Jeremy Lee Roberts, aka “Batman”, 35 years of age, gained his long due Angel Wings, September 4, 2018 at his home.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, September 7, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at his home church, Odessa First Church of the Nazarene, Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM, with Reverend Andrew Arp and Reverend Dr. Jimmy Braswell officiating.
Jeremy was born November 26, 1982 to Larry and Paula Roberts in Odessa, TX. He graduated form Permian High School in 2001. He attended college at the University of Texas Permian Basin, where he studied Criminology and Psychology.
Jeremy began studying the art of American Tae Kwon Do at the young age of 8. He was in and out due to his many medical conditions. He obtained many awards including, State of Texas Champion, Regional Champion, and World Champion 17 times. He loved his ATA family across the world not just Texas, but Africa and Brazil as well.
Jeremy had a love for life….Never Failing. Jeremy’s truest loves in his life were his family and friends. His nephews were his life, and he thought the world of them. Jeremy taught people to live every day as it were their last. After Jeremy’s dual transplant…HE LIVED!!! Truly living life to the fullest, from camping in Colorado to Santa Fe, NM with his best friend Kris, to sitting on the beach at sunrise…just him and his Bible. Jeremy knew God and has been given the greatest homecoming.
Jeremy loved his Mama, and she will be forever missing a part of her heart now that Jeremy has made his trip home.
Jeremy and his Daddy cherished their every afternoon lunch dates as he got off from work, and his Dad was leaving for work. Dad will forever miss and cherish the talks about Jeremy’s love of fixing planes.
Jeremy opened the eyes of so many to music, movies, shows (particularly “Game of Thrones”), and the sheer love of life itself.
We the family, of this kind-hearted soul would like to thank Jeremy’s team of Doctor’s in San Antonio, and Midland, TX, who diligently were by our side every step of the way of his journey.
Jeremy is preceded in death by his grandfather, Jerry Lynn Phillips; grandmother, (Nanny), Charlotte Lee Bridges; cousin, Cody Lynn Phillips-Morris; and his nephew, Jace Lee Freeman.
Jeremy is survived by his fur babies, Isley (cat) and Bruce a.k.a. Batman (chinchilla); his parents, Larry and Paula Roberts of Odessa; his favorite sister, Brittany Freeman of Odessa; nephews, Jack Kenneth Freeman, Bryson Jae Freeman, and Ryder McCoy Freeman of Odessa; grandparents, Karen Phillips (Maga) of Odessa; aunts and uncles, Chuck and Rhonda Roberts of Odessa, Edward and Jo Stewart of Englewood, Dennis Stewart of Sommerville, Kenneth and Robbie Phillips of Seguin, Reggie and Kelly Phillips of Midland, Sherri and Ricky Davis of Anna, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and a host of amazing friends who made his life full when he was in treatment for years. We love you guys and girls. Kris and Jacob…there are no words to explain.
Pallbearers are: Jacob Parnell, Logan Roberts, Reggie Phillips, Kris Lynn, Andrew Kirby and Mike Marker.
Honorary Pallbearers are: Jack Freeman, Bryson Freeman, Ryder Freeman, Colby Roberts, Landyn Roberts and Charlie Slaton.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make a donation to celebrate Jeremy's life to the H.U.LeeFoundation.org, Please mention this is made in memory of Jeremy Lee Roberts.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences or share a memory please sign his guestbook at www.sunsetodessa.com.
Paula & the Roberts family,
I am so, so sorry to hear of Jeremy's passing. I counted him among my best of friends when we were younger, and I know I'm not alone! He meant so much to so many people, which is one of the many things that made him so special. I have so many memories of him that I will cherish, and I hope that your own sweet memories sustain you and bring you comfort.
Amy Currie Jordan & Sharon Currie
Amy Currie JordanAustin, TX
I miss your smile, laugh, attitude, both good and bad, that got you through good days and bad days. Now you have real wings Batman and can soar as you please. See you again in a whole new adventure down the road.
Kathy FarberOdessa, TX
I love you and gone to soon! Truely an inspiration. Always Remembered and Never Forgotten!
Prayers Going up for family.
Heather HankinsMidland, TX
Paula and family,
Sending you love, hugs and prayers. May you be wrapped in peace and comfort as you heal from the loss of your precious son. God bless you all.
Stacey Mohesky ArmstrongOdessa, TX
Larry & Paula. We are praying for comfort and peace for you and your family
Michael LowranceOdessa, TX
Jeremy may you Rest In Peace. I am blessed to have known you and your family. I am still in shock “Batman”. You leave many memories and love. I know you are dancing in heaven pain free. You touched many lives and always led by example. Watch over your family and most of all over your amazing mother Paula.one day I will see you again. My sincere condolences to Larry, Paula, Brittany and sweet nephews.love you all. Anna
Anna StarkMidland, TX
Sincere condolences to the family. May God bring them comfort during this painful time
Silvia CasasOdessa, TX
Our deepest condolences to his family and his dearest friends. He was a light to everyone he encountered. I loved seeing all his accomplishments with ATA Martial Arts. RIP Jeremy
Brian & Christy PierceAustin, TX
Deepest sympathy to Jeremy's Family, who were with him every step of the way. It was such a blessing to have known Jeremy; he was an amazing soul: determined, brave, courageous, intelligent, never willing to give up his fight. I He had a wonderful sense of humor and could make you laugh by his observations! Truly fitting is this quote in his shining example: " I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race I have kept the faith."
Morris PettyOdessa, TX
My condolences to the family.
I cannot put into words the sadness I feel that Jeremy is gone. I love y’alls family so much, and I know the love you have for Jeremy. My heart is breaking for you, I love you all!
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious son Jeremy. My thought of him takes me back to that time we all went to Denton and he picked on Brittany the WHOLE time in the car and made her squeal that high pitched squeal and you would turn around an back hand him while driving down the highway. Also, all the softball games with the girls, he was such a sweetheart. May God bless you and comfort you. Many thoughts and prayers.
Debra MillerOdessa, TX