Ryan Thomas Roberts, a devoted son, loving father, and brother, passed away on November 15, 2023 in Jackson, MS. Born on July 4, 1999, to Harry W. Evans and Nancy Diane Hallum.
Ryan's early years were marked by his passion for helping others. Before his deployment, he selflessly volunteered as a youth firefighter in Terry. His commitment to serving his community was evident from a young age and foreshadowed the profound dedication he would demonstrate later on as a member of the military. In his time with the US Army's armored division 155 and overseas tours, Ryan exemplified the true meaning of bravery and sacrifice. As a veteran, he served his country with unwavering pride and dedication. The experiences he had during his military service shaped him into an individual admired by many.
An artist at heart, Ryan possessed a unique ability to capture the world around him through various forms of creativity. Ryan brought joy and laughter to those who knew him. His mischievous spirit and sense of humor were as undeniable as his artistic talent. He had diverse interests that showcased his versatility and drive. A skilled gunsmith with an unparalleled passion for the craft, he dedicated countless hours honing his skills in this field. His dedication to excellence never wavered.
Ryan's passing leaves behind an unfillable void in the lives of those who were lucky enough to know him intimately such as his parents Nancy Noblin and Harry Evans; his son, Finley Thomas Roberts; his fiancé, Adrianna Burnham, and his siblings Lacy Watson (Joshua) and Blake Evans. Ryan's cousins and close friends, Tristen Furrer and Thomas Whittington; and Jamie Roberts (Melissa), Brandon and Bradley Roberts share in the sorrow of his loss.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Thomas Evans and Lou Evans Newman, as well as his maternal grandparents James and Linda Hallum.
Ryan Thomas Roberts will forever be remembered as a remarkable individual who lived life with passion, humor, and an unwavering sense of duty. Though his time with us was cut tragically short, the impact he made on those around him will endure for generations to come. He leaves behind a legacy of service, creativity, and kindness that will forever be cherished.
The family will hold a Celebration of Life at Bethesda Baptist Church in Raymond. A visitation starting at 1:00pm and will last until the hour of service at 3:00pm.
Ryan's wishes to help others in need of a lifesaving transplant has been fulfilled. Both kidneys, heart, liver and pancreas were recovered and anticipated to be transplanted. Ryan will forever be known as a hero that fought for our Country and NOW a hero that saved lives! We know Ryan is and will be greatly missed but his gesture of kindness brings his family and friends some peace.