The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, December 18, 2011 at the Preston Williams Family Center, Carl Peaster Blvd, Montezuma, Georgia. The Rev. Bobby Brown will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, White Line Street, Montezuma, Georgia.
Roosevelt, Jr. better known as “Eater Bread” was born July 30, 1949 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to the late Roosevelt Whicker Sr. and Annie Laura Pink Whicker. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County. “Eater-Bread,” as he was affectionately known, was self-employed. He helped many people in Macon County and touched many lives. He was that friend and that helping hand when you were in need. Macon County is a much better place because he did not only pass through, but he left a loving sign to those he touch along life way. He was a friend indeed.
About 15 years ago, he joined the Macon County Low Riders Club, where he thoroughly enjoyed being a part. He found his extended family. This family developed a love that went from heart to heart.
He is also survived by his Godly family which include six siblings, Ethel Whicker, Warner Robins, Georgia, Joe Whicker, Montezuma, Georgia, John Lee Whicker, Montezuma, Georgia, Carolyn Whicker, Montezuma, Georgia, Evelyn Whicker, Montezuma, Georgia, Nathaniel Whicker, Montezuma, Georgia; a host of nieces and nephews; his extended family include the Macon County Low Riders Club- Charlie Griffin, Eddie Taylor, Nathaniel Rogers, Al Lucas, Jay Nelson, Willie J. Odom, Jr., Raymond Dugger, Walter C. Jones, James Jones, Andrew Griffin, Willie Joe Daniels, Larry Griffin and Henry Searcy; a host of beloved friends which include several devoted, Jay Sutton, Georgia, Sam Rollin, Tom Souter, Spec. Grace, all of Montezuma, Georgia and Carl L. Ethridge, Eva L. Hayes, Cynthia Lynn Newton and Willie B. Walker, all of Oglethorpe, Georgia.
sonceria turner(Sunday, February 24 13 04:16 pm EST)
u used to pass by our house in georgia across the street from damon and lou
TO THE WHICKER FAMILY; WE ALL GREW UP TOGETHER AND I AM SO SORRY ABOUT THE PASSING OF BREAD MY THE LORD FIND A PLACE IN HEAVEN FOR OUR BROTHER AND FRIEND, YOUR FRIEND
JAMES (DAD) BARRON
TO THE WICKER FAMILY: I HAVE KNOWN BREAD ALL MY LIFE, BUT UNTIL MAY OF THIS YEAR I NOT GOTTEN TO KNOW HIM REAL WELL. WE HAD GOTTEN TO BE VERY CLOSE FRIENDS AND WORKED TOGETHER A LOT ON SEVERAL PROJECTS. HE WAS MUCH SMARTER THEN MANY OF US EVER PERCEIVED. THE MORE I WAS AROUND HIM THE MORE THINGS HE TAUGHT ME. I WAS AMAZED TO FIND MYSELF IN AWE OF HIS CAPABILITIES. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PUT INTO WORDS HOW I FELT ABOUT BREAD. WE HAD BECOME GREAT FRIENDS AND I TRIED TO HELP HIM REALIZE HIS CAPABILITIES AND VALUE. DURING THE TIMES OF HIS SICKNESS I MAINTAINED CONTACT WITH BREAD THROUGH HIS BROTHER NATE. I REALIZED THAT NATE WAS A MAN THAT LOVED HIS BROTHER AND I GAINED GREAT RESPECT FOR HIM. NATE STAYED BY HIS SIDE UNTIL THE TIME OF BREADS PASSING. TO NATE AND ALL FAMILY AND FRIENDS, I WILL GREATLY MISS MY FRIEND BREAD WHO I CARED FOR VERY MUCH. MAY HE REST IN PEACE!
CARL L. ETHRIDGE
Was saddened to hear of Bread's passing!! My thoughts & prayers to his family & friends!! I'm going to miss him blowing horn every time he passed our house!!!
Christie & Buddy Windham
Rest In Peace Roosevelt AKA Eater Bread Whicker. To the Whicker Family, May you recieve comfort for the Lord and His word and from your many friends and love ones that hold you dear. Earth, truly has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal
Agnes Hosley Sumner, Baxley, Ga
I remember Eater Bread from childhood and remember the bicycles he made and always enjoyed seeing him fly by waving. May he rest in peace.
Dallas Anderson, Centerville GA
MAY GOD COMFORT THE WHICKER FAMILY IN THESE TRYING TIMES, EATER BREAD WILL BE MISS BY HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS REST ON BREAD.
PATRICIA WALKER AND FAMILY
TO THE FAMILY, EARTH HAS NO SORROW THAT HEAVEN CAN'T HEAL,HE HAS GONE TO A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE HE IS NOW WITH THE LORD. SO GOODNIGHT EATER BREAD. REST IN PEACE.
THE MCKENZIE FAMILY
We will miss seeing see bread riding around town and the county on his bike. I've known bread from my teenage days hanging around town with all of us guys. He was everyones friend and should become a legend of our county. Bread would stop by my home on 128 and we would talk about our bikes and old times. We will keep Bread in our prayers, GOD BLESS YOU BREAD.
sorry to hear of your loss. when someone you love becomes a memory becomes a treasure. my thoughts and prayers are with the family
Ophelia Waters & Family
THE WHICKER FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE FOR THE KIND WORDS, CARDS, FLOWERS SHOWN TO THE FAMILY THROUGH OUR SORROW. GOD HAS PLANS FOR MY UNCLE BREAD. MY UNCLE BREAD TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE HEARTS. ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU.
FROM BREAD NIECE "PATRICIA" FORT VALLEY.
WEEPING MAY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT, BUT JOY COMES IN THE MORNING . MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS AND KEEP EACH AND ALL OF THE BEREAVED FAMILIES . I WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE FAMILY, I'M TRULY SORRY FOR YOUR LOST AND ALSO I DID NOT ATTEND THE FUNERAL AS PLANNED BUT I'M GLAD I WAS ABLE TO PAY MY LAST RESPECTS WHEN "EATER" WAS IN THE HOSPITAL. EATER AND I HAD A SPECIAL BOND I'VE BEEN KNOWING HIM SINCE I WAS ( 8-YRS. OLD ). WHEN I BECAME A TEENAGER I BECAME EATER'S GIRLFRIEND. BACK IN THE (70'S) EATER USE TO WORK ON THE DRINK TRUCK, I WOULD ASK EATER FOR A SODA AND HE WOULD TELL ME, " I'LL BRING IT TO YOU TONIGHT" AND HE DID( SMILE ) AND EVERY TIME HE WOULD PASS BY OUR HOUSE HE WOULD ASK MY DADDY, '"WHERE IS YOUR DAUGHTER?" HE WOULD NEVER CALL ME BY MY NAME. DADDY WOULD CALL ME AND EATER AND I WOULD STAND ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TALKING AND HAVING FUN, HE WOULD TELL MY DADDY THAT HE WAS GONNA MARRY ME ONE DAY. EATER WAS MY BOYFRIEND AND I LOVE MYSELF SOME EATER. NOW MY BABY IS GONE BUT HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN LOVE, FOREVER AND ALWAYS R. I. P.
My prayers are with the family at this time of mourning. Please take comfort in knowing that very soon death, pain and sorrow will be a thing of the past as stated in Rev. 21:3-5. During this time of sorrow, please read the Bible and embrace it for it will help you through this diffcult time. Please take comfort in God's word.
Machel R. Long Orange, NJ
i miss you already babybro
Emma Jones Duncan
R.L.P. TO EXPRESS SINCERE SYMPATHY,AND OURS PRAYERS.GOD BLESS