Rolliner Weatherspoon was born in Sacramento, California on January 10, 1968 to the union of Sonja and MacArthur Weatherspoon.
In his early years, Rolliner attended St. John Missionary Baptist Church and sang in the Children’s Choir, under the pastorate of (the late) Rev. William E. Hights.
Rolliner attended Highlands High School. He was an all-star
baseball player and a track and field competitor. As a young boy, Rolliner spent hours working on bicycles (tearing them down and rebuilding them). As an adult, he displayed a talent for writing poetry and rhyme. He wrote long letters to his dad and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved dancing and would enthusiastically share his skills with anyone who was willing to learn.
Rolliner was an outgoing person with a winning smile and an infectious laugh. To those who knew him best; he was affectionately known as “Lolie,” an endearing nickname given to him by his big sister “Lona.” “Lolie” was a
television character on “Schoolhouse Rock.” Do you remember? “Lolie, Lolie, Lolie, get your adverbs here!”
Rolliner is survived by his children: Vincente Enrique Williams,
Christopher Weatherspoon, Whitney Weatherspoon, Mayloni Weatherspoon, and Malaya Weatherspoon, his loving parents: Sonja McInnis and Rev. Mac Arthur Weatherspoon (and his stepmother, FranceneWeatherspoon), his grandmother: Marie Hightower, his brothers: William Weatherspoon, Alton B. Weatherspoon, Thomas E. McGee, Rev. Mac Arthur Weatherspoon II, Patrick R. McInnis, Adrian J. Weatherspoon, and Daniel R. McInnis, and his sisters: Lona M. Weatherspoon, Chanel Hatanaka, Trina L. Costleigh, and Aziza K. Coleman. Rolliner will also beloved (and dearly missed) by his grandchildren: Mayloni Williams (19), Rshawn A. Herndon (6), Naila Peoples (3), Josiah Baker (2), (and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends).
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