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Roberta Gloria Sherman Blain

July 1, 1948 - December 13, 2017

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High

will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,

my God, in whom I trust.”

Psalm 91:1-2

Roberta Gloria Sherman Blain, daughter of Robert G. Sherman and Theresa King Sherman of Liberia was called home by her Good Shepherd on December 13, 2017 in Laurel, Maryland. Gloria leaves to celebrate her life her three daughters, Weahde Chantal Weefur Greaves (Didi), Therence Roberta Weefur (Teri), Sara Natasha Weefur-Burney (Tashi); her son Francis Blain, Jr. (Mundow); her son-in-law, William Elwood Greaves Jr.; her five grandchildren who were her pride-and-joy, Liam Greaves, Ann-Therese Greaves, Ausar Weefur-Coleman, Nadia Burney, and Chantal Greaves; her beloved cousins whom she loved like siblings, and a close circle of family members and friends, each with their own special relationship with her.

Dear Gloria, Mummy, Glo-Glo, Tante Glo, Glo and all the other names you were affectionately known by, we find comfort knowing that your soul is resting in perfect, joyful peace with Christ, who was the love of your life. We find strength in knowing that we have another fierce angel looking out for us from above. Thank you for the special, indispensable part you have played in all of our lives. Rest well with the One who knows your name!

Funeral Arrangements

The family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Samaritan’s Purse at the memorial page in the name of Roberta Gloria Sherman Blain:

Funeral Service:

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 10:30 AM (EST) at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 14900 Annapolis Rd, Bowie, MD 20715

Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20906 

Several planned tributes will be given during the funeral service. The family kindly requests that all other tributes and stories either be given during the repast or be left on the memorial site we have created as a lasting legacy of her memory.