Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Robert J. Roland

Robert J.Roland, 81, of Albemarle passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 in his home surrounded by his loving family. His funeral service will be 11 AM Monday, December 24, 2018 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Combs officiating.  Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory.   The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care from 9:30 AM until 11 AM prior to the service. Following the burial, the family will be gathering at Salem United Methodist Church.

Born June 14, 1937 in Scott County, MS, he was the son of the late Bryant R. Roland and Gertrude Acock Roland.  Mr. Roland was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict and retired from ALCOA. He loved hunting, fishing, and playing any sport with a ball.

Mr. Roland is survived by his wife Joyce Louise Efird Roland of the home, son Jerry Roland (Lois) of Knoxville, TN, daughter Joycelyn “Susie” Burleyson (Rick) of Mt. Pleasant, daughter-in-law Kristy Roland of Albemarle, sister Linda R. Daniels (Gary) of Lena, MS, grandchildren Bryant Roland (Misty) of Albemarle, Keith Roland (Mara) of Concord, Joy Marshall (Aaron) of Durham, Casey Burleyson (Shannon) of Richland, WA, Jared Burleyson of Atlanta, GA, Kaylan Roland of Albemarle, Karmin Roland of Albemarle, great-grandchildren Lucas Roland, Hunter Roland, Mason Roland, Gabriel Roland, Josie Marshall, Branson Surratt, Grant Burleyson, and Miles Marshall.  He was preceded in death by a son Jeff William Roland, granddaughter Kristen Roland, and a number of brothers and sisters.

Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County at 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Roland family.


  • Tracy Shaver Posted December 20, 2018 6:35 pm

    Aunt Joyce and family, I am so sorry to hear this. You are in our prayers. He was a good loving man.

  • Gwen Burris Posted December 21, 2018 6:56 am

    Joyce, My heart breaks for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Cindy Mauldin Posted December 21, 2018 9:11 am

    Joyce and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  • Rita & Everitt Green Posted December 21, 2018 10:22 am

    We are saddened to hear of Robert’s passing. He was the 1st one to get me to start eating catfish. My husband and I worked with him for years at Alcoa. Many prayers of condolences to all of the family he was a wonderful friend and man. 😢😢

  • virginia holland Posted December 21, 2018 12:52 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Mr.Roland passing our thoughts and prayers are with the family what a great guy he was may he rest in peace and suffer no more sending all of our love your way.

  • Rita Jo Culp Posted December 22, 2018 8:58 am

    Joyce and family….I was so sorry to hear about Robert’s passing. He was always such a nice person. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • David Burris Posted December 22, 2018 8:59 am

    We’re so sorry for your loss. Robert was a great friend,coworker, and neighbor. He was a great person that would do anything for you if you needed it. He will be missed by his family and all that knew him. May he Rest In Peace. David & Debbie Burris

  • Sharon and Elton Posted December 22, 2018 9:14 pm

    Our deepest sympathy for the family and friends..May God bless you all ..very sad. Love

  • Vanessa Mullinix Posted December 25, 2018 1:18 pm

    Joyce and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Robert. He was a true family man and enjoyed you all, Family was center of his life. I worked with Robert at Alcoa and he was a good man. My prayers are for the entire family during this time of great loss.

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