Juanita M. Roberts

Juanita M. Roberts
Juanita M. Roberts of Kalamazoo, Michigan passed away at home surrounded by her family on Monday, January 5, 2009. Mrs. Roberts was born September 14, 1910 in Memphis, TN to Oscar and Daisy (Ferrier) Gomez. She had been a resident of the area since 1935 when she moved from Chicago, Illinois. For over 55 years she was a member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Otsego and had been active in the League of Mary. Juanita was also a member of the Otsego P.T.A. and for 18 years she was a 4-H leader in Kalamazoo. She enjoyed quilting, baking, sewing and gardening. Juanita married Charles Fred Roberts, II on September 14, 1939, and he preceded her in death on January 19, 1987. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sons, Edgar Wallace Taylor and Malcolm Charles Roberts; a sister, Ora Gomez; and a brother, Oscar Gomez. Surviving are 3 daughters and 4 sons, Jacqueline Marie (Tom) Mitchell, Rose Marie (James) Yore, Angela Agnes Roberts, Patrick Andrew Roberts, Ronald Matthew Roberts, Charles Fred Roberts, III, and Jerome Christopher Roberts; 29 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 P.M. Friday, January 9 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. The Rosary will be recited at 8:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Donald P. Klingler celebrant. Interment of ashes at Mt.Olivet Cemetery in Kalamazoo will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Lifespan Hospice of Battle Creek or St. Margaret’s Catholic Church.
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