July 15, 1953 ~ January 16, 2020

Born in: Louise, Miss
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Mr. Roosevelt Safer, Jr was born July 15, 1953, in Louise, Mississippi, the son of late Roosevelt Safer, Sr. & Ruth (Earnest) Chatman.

Roosevelt was a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School. He later served in the United States Army National Guard Reserve.

Roosevelt was an active member of St. Mary’s Lodge #14 (PHA) Fort Wayne, Past Master Consistory 66 32nd Degree Mason, Saudi Temple #50 Past Potentate.

Roosevelt worked in construction for several years before retiring in 2008.

Roosevelt was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, friend & the best BBQ no sauce Rib Man this side of the Mississippi. He will be greatly missed by all.

Roosevelt Safer, Jr, departed this life on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 in Rosewalk Nursing Home. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Norlene Safer, his son Marcus Safer, daughters Sebrina-Reneé (Efrem) James, & Mercedes Coppin and son Lamont Safer; one brother George (Joy) Chatman, three stepsons, Cameron, Jeremy & Demarkus (Faye) Pennington, six grandchildren, five step grandchildren & one great granddaughter, six nieces, six nephews, three great nephews, six great nieces, and a host of other relatives & friends.

Roosevelt was proceeded in death by his parents Roosevelt Safer, Sr, Ruth & Earnest Chatman, sisters, Clemmie Redmond & Elsie Chatman-Kelley, brothers Earnest Chatman, Jr & Terry Chatman.


Visitation: January 25, 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

Funeral Service: January 25, 2020 1:00 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

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    • R.I.P my cousin ♥️ from your cousin in LA you will be truly missed. Enjoy your seat at the big table we’ll see you again

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