James N. “Jim” Roberson, of Lockhart, passed away on June 29, 2012, at the age of 57. He was born on Aug. 19, 1954, to Virginia Dougherty, in Luling, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his mother and his brother, Scott Dougherty, as well as several aunts and uncles.
Jim is survived by is loving sister, Renee Minjarez and her husband, Daniel, of Lockhart; brothers, Kerry Dougherty of Manassas, Va., and Mike Dougherty, of Newbury, England; aunt, Barbara Bean, of Cedar Park; and numerous cousins and friends.
Jim was a longtime client at Bluebonnet Trails MHMR, where he made many friends and enjoyed many lasting relationships with staff and other clients. The family thanks Bluebonnet Trails for everything they added to Jim’s life.
Family will receive friends at McCurdy Funeral Home, from 5 – 8 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at McCurdy Funeral Home in Lockhart, with the Rev. Leroy Pennington officiating.
Heaven’s Very Special Child
By Edna Massimilla
A meeting was held quite far from earth
“It’s time again for another birth,”
Said the Angels to the Lord above,
“This special child will need much love.”
His progress may seem very slow
Accomplishments he may not show
And he’ll require extra care
From the folks he meets way down there.
He may not run laugh or play
His thoughts may seem quite far away
In many ways he won’t adapt
And he’ll be known as handicapped.
So let’s be careful where he’s sent
We want his life to be content
Please, Lord, find the parents who
Will do a special job for You.
They will not realize right away
The leading role they’re asked to play
But with this child sent from above
Come stronger faith and richer love.
And soon they’ll know the privilege given
In caring for this gift from heaven.
Their precious charge, so meek and mild,
Is heaven’s very special child.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Jim’s memory to Special Olympics Texas, 7715 Chevy Chase Dr., Suite 120, Austin, Texas 78752.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, (512) 398-4791.