Mr. Bobby George Oglesby, Jr. was joyously welcomed into this new life kicking and crying on August 12, 1969 in Hampton VA. He was granted Fifty One Years Eleven months and nineteen days with family and friends. Having completed his full assignment while enduring much pain, Bobby expressed recently that he was just tired and his earthly body was giving notice. Bobby departed this life on July 25, 2021, in the wee hours of Sunday morning “sustained and soothed by an unfaltering trust” in his Heavenly Father.
Bobby named for his Father, also known as “Pete” was affectionately tagged as “Lil Pete.” Following the model of his Mother, he gave his Heart to Christ under the teachings of Pastor Riddick. He joined Gethsemane Baptist Church and was baptized in his early teens. Among his service to the Lord he enjoyed singing with the male chorus at church.
Growing up in Hampton, he attended the public schools and became an avid sports fan. He was always on the neighborhood basketball courts. He was a defensive end with the Mallory football team in the City Recreation League. When he wasn’t working or playing ball he was riding his bicycle with his friends. According to his friends, “he was an all around good spirited person. He loved having fun and he loved people and was always the life of the party as well as a very good dancer.” He was dubbed “ Mr.5 Star” and he was not less than 5 Stars when he graduated from Bethel High School in June of 1988.
"Lil Pete" enrolled in Va. State College (now University) with a major in Sociology. In his junior year while home for a weekend he and his cousin fell prey to unknown attackers at a local food drive in. He was never able to return to VA State. Thankfully, his spirit and his personality remained in tact.
He was preceded in death by his Paternal grandparents, Mr. James D. Oglesby Sr., Mrs. Georgia Oglesby: Maternal grandparents Mr. Arthur Robinson Sr., Mrs. Maggie Jones Robinson; Father, Bobby George Oglesby, Sr.; Uncles, Aunts, Cousin
Lil Pete leaves to cherish his fond memories, his beloved Mother, Brenda Oglesby; a devoted Sister, Tonya Oglesby Stevens (Jeffery); Nephews: Darius Tobin, Jaylen Oglesby; Aunts: Nellie Whitfield (Patrick); Virginia Oglesby, all of Hampton; Katie Oglesby MD; Audrey Lassiter (Joe) Hampton; Renee Robinson, Hampton; Janet Robinson, Colorado; Great Aunts: Willie Eley, Newport News; Constance Heart, Hampton; Uncles: Arthur Robinson ( Barbara) Smithfield VA; John Robinson, Newport News; Great Uncles: Alton Jones (Ruby); Walter Jones; Eldridge Jones Oknyo) all of Hampton; and a host of Nephews, Cousins, Neighbors and Friends.
Viewing for Mr. Oglesby will be held Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM at C. C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc. .
Services for Mr. Oglesby will be held Friday, July 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Gethsemane Baptist Church, 5405 Roanoke Avenue, Newport News, VA 23605 by Rev. Dr. Dwight Riddick Sr.
Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.
It is the desire of the Oglesby family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The family of Mr. Bobby G. Oglesby Jr., has entrusted his final care to C. C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
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