February 7, 1938 - June 7, 2019 Eugene Roseboro was born in Winston-Salem, NC on February 7, 1938 and departed this life on June 7, 2019. He was the son of the late Earl and Ruth Lincoln Roseboro. He was educated in the WSFC schools and is an alumnus of NCCU and a member of WSSU Alumni Association. Gene married and is survived by his college sweetheart, Viola. Also surviving are their four children: Darryl and wife Dana; Leisha and husband Timothy Patterson; Olander and wife Michelle and Kivet and wife Janette. Gene was most excited to welcome each of his twelve grandchildren into the family who are Christian, Makayla, Dara, Theodore, Timothy, Jr., Timia, Tisoko, Brandon, Christopher, Kendall, Jermiah, and Kaleo. Gene and Viola were blessed to become great-grandparents with the birth of Nasiima-Zyrai. Gene is also survived by four sisters: Mildred, Azalee, Bertha and Robbie; three brothers: Ardeal (Diane), Curtis and Samuel. Gene was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Audrey, and one sister, Alice. Gene is survived by a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives (genetically and those he enthusiastically adopted into the family) and friends. Gene, as he was affectionately called, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the American Legion Post 220, Olympic Lodge #795, Salvation Army Advisory Board and the NAACP. Gene lived his faith through service as was evidenced by his participation in organizations which often included leadership roles in the Forsyth County Deacon Union, the Deacons' and Trustee Ministries, Rowan Baptist Association and the Forsyth County Sunday School Union. Gene was also a member of the Church Cathedral Choir. Funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Friendship Baptist Church. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Interment in Salisbury National Cemetery. Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home 727 N Patterson Avenue Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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