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1975 Willie 2021

Willie Douglas Roberson

August 26, 1975 — August 7, 2021

Bastrop, Texas

On Saturday, August 7, 2021, Mr. Willie Douglas Roberson, heard the Lord say:

“You've fought a good fight and have finished your course and kept the faith, come on home to your eternal rest. “

Willie Roberson, sweetly called “Doug”, was born on August 26, 1975, to the late Milton Roberson, and Vernell Thomas Roberson. in Austin, Texas. He grew up on the Southside of Elgin, attending the Texas public schools, beginning at Elgin Primary, then Johnston High School in Austin. Willie was a Star Football Player and was named in the Golden Eagles Hall of Fame.

Willie grew up with a strong Christian foundation and godly parents.  He was inspired by the words of the Bible and acknowledged Jesus Christ as his Savior at an early age and was Baptized at Winn’s Memorial Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Williams. As he grew in life and wisdom, Willie moved his membership to Mount Carmel Baptist Church with the Reverend Byron Green, Pastor, serving until his death.

On September 3, 2016, Doug was united in Holy Matrimony to Saundra Elise Miller. Their family grew fast sharing love and making great memories.

Doug was a humble man with a big heart, sharing it with his children, spoiling them one by one as he desired.  His grandchildren were a specialty and loved it when they learned to say, “Papa”.  Doug grew up in a large family, having a special bond with his siblings.  He enjoyed trail rides, his animals – chickens, horses, and dogs, fishing, and everything country.

Doug was a gentle giant in true form, slow to anger, but if the GIANT came out…Wow!

He was that kind of man that brought out the best in people

Doug was a hard-working man, he started working construction under his father, Milton Roberson, Sr.  Doug learned fast and worked hard, he worked for Faulkner, and DPR, before going to AMLI, advancing his career to Superintendent. Doug was a faithful and productive employer with the AMLI for fourteen years.  In his career, Doug had oversight of several multimillion dollar projects.  His forte was concrete, often saying ‘the dirt work’. He would manage those projects literally from the dirt until up and running, then on to the next one. Some jobs took him as far as Denver and as close as Dallas, one may see his talents all around Austin. AMLI was another family for Doug.  He was a mentor, a trainer, a helper, encouraging many and making true friends with the crew and Subcontractors alike.

Doug, a God-fearing man, but love Him dearly, is proceeded in death by his parents, two nephews, Samuel and De’Amante and a niece, Christina, and aunts and uncles.

Doug’s legacy will be cherished by his wife of eighteen years, Saundra “Lisa”,  his children Wilnesha Roberson, Glen Miller (his wife), Willtelya Roberson, Shawn Lemon, Wilmetra Roberson, Alajah Roberson, his grandchildren Taivia, Titan, Giana, Grace, Ulanni Miller, Jai Lewis, Zion Lewis, Winter Roberson, and Legend Roberson; his brothers and sisters Michael Reese (Andriea), Milton Roberson, Sr. (Teresa), Kirby Roberson (La Barbera), Kaylan Burse (S.M.), Birthella Roberson, and Bobby Roberson Sr., his aunts and uncles, and a multitude of nieces, nephews and cousins covering three and four generations, many friends from the Cowboy riding clubs and a host of co-workers from AMLI, last but least, the Mount Carmel Church family.

We Lost a Giant of a Man…. Roberson to the Front….

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, August 19, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Home Going Celebration

Friday, August 20, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Lost Pines Cowboy Church of Elgin

334 Roemer Rd, Elgin, TX 78621

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Interment following funeral service

Elgin Latin Cemetery

205 Ochoa St, Elgin, TX 78621

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