Edward Rollerson was born May 23, 1950 to David and Flora Rollerson in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the seventh of eight children. His parents were the best parents in the universe, when God created them, He broke the mold.
Edward graduated from Omaha North High School in June of 1968. He attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) for a year, and then decided to work and enjoy life. In August 1990, he returned to UNO receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in May of 1996. Edward was always happy to serve his community. He participated over the years in many organizations some of which included MAD DADS, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, NAACP, and Black Men United.
Edward accepted Christ at an early age at Salem Baptist Church, at that time Christ became the nucleus of his life. In May of 1985, he felt the calling to the ministry; a calling he would rather had passed him by, but in August 1986, he accepted. Edward served as an Associate Minister at God’s Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop T. M. Rollerson, his brother, until his death in 1996. He also served as the Chaplin to the Omaha Police Department. In May of 2000, he founded Fellowship Christian Center serving as Senior Pastor until his death.
Pastor Edward Rollerson departed this life Thursday, March 11, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents David and Flora, three brothers: David, Thomas, and Alton Rollerson: and three sisters, Florence Rich, Betty and Susan Rollerson. He leaves his supportive wife Catherine; wonderful children Edward Rollerson, Adrienne “Dancer” (Shields) Scott of Atlanta, GA, and Drs. Dana (Raphael) Ugwu of Edmond, OK; stepchildren Alicia (Atkins “June”) Maul of Atlanta, GA, Jack (Nakiti) Harper, and Wesley Harper of Atlanta, GA; 13 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Maurice Hawthorne and Joyce McCreary, sister-in-law, Margo Rollerson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, special friends Deacon Jerry Dumas and Willie Hamilton, plus a host of other relatives and friends.
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