2018-07-21 / Obituaries

James Robert Royster

Mr. James Robert Royster, age 76, of 150 Ashwood Lane, Timberlake, departed this life Monday, July 9, 2018 in Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. He was a member of New St. James Baptist Church in Timberlake.

He is survived by, one daughter, Victoria Short (Jerry) of Germantown, Maryland; two sons, Elder Patrick Royster (Crystal) of Frederick, Maryland and Pastor James Preston Royster (Nicole) of Welcome, Maryland; three sisters-in-law, Lilia Thorpe of Roxboro, Mildred Speed (Nelson) of Timberlake and Shirley Royster, also of Roxboro; two brothers-in-law, John Harris (Rebecca) and James Ragland (Gertie), also of Roxboro; 12 granddaughters; seven grandsons; five great-granddaughters; six great-grandsons; and a host of other additional relatives and friends.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. at New St. James Baptist Church, 4130 Pixley-Pritchard Road, Timberlake, North Carolina 27583 with the Rev. Lloyd Oliver, pastor, officiating and Elder Patrick Royster providing the eulogy. Burial will follow in the Family Cemetery, also in Timberlake. Visitation will be Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. when the body will lie in state.

Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Directors are in charge of the service of comfort for Mr. James Robert Royster.

Online condolences may be expressed at cunninghamnelsonfuneralhome.com.

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