of the Baptist Ministers Association of San
Antonio and vicinity, also served as an instructor in the Guad-
alupe Extension Seminar. He loyally supported District, State,
and National work.
Survivors are; his widow, Mrs. E. L. Roberts, one daugh-
ter, Mrs. Bernice Taylor, Los Angeles, California; two sons,
Mr. Quinton Roberts, San Antonio, and Mr. Alexander Roberts
of Oakland, California, three sisters, Mrs. Velma Wardlaw,
Minden, Louisiana, Mrs. Addie Stovall and Mrs. Vera Jefferson,
of San Antonio, Texas, two brothers, Rev. Webster Roberts
and Mr. Harper Roberts both of Chicago, Illinois, five grand-
children and many other relatives and friends.
"For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain"—Phil. 1:21
Qfcie/i of S&MMce
Music "Until Then"... Mt. Zion Fir6t Baptist Choir
Scriptures Old Testament Rev. M. C. Arnold
New Testament Rev. R. Miller Jr.
Prayer Rev. V. M. McClure
Music "He Understands and Says Well Done"
Mt. Zion First Baptist Choir
Calvary Baptist Church in charge:
Tribute Brother J. Walker
Resolution Calvary Baptist Church
Brother H. Bee
Acknowledgements Brother L. Beck
Other Resolutions Mount Zion First Baptist Church
Baptist Ministers Association
Rev. P. S. Wilkinson, President
Guadalupe District Association
Rev. C. William Black, Moderator
Solo "Beams of Heaven" Rev. S. E. Steward
Eulogy Rev. C. William Black
Master of Ceremonies: Rev. J. f. Rector
Vice Moderator, Guadalupe District Associaticn
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