DIANA E. ROBERTS
Ms. Diana Eunice Roberts of 2316 Dellrose Dr., Hopewell, Va., departed this life Monday, April 17, 2017, at John Randolph Medical Center. "Sunshine," as she was affectionately known, was born January 14, 1960. She has lived in Hopewell, Va., for all of her life. She was the daughter of the late Ernest "Bunky" Roberts Sr. and Maywood "Mamie" Roberts. Diana was educated within the Hopewell Public School System. At an early age, she confessed her life to Christ, joined Mt. Hope Baptist Church, and served as a cheerful greeter. She was a long-time employee at the Hopewell Convalescent Center. She was a loving, devoted mother, and friend to many. To her grandchildren, she was the epitome of a "grand" mother. Her bright smile and beautiful spirit would brighten up any room. Ms. Roberts was preceded in death by her mother, Maywood Roberts; father, Ernest Roberts Sr.; and brother, Ernest Roberts Jr. (Big Bug). She is survived by one loving and dedicated daughter, Sharrontae McDowell (Andre) of New Jersey; three granddaughters, Diamond, Jontae, and Jordan McDowell; adoring siblings, Kenneth Roberts (Janice), one devoted sister, Brenda Roberts, Bernard Roberts, all of Hopewell, and Anthony Roberts (Tyra) of Chesterfield; and loving aunt, Alease "Sally" Johnson of Hopewell; sister-cousin, Judy Charlotte; and a host of beautiful nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends that have shared Ms. Roberts' affection. Diana was truly the definition of a fighter and loved each and every one of her supporters, especially her A-Team. Homegoing service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Mount Hope Baptist Church, Prince George, Va. Rev. Dr. Andrew White of Mount Hope Baptist Church, Prince George, Va., officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Sinai Cemetery, Prince George. Since Diana had such a vibrant personality, if possible, the family would like to request bright colors be worn to the service. We wish to celebrate the life of Diana. There will not be a repass after the service. Professional services have been entrusted to the Bland and Tucker Funeral Home, 1500 Arlington Road, Hopewell, (804) 458-5357. Family members and friends may leave an online condolence, www.blandandtuckerfuneralhomes.com.
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