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Robert Howard Ledbetter
May 1, 1947 ~ October 1, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Robert Howard Ledbetter, 76 of Austell, Georgia, formerly of Cartersville, Georgia also known as "LIght Bulb" passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 1, 2023. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this time of bereavement. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 11:00A.M. at Turner Chapel , 492 North Marietta Pkwy., Marietta, Georgia 30060. The body will lie in state in the church from 10:00A.M. until the hour of service. The family will receive friends on Monday, October 9 2023 at Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Home from 6:00PM - 7:00PM. This service will be LIVE-STREAMED.
Robert Howard Ledbetter was born May 1, 1947 in Cartersville, Georgia to the late Matthew and Hattie Ledbetter. On Sunday, October 1, 2023 Robert was called home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
His friends and family affectionately called Robert “Light Bulb”. To say the least Light Bulb was quite a character! Back in the day he would he would try to make people think he was shy, but he wasn’t. He wanted to be a pretty boy and thought that he was; and most of all he wanted to be the best dressed man in the room, so he could impress the ladies.
Robert was educated in the Bartow County School System, graduating from Summer Hill High School with the Class of 1963. At an early age he joined his family’s Macedonia Baptist Church, Cartersville, Ga., under the leadership of the late Reverend W.E. Stevenson. He later joined Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church in Marietta, Georgia under the leadership of the late Dr. Kenneth E. Marcus. While attending Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church, Robert served in the Ministry of Iron Sharpen, Iron Ministering Young Men and the Golden Agers. He also assisted on the Usher Board. He enjoyed going on cruises and outings with the ministry. The Men Sunday school classes at Turner Chapel made his spirit feel free. The COVID pandemic had everyone down, so he occasionally joined the Class of Kinsley Sackey.
Robert loved his Turner Chapel family and would volunteer to help at all the conferences.
Light Bulb was a hard worker and held many positions during his lifetime; to name a few, he worked for Bartow County Water Plant for three years; sold Life Insurance in Atlanta, Georgia for two years; worked for the City of Atlanta for nineteen years faithfully before he retired. He realized he couldn’t sit still, so he found himself working for the City of Smyrna and after fourteen years there, he finally retired. He enjoyed the slower pace, allowing him time to enjoy his grandchildren and spending more time with his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Matthew Sr.and Hattie Ledbetter; three brothers, David Lee Ledbetter, Hubert Ledbetter Sr. and Matthew Ledbetter Jr.; two sisters, Laura Jean Ledbetter and Betty Ledbetter Hardaway; and daughter, Katrina Chivers.
Robert leaves to cherish his memories; his wonderful, devoted and loving wife, Helen Diane Ledbetter; seven children, Robert D. Ledbetter, Tanya Graham, Carol Ledbetter-Burley (Kevin), Reginald Zachary (Angelita), Stacey Dillard (Daphne), Ramona Jones-Thomas (Hendri) and Regina McCullough; nineteen grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; siblings, Joyce Ledbetter(Clyde) Thomas of Carrollton, Reverend Juanita Ledbetter(Edna) Pierre Louis of New York, James Stanley (Carolyn) Ledbetter of Cartersville, Georgia, Ruth L. Day of Fairburn,Georgia, and Scottie Jane Ledbetter of Atlanta, Georgia;and a very special friend Jerome Peeples, one of God’s most selfless soldiers, truly a friend to the end; and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.mackeppingerfuneralhome.com
Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Service, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements.