Isaac Roberson, Jr. was born July 21, 1953, to Elder Isaac Roberson, Sr. and Eloise Roberson (Young), in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was number five of nine children born to this union.
At an early age, he confessed his life to the Lord under the leadership of his father, Elder Isaac Roberson, Sr. He graduated from Hughes High School in 1972. After graduating from high school, Isaac joined the Cincinnati Police Division as a Police Cadet, working in the Record and Communications Division. While working, he attended the University of Cincinnati and earned an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement Technology in 1975. On August 24, 1975, he attended the Cincinnati Police Academy and graduated from Cincinnati’s 62 Recruit Class. He was promoted to Police Officer on September 28, 1975. During his career, he was known to be an excellent investigator who worked well with others. On December 6, 2003 with 31 years of service and 23 letters of appreciation and/or commendations, Officer Isaac (Ike) Roberson retired from the Cincinnati Police Department. After retirement, Isaac worked part-time at the Great American Ball Park, Cintas Stadium and the Riverfront Stadium.
While working at Becker’s Drug Store as an off duty police officer in Walnut Hills, he met the love of his life, Felecia Brown. Isaac Roberson and Felecia Brown dated and married on September 19, 1981. With this union, they had two sons: Marcus Roberson and Christopher B. Roberson. Isaac was a hardworking man who enjoyed spending time with his family. Ike became caretaker for many. He was known to give rides to the doctor’s office and appointments. Isaac was the comedian at heart. He was known to say something during a family event that would have everyone laughing. He took pride in being able to help others whenever he could. He enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals on TV. In addition to his love for the game, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Christopher and Ayva. When he spent time with brothers and sisters, he was always cautious of his time. When he was ready to go, he smiled, waved goodbye and politely exited. After retirement, he was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. He was a fighter, our hero, and truly, “An Officer and A Gentleman” that never gave up hope.
Isaac Roberson, Jr. received his glorified body on Sunday, May 22, 2022. He was preceded in death by his father, Elder Isaac Roberson, Sr.; mother, Eloise Roberson; sister, Patricia Mineer; brother-in-laws, Napoleon Coleman and Greg Lowry, Sr.; and son, Marcus Roberson.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife of over 40 years, Felecia (Brown) Roberson; his son, Christopher B. Roberson (Jalicia); two grandchildren, Christopher K. Roberson and Ayva M. Roberson; Ivra Brown (mother-in-law) and Archie Houston (father-in-law); his siblings, Mary J. Coleman, Sally Roberson, Horace Roberson (Sandra), Fred Roberson (Letta), Linda Lowry, Darnell Roberson and Dennis Roberson (Teresa); a dear aunt and uncle from Cincinnati, Bettie Sue Allen and James Roberson, Jr.; brother-in-law, Isaac Williams (Eveyln); sister-inlaw, Helen Williams; close family friend, Kathlene Williams; and a host of family and friends who loved him dearly.
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