On Saturday, October 24th, year of our Lord 2020, God
reached down from the heavens and picked up one of his
angels, Robert Lee Flowers Jr.
Robert Lee Flowers Jr., son of the late Robert Lee Flowers Sr. &
Katherine (Evans) Richardson, was born on January 27, 1949 in
Reading, Pennsylvania. Robert was surrounded by his lovely wife
when he transitioned to his heavenly home on Saturday, October 24,
He attended Holy Name High School in the graduating class of 1964.
He was known as one of the greatest baseball players for Holy Name
of his time. After graduation, he attended Reading Area Community
College, while working for Paris Steel Company of Reading.
In 1968, Robert was called to duty for as Armed Forces for the United
States Navy; stationed in Panama.
In 1979 he married Karen M. (Singleton) Flowers and immediately they
became a family. Robert and Karen’s family started with three (3)
beautiful children. Several years later, God blessed them with a
nephew that became their fourth child only through the grace of God.
Robert worked at Carpenter Technology, as a Director of Sales and
Marketing, for 30 years. After retiring from Carpenter, he went on to the
United State Postal Service & PSI Incorporation.
As a young adult, Robert was an active member of St. Peter’s Roman
Catholic church of Reading, PA. He served as a dedicated altar boy.
In June 2009, Robert became a member of the St. John Missionary
Baptist Church under the Leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Bernie H.
Manning. His spiritual journey continued when he began faithful
service with the Men of Honor and Couples Ministry. He was on fire
spiritually. This past February, Robert became an ordained Deacon of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor
Jerry Jones. Robert was truly a Man of God, who was unwavering in
his faith. He remained a devoted soldier for kingdom building, as this
was evident to anyone that crossed his path.
Robert was a mentor to many. He served as an Assistant Coach for
the North West Athletic Association, for 15 years. He was under the
leadership of Mr. John Mish for football and Mr. Guy McKeone for
baseball. Robert continued his coaching career as the Head Girls
Basketball Coach for Cabrini Academy.
He leaves to mourn his loss and cherish his fond and loving
memories; Wife, Karen Flowers; Daughter , Janelle Elaine Flowers of
Muhlenberg; Son’s Robert Lee Flowers III (wife Lizette), Matthew
Evans Flowers ( wife Tara) both of Muhlenberg Township; 6
Grandchildren, Tyrae Shawn Flowers, Jabrea Dominique Flowers,
Gabrielle Camille Flowers, Melyah Mercedes Flowers, Jaxson Xavier
Flowers, and Savanna Rose Flowers; Special Nephew, Eric Henry
Veal Jr. (wife Johanna) Children; Eric Veal, Jahmier Veal, Maziah
Veal, Erianna Veal; Special Niece, Justyce Hollenbach of Harrisburg;
Sisters, Betty Kaye Paige of Michigan, and Jaquelyn Flowers of Silver
Springs, Maryland; Father In-Law Walter G. Singleton Sr. (wife Ruth);
4 Godchildren Micheal Shawn Gilmore, Ashley Megan Singleton,
Janae Singleton, Kirk Glimp; 2 Brother in Laws, Walter G. Singleton Jr
(wife Karla), Andre Gilmore, (wife Winnie); 4 Sister in Laws, Christine
Singleton (Michael), Levina Veal (Richard), Samantha Singleton,
(Matthew), Melissa Singleton; Uncles, Aunts, and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
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