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Joan Eliza Roberts (Killen)

The Killens, Coopers, Roberts, McCarthys, Duncans, Drapers, Greens and Russes, regret to announce the death in her 89th year of Joan Eliza Roberts (Killen), effectionately called “Sis Joe, Cousin Joe or Joe Roberts”. She was predeceased by her sons Erna Rex and Hartzell Augustus G. Killen, Jr. This sad event occurred on Saturday, August 28, 2010, at the Clara Maass Hospital in Belleville, New Jersey.

Joan E. Roberts leaves to mourn her children and precious Jewels: E. Delano Cooper (Newark, New Jersey); Warren H. Cooper, Jr. (Greenville, Sinoe County); Arnold V. Cooper (Monrovia, Liberia); Eliza Hudson Zonn (Orange, New Jersey); Foster R. H. Killen II (Brooklyn Center, Minnesota); Erna Rex Killen (Accra, Ghana); Jemima N. Killen (Newark, New Jersey); Kau Konah Killen (Newark, New Jersey); William N. Killen (Sayreville, New Jersey); J. Alfred Killen (Newark, New Jersey); and Alphonso N. Killen (Dover, Delaware)

She also leaves to mourn her beloved brothers William M. Roberts, Sr. (Monrovia, Liberia); Ishmael G. Roberts, Sr. (Newark, New Jersey); and James Faye Roberts (Monrovia, Liberia); her Jehovah’s Witness sister, Ms. Bertha Davis, her 1st Street friend, Ms. Eliza Freeman, her cousin, Emma Monger Barclay, and her daughter, Sue Deshield; grand/great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives, and friends in Liberia/Africa, Europe and the United States of America.

FUNERAL SERVICES of the remains of the Late Joan Eliza Roberts (Killen) will be held on September 17 and 18 respectively.

WAKE-KEEPING: Friday, September 17, 2010 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Whigham Funeral Home on 580 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Newark, New Jersey 07102.

FUNERAL DISCOURSE: Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on 242 South 8th Street, Newark, New Jersey 07103.

CREMATION: Fairmount Cemetery on 620 Central Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07107.

REPAST follows immediately after cremation at the Calvary Roseville United Methodist Church, 400 Main Street, East Orange, New Jersey 07018.

HOTEL ACCOMODATION (in close proximity): go to Use the funeral home address as your landmark to check on accommodation. You will find rate per night as low as $51.

Contacts: E. Delano Cooper (973)393-4506
Eliza Hudson Zonn (973)985-4233
Foster R. H. Killen II (763)222-9992
Jemima N. Killen (401)345-1101
William N. Killen (862)218-2845
Alphonso N. Killen (302)943-7821
Ishmael G. Roberts Jr (973)855-7159


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