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Henry “Junior” Royal

February 4, 1954 ~ July 22, 2020 (age 66)


Henry Oliver Royal, Jr. the son of the late Henry Sr. and Louis Royal was born, February 4, 1954 in Sampson County and departed this life on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at his home.

Henry completed his high school education at Lakewood High School in 1972.   As a youth, “Junior” as he was affectionately called, was a basketball standout.  “Junior” earned a basket ball scholarship to Winston-Salem State University where he played under the coaching of the legendary, Clarence, “Big House” Gaines. 

He was proceeded in death by three sisters, Priscilla and Sharon Royal and the Reverend Annie Wallace.

Left to cherish his precious memories are: one daughter, Ninette Nichelle Roberts, Fayetteville, NC; sister, Esther Howard (Billy Ray), two brothers, Retired SGM Charles E. Royal, and Aundra Royal (Carolyn), all from Roseboro, NC,

He also leaves two grandchildren Roderick and Nia Roberts; two uncles Ester Royal and Lewis Graham; and three aunts Annie Bell McLaurin, Mary Henry, and Ardessa Lewis; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Private Graveside Service will be held Monday, July 27 at 11:00 at Roseboro Cemetery in Roseboro, NC. Service will be live streamed through Butler & Son Funeral Home Facebook Page at the time of service. Masks are required. 

Butler & Son Funeral Home, Inc.

Roseboro, NC

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 Service Program


Graveside Service
July 27, 2020

11:00 AM
Roseboro Cemetery, NC

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