Nov. 1, 1924-Nov. 20, 2017
Mr. John Noble Roberts, 93, and a resident of Bermuda passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Natchitoches. He was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Isle Brevelle to John A. Roberts and Anna LaBomme Roberts. He was the oldest of 15 children who included James, George, Reggie, Edward, Harry, Raymond, Antoine, Kerry, Mary, Eunice, Rosalie, Lucille, Jill and Natalie. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Bessie LaCour; and his wife, Gwen F. Smith Roberts.
John proudly served in the United State Coast Guard and was a veteran of World War II. He received two purple hearts for the injuries he sustained and the loss of his leg on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion. In 2008, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor for his heroic duty.
He always considered Cane River home but spent most of his life in Los Angeles, Calif. Moving his family to California allowed them to become successful members of society and they are forever thankful for the opportunity afforded to them by this act. He was born to humble beginnings but never lost his roots to Cane River. A very hard worker, he never let his disability become a disablement. At the age of 66 he began building his home in Bermuda. He enjoyed fishing and gardening and was especially proud of the roses he grew. He will be dearly missed but never forgotten.
Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Patricia Metoyer and husband Marshall and son, Patrick Roberts. He was blessed with nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and shortly expecting the arrival of a third.
Visitation for John Roberts will be Friday, Nov. 24 from 5-8 p.m. at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Services will be at a later date through Calvary Mortuary in Los Angeles, Calif., with burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.