C.W. Edwards Funeral Home, Inc.: Obituaries

C.W. Edwards Funeral Home, Inc.

Guest Book for Clarence Geronimo Roper
(June 12, 1961 - August 6, 2007)

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Celtic Cross
Kenny McSwain
Cheltenham, MD
August 12, 2007 4:06 PM
Boolah, I feel blessed to have shared the stage with you on many occasions. Your energy, style and musicianship was like no other. You will definitely be missed down here. Like HearBeat says, you and the others that have passed before you "Heavenly Band & Show", yall hold it down and save a spot for me on the front line. God bless you and the Roper family. Rest in peace my brother. Kenny Mac


HEARTBEAT HOSEA WILLIAMS
UPPERMARLBORO MD
August 11, 2007 8:15 PM
HEY BIG DOG ...HOW IS IT UP THERE?..MAN THEM ANGELS GOT THE BEST THING GOING FOR THAT HEAVENLY BAHD AND SHOE ..IGUESS REDDS WILL NOW GO BACK TO THE BASS ..YOU ON LEAD .FOOTS HEAVY ONE AND MACK SHARING DUTIES ON THE DRUMS..SEQUAN SMACKING THEM CONGOS..WELL YOU GET THE PICTURE.LOOK HERE MY BROTHER I WILL SEE YOU WHEN I GET THERE..YOU WERE TRULY THE BEST EVER IN MY BOOK..LOVE IS LOVE YOUR BOY HEARTBEAT!!!!!


Clifton Thomas Jr
Wash. DC
August 11, 2007 12:23 AM
We were just like brothers.The best of freinds.We played music together.I love you man, and I am going to miss you.Words cannot express, what my heart feels.Rest in peace. JR


Candle
Kato
Washington, DC
August 10, 2007 2:04 PM
Just wanted to take a moment and send my condolences to the Roper family and friends. I've known Boolah for many years, and his laugh, style and especially music will truly be missed. And I thank God that I have some of his musical works in my collection, which no doubt allows him to live on!


Kato
Washington,
August 10, 2007 2:02 PM


Sun
Malachai "Redds" Johns
Annapolis, MD
August 10, 2007 2:02 PM
Boolah, Your talents and your presence will be sorely missed. Glad you're in a better place. Redds


C-Jay
Washington, DC
August 10, 2007 12:56 PM
Boolah, you will truly be missed, as a friend, musician and a good man. When I was feeling really down one day, you gave me words of inspriration and lifted me right up. You kept me laughing every time I saw you. I'll never forget you. Thanks Boolah. I Love you today,tommrow and always. C-Jay


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Dennis "Sixxplayya" Atkinson
Capitol Heights, MD
August 10, 2007 12:22 PM
Kinfolks, I remember the first time I ran into you ..I didn't play guitar again for weeks. But you always had that pat on the back for me right after you finished reminding me that I needed more work. It was always good to see you and you always had jokes. I remember your get the money when you play advice "(Some of those bands still hate us lol lol)it made the difference.I remember us tag teaming the wannabe rockers at Guitar Center. Man life will be different. See even now your always ahead of us all. As long as I have sixx strings I can talk to you and you to me. So this ain't goodbye your just doing a gig that we ain't got the chops enough for. God Bless.....


Peace
Wayne D.
Clinton, MD
August 9, 2007 3:13 PM
Boolah, I remember the first time we met. I was eager to tell you how your brother Tony (Antonio) took time out with me as a kid (15 years old) to show me a few things on the bass as well as to encourage me to practice. I was in awe of his skill level (and tone) and he was fast to say, "you should hear my brother on the guitar"!! Once we met, you were just as cool about helping as your brother was. I'll cherish the times that we've played together as well as the many conversations on the phone about music, spirituality and family. Even though I visited you in the hospital on 7/28/07 and witnessed how sick you were, my lasting memory of you will be us playing together at UDC and then heading down to the 501 Club to check out Tony! I pray that you made peace with God and that your soul is resting! Peace & Love, Wayne D.


Luis Peraza
Beltsville, MD
August 9, 2007 4:06 AM
The staff at Atomic Music would like to send our condolences to Mrs. Roper and all else close to "Boolah". Thirteen years we've been open and for all of those Boolah would come in and shred on the guitar inspiring awe to beginners and experts alike! The first time you heard him play it honestly made your jaw drop, even if you were a pro, he was just that unbelievably talented!! The world has truly lost a virtuoso. He certainly made people want to go home and hone their skills! Who knows how many kids he's inspired? The store will feel different without him, he will be sorely missed. We'll miss the joking around, hanging out, giving some out and taking some back and, yes even the "boola-ing" will be missed! No matter how loud it gets in the shop it will seem oddly quiet without him. I sometimes had you in stitches, I'll remember those times. I hope you are resting in peace Clarence, you always hated when I called you that, don't be mad...

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