He spent 3 years at Conception Abby, two years at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary getting his Bachelor's in Philosophy, then studied at Pontificia UniversitÓ in Rome, Italy and currently was working on his education degree in English Literature.

Our beloved Nicholas Eric Roberts, 36, went to be with his Lord on April 30 while at home in Gravois Mills. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri on August 16, 1980.

Nicholas loved the fine arts, theater, music, and movies. He had a passion for reading, and was an eloquent writer. He also loved to cook and share new recipes with his family and friends. We will miss his smile and his infectious laugh. He spent 3 years at Conception Abby, two years at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary getting his Bachelor's in Philosophy, then studied at Pontificia Università in Rome, Italy and currently was working on his education degree in English Literature.

Nicholas is survived by his parents, Ron and Denise Roberts; his sister Christi VanHorn and her spouse Marty VanHorn; his brother Mark Roberts and his spouse Amy Roberts; his nephews Austin and Garrett, nieces Paige and Savannah, along with several aunts, an uncle and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Woodford and Joyce Roberts, Louise Hatcher, and nephew Alec Kent.

Funeral services to celebrate his earthly and eternal life will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie on Wednesday, May 10. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. with a Funeral Mass following at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Mother's Shrine, 176 Marian Dr., Laurie, Missouri 65037

"Love doesn't die,

People do.

So, when all that's left of me

Is love,

Give me away."

From "Epitaph" by Merrit Malloy

Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Laurie.