Infant Tate Ropyr Roberts-Walker, of Rome, GA, is now in his Heavenly home after passing from this life on December 2, 2023, in a Chattanooga, TN, healthcare facility.

                Tate was born on December 1, 2023, in Chattanooga, TN, son of Ms. Brittany Roberts and Mr. Dillon Walker. He was also preceded in death by his grandmothers, Susan Ashley and Jimmie Alice “Mimi” Roberts, great grandmother, Joyous Walker, and his great grandfather, F.B. Jones. Tate was born with Winnie-the-Pooh fully on display in his life. He was a warrior, whose 28 hours here are now rewarded with an eternity in the presence of Jesus Christ.  While he was only here for a short time, he touched countless lives that will forever be impacted by his legacy.

                Survivors include his parents, Brittany Roberts and Dillon Walker; his brother, Branson Walker; grandparents, Jennifer Fuller (Jay), Rhonda Robinson (Tim), Rusty Roberts (Tonya), and Lark Walker (Denise); aunts and uncles, Bryan Walker, Lacey Robinson, Katie Robinson, Cayden Fuller, Hynslei Fuller, Travis Robinson, Christian Robinson, Logan Roberts and Darion Fuller; numerous great grandparents, great aunts and uncles, cousins, and extended family also survivors.

                A memorial service will be held at 6pm on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at West Rome Baptist Church. The Rev. Jarrod Roberts will officiate the service.

                The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4pm until service time at West Rome Baptist Church.

                Honorary pallbearers are to assemble by 5:30pm on Thursday at West Rome Baptist Church and include: Branson Walker, Cayden Fuller, Norman Pilcher, Randy Roberts, Bryan Walker, Logan Roberts, Cody York, Papa Tim Robinson, Michael Courson and Richard Neese.

                Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be may made to the NICU at Erlanger Baroness Hospital, 975 East Third Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403.

                Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of funeral arrangements.