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Theodore Roosevelt Elder

July 2, 1945 February 14, 2008
Theodore Roosevelt Elder
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THEODORE ROOSEVELT ELDER was a native of Nottoway County, VA. Born July 2, 1945, he was the ninth child of Martha Gladys Elder and the late Theodore Oliver Elder. He departed this life on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at Flushing Medical Center in Flushing, NY. He resided at the Rego Park Health Care Center in Flushing, NY. He graduated from Luther H. Foster High School in 1964. After graduation he moved to New York. Roosevelt accepted Christ at an early age and joined Jerusalem Baptist Church, Blackstone, VA. He was employed at the Holliwood Care Center in Brooklyn, NY for twenty years. Roosevelt was preceded in death by his son, Lawrence and two brothers, Archie Lee and Johnny Elder. He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving mother, Martha Gladys Elder; two children, Crystal and Bryant Coley, both of Brooklyn, NY; four grandchildren, Stefhon, Anthony, Dominique and Elijah, all of Brooklyn, NY; six sisters, Clara Bussie (Leon) of Brooklyn, NY, Elnora Crowder of Baltimore, MD, Morrine Patterson, Gertrude Elder, Corrine Patterson and Shirley Elder, all of Blackstone, VA; two brothers, Charles Elder of Blackstone, VA and Danny Elder (Rene) of Richmond, VA; two sisters-in-law, Lillie Elder of Valley Stream, NY and Hattie Elder of Brooklyn, NY; and a host of nieces and nephews; one devoted nephew, James Elder of Brooklyn, NY. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. from Jerusalem Baptist Church, Blackstone with interment in the church cemetery.W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of the arrangements.
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