Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Pilgrim Jubilee Major Roberson Dies

Sarah Alfred of G&A Productions informed TBGB that Major Roberson, longtime member of the Pilgrim Jubilees, passed away. Mr. Roberson had been suffering from a prolonged illness.

D.A. Johnson of Malaco Records contributes the following:

Major Roberson was born to this world on June 11, 1925 in Gunnison, MS and went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 1, 2010, 11:00 PM at his home in Chicago, IL.

Major Roberson was not only a singer, but an accomplished songwriter, having written several songs for the famed group. His most notable songs were "The Old Ship Of Zion," "The Doors Of The Church Are Open," "Church Song," "Don't Let Me Drift Away," "Exit 100," "He Brought Joy To My Soul," "Me My God And I," & "Testify For Jesus."

Major Roberson is survived by his wife Hattie Roberson, several children, a
host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Arrangements have been scheduled as follows:

Friday, March 12, 2010 7:00 P.M.
"A Musical Tribute"
Gatling Chapel Annex
10133 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, Il 60628
773-881-4111

Saturday, March 13, 2010
Homegoing Celebration
Visitation: 10-11 AM
Funeral: 11-12 Noon

Greater White Stone MBC
3819 W. Ogden Ave.
Chicago, Il.60623
773-762-4113

For more information, to send flowers or cards of condolences, please
contact:

Gatling's Chapel
10133 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, Il. 60628
773-881-4111 Phone
773-881-3925 Fax

Or

Val Grant 708-841-3319

For more information on the history of The Pilgrim Jubilees, please feel
free to visit www.malaco.com.

Photo credit: Malaco Records

26 comments:

Daddy'sgirl said...

My condolences go out to the Roberson family as well as the Jubs...to be absent n the body is to be present with Jesus...stay strong n keep serving GOD...PEACE BE UNTO U!

Anonymous said...

To the Roberson family and the Pilgrim Jubilees, Bro. B.T. Green and the Christian Harmonettes & Bro Rufus Poole and The Stars Of Faith both of Durham, NC would like to send our condolences to you. Our hearts were saddened to hear about Major's passing. Our prayers are with you. May god forever wrap you in His grace and mercy your as you go through this difficult time. Christian Harmonettes & Stars Of Faith.

Anonymous said...

To the Roberson family and the Pilgrim Jubilees,I Prophetess Annie L. Hearns would like to give my condolences to you all on the the home going of Major Roberson. He was such a kind person and he will be sadly missed by all. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this diffcult time.
Prophetess Annie L. Hearns
Mobile,Al

Anonymous said...

Major was my father-in-law I was married to his son on his birthday. He will be so missed. My condolences to the Roberson family and all of his children.

Anonymous said...

We loved Major so much here in Atlanta. The Jubes had many extended Family from all over the world and they touched us in their own way. We miss you Major and thank you for all of the love and encouragement you offered to us all. Never had a bad word to say about anyone. God blessed us with an Angel.

We love you and wish your Family and the Jubes much strength and love. God Bless you Major will you be missed tremendously.

S.Heath-Longino

Anonymous said...

To the Roberson family &pilgram jubilees.
stay strong,for God said, low I'll be with you even til the end of time, in my santified mind,i know, mr.Robinson knew, god was all in his room, one of the few songs he wrote.now walking around heaven still singing and stepping,kicking,leaning on the old oak tree, THAT TREE IS JESUS!! AWESOME WONDERS, AND FEELING FINE, no pain without Gain. riding the old ship to Zion, home at last,thank God almighty, home at last.SAME IN HIS ARMS.

Anonymous said...

To the Roberson Family and the Pilgrim Jubilees, we The Mighty Golden Bells of Raleigh, NC extend our sincere condolences to you in the passing of your loved one "Major". Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God continue to Bless and comfort each of you.

Anonymous said...

NOT KNOWING WHO YOU WERE AS I TOOK CARE OF YOU AS ONE OF MY PATIENTS, ALONE WAS AN HONOR. TO BE ABSENT IN THE BODY IS TO BE PRESENT WITH GOD>. I DON'T ABOUT YOU ALL, BUT THAT'S A GOOD THING. MAY GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY. MONA. SEE YOU FRI NITE.

Anonymous said...

IT'S BEEN AN HONOR TAKING CARE OF MR ROBERSON AS ONE OF MY PATIENTS. DID'NT KNOW THAT WE HAD A CELEBRITY IN OUR PRESENCE. REGARDLESS HE WAS STILL A NICE MAN TO TAKE CARE OF. THE BIBLE SAYS TO BE ABSENT IN THE BODY ,IS TO BE PRESENCE WITH THE LORD. I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU ALL, BUT THAT'S A GOOD THING. MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY. MONA, SEE YOU FRIDAY NITE.

Anonymous said...

The Pittman and Dean, family, are sending their condolences, to the Roberson family..Also the Graham brother's,and the rest of the Jubs, Major's was a brother to them. Major's will be miss..by his bigger fan's from Miss. May God's bless and keep his family.
We remember, God's don't make any mistake, He seen, His flower's getting tried, He puck it up..and plant him in His garden of love, no more pain, no worry,only peace.

perience said...

