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Thomas R. Roberts, gospel singer and songwriter who performed in Baltimore and around the country, dies

Thomas R. Roberts, gospel singer and songwriter who performed in Baltimore and around the country, dies

Thomas “Tommy” Randall Roberts Sr., a gospel singer and real estate salesman, died of a heart disease July 19 at Gilchrist Center Baltimore.

The Owings Mills resident was 72.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Cleo Roberts and Lillian Lee.

He was a 1963 graduate of Dunbar High School, where he wrote a song for his graduating class.

He studied at Baltimore City Community College and Morgan State University.

He joined the Army and became a presidential honor guard. Family members said he once witnessed an early-morning visit by Robert Kennedy to the grave of his brother, President John F. Kennedy, at Arlington National...

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