Obituary of Edward Roper
Edward Roper, son of Maggie Mae Roper and the late Joseph Roper, Sr. was born on August 31, 1948 in Charleston, SC. He was educated in the Charleston County Public Schools.
Edward attended Barber School, and was a trained butcher. Edward held several jobs within the Charleston area but his favorite was being a barber, especially for his nephews.
Edward had a great zeal for life. He loved his family and friends. He loved cooking, eating, and dressing to impress. One of his favorite past times was making pickles out of everything.
Edward’s memories will be forever cherished by his son, Kirk Manigault of Brooklyn, NY; daughters, Latarsha Yvette Nesbitt (Herman) and Elaine Brisbane (Kermit) of North Charleston, SC; mother, Maggie Mae Roper, of Charleston, SC; fifteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; sisters: Lois Fields, Frances Lewis, and Deborah Brown (Alfred), and Oveta Gilliard; Brothers: Joseph Roper, Jr., and Victor Roper (Theresa) all of Charleston, SC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
2 Corinthians 5:8
8 “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
Weep Not For Me
Weep not for me though I have gone
Into that gentle night
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my soul’s sweet flight
I am at peace, my soul’s at rest
There is no need for tears
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years
There is no pain, I suffer not
The fear is now all gone
Put now these things out of your thoughts
In your memory I live on
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife
Please do not dwell upon my death
But celebrate my life