We the Pittman, Dean, and Davil family..are sending our deeply condolences, to the Roberson family, truly this was a very sad day for our family..Bro Roberson was a God's fearing man..We are also sending our condolences to the Graham's brothers, and the rest of the Pilgrim Jubilees..I know we loved Bro, Major, but God's knew he was getting tried..Brother Major, had did his work while on earth, he travel, from years to years, singing and praising, God's name..You will be miss our brother in Christ's, but he will live on through our heart and soul's with the gospel songs you lelf behind.

May God's send His Angles, to watch over the Roberson's family, and comfort them, and their time of sorrow.

Dean, Pittman and Davis, family.
Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

To the Roberson family and the Pilgrim Jubilees: The family of the late Hanson Strickland, better known as "The Ole Friendly Boy" (some called him "Hamp" or "Strick"), long time gospel promoter in Clinton, NC, would like to extend our sincere condolences to you. Major and the other members of the Pilgrim Jubliees will forever be remembered in our lives. We were saddened to hear of Major's passing, but know that he has gone on to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He will be missed but not forgotten. May God continue to bless you and shed his shining light upon you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Respectfully submitted,
The Family of the late Hanson Strickland, Clinton, North Carolina

nitaharris10@yahoo.com said...

I really don't know what to say, because, my heart is heavy right now and has been since last week when I got the word that my father (Major Roberson) died. Daddy, I am glad you are with the father up above where you always wanted to be. I will miss you coming to Charlotte with or without the jubs to see me and mama, making sure I'm being the young lady you've raised, but, I am happy cause I don't have to worry about you anymore cause you are with the real doctor. Love You Always, Your Loving Daughter, Nita Harris(Charlotte, NC)

Anonymous said...

We have sure lost another gentleman in the industry. I am a big fan of the "Jubes" for more than 20yrs.Major carried himself like a professional on & off stage,God Bless the Robeson Family & the rest of the Jubes. Angelo Breeden-Ral.NC

Anonymous said...

I thank God that HE gave me the oppertunity to be apart of The Pilgrim Jubilees for about 2 years and share the stage with my friend Major Roberson on many programs. Not only was he a great singer and great man, he also was a good friend. It was an honor to have known him and sang with him. To the Roberson Family, we offer our condolences and to The Jubes, my thoughts and prayers are with you my brothers. We'll miss you, Major. Tony Hawkins & Family, Raleigh, N.C.

Henry Greenville SC said...

Today, March 13,2010, was when I first learned of the spiritual transition of Mr. Major Roberson. I was really saddened to learn of this. He was truly blessed to have been with us for 85 years. The "Jubes" were my father's favorite group and we were a part of a local group that sang many songs made popular by the "Jubes". Rest in peace Major.

Anonymous said...

I am really sorry for your lost may God bless you and strengthen you. Major Roberson will truly be missed. We love you Major Roberson but God loves you best.
McDaniel Family
South Carolina

Robin Shaw said...

My name is Robin Shaw. I'm the daughter of Major Roberson. I just recently found out about my father's passing. I was so shocked. I'm still shocked. I didn't have my father around me alot as a child but he did his best to keep in contact with me. He would always make sure i made it to Milwaukee to see him when the jubes would come sing. My father always acknowledged me as his little girl and i know he loved me. He called me about 2 years ago the day after i got married. That ment the world to me since he was sick and couldn't make it. I know my father is in a better place painfree and looking down on me and my children. Daddy I love you and I will never forget you. Love your daughter Robin.

Evelyn said...

I am saddened to hear about Mr. Roberson's death. It's if the Lord said come on home and sing for me in heaven. You have given your all on earth. I will miss him singing and shouting in the background on so many songs with the Jubes. Rest in peace Mr. Roberson God sure annointed you and I'm sure you were truly saved to have sang like that. My condolences to the family and the Jubes.

Anonymous said...

I just saw this article concerning Mahor Roberson. How saddened I was. It brought back memories listening to the Pilgrim Jubilees. This is one of my favorite groups. I truly enjoyed watching, Cleve, Clay, Ben and the Major, also Bobo on drums and the guitar players. I just been watching them perform on youtube. My dad use to take me hear them as a little girl. It was his favorite group. I'm so sorry to hear about his passing, however he finished his course and their is a crown laid up in heaven. God bless mrs. Roberson and family.

Anonymous said...

I AM THE DAUGTHER OF MAJOR ROBERSON I HAVE SISTERS BROTHER I DONT KNOW I WOULD LIK TO MEET YOU MY NAME IS PATRICIA .YOU ARE LOVE.IF YOU WANT TO MEET OR TALK TO ME POST ON YOUR COMMENT. HOPE I HEAR FROM YOU SOON.YOUR SISTER

Bob Marovich said...

Hello, Patricia -- feel free to send me an email at bob@gospelmemories.com.

Anonymous said...

People are many different things to many different people. To you maybe he was a good man...but to me he was a child molesting dog. MAY HE REST IN SHIT!

Anonymous said...

Such nasty words coming from a filthy mouth.may you find Peace.

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Anonymous said...

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