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Psalm 23:1-4 KJV The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for though art with me. (Ellen’s favorite scripture)


On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, our giant of a mother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, ELLEN ROBERTS took her final bow. Not a word did she leave unsaid and not a thought did she leave ambiguous. A woman of tremendous faith and confidence in God, she did not hesitate to say what was on her mind when needed. She was the person you wanted in your corner when you were down and out, in a difficult situation or just needed to be heard. She was not afraid to do what needed to be done or to say it! We bid her adieu! 

Ellen leaves to cherish her memory, her children Renee Muriel Davis, Robert Bobby Davis (Sybil) and William Gbolokai (Jackie), her sister Esther, her beloved grandchildren Robert Davis III, Nylla Davis, Brandon Davis, Kema Gbolokai, William Coleman, Christopher Gbolokai, Marcella Lasannah, Jaso Lasannah, Aunty Maud Major, Cousin Abraham Sidifall, her nieces and nephews including Miatta Caine, John and Nazarene Tubman, Amos, Jocelia, John and Catherine Rancy, Elizabeth, Natasha, Bill, Naz, Ben, Lofty and Jan Tubman, Cornelia, Marion and Janet Greene, Wilmot, Julius, Louis and Irene Roberts, Motima George and loved ones in the Roberts, Gbolokai, Caine, Tubman, Rancy, Greene, Major, Sherman, Sidifall, Mills-Jones and Davis families. Ellen’s mother Martha Sherman, daughter Elizabeth Teetee Davis, sister Hon. Jocelia Rancy, brothers in law Hon. John Rancy and Dr. Augustus F. Caine and twelve Roberts siblings predeceased her.

She was blessed with lifelong friends of whom it would be a disservice to name but a few.

Wake and Viewing: Friday, February 8, 2019 at 6pm - 9 pm
Grace Episcopal Church
1607 Grace Church Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Celebration of Life: Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:30 am
Grace Episcopal Church
1607 Grace Church Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Miatta Caine 301-640-8829 (Coordinator-Church Program, Photos, Music)
Capitola Greene Davis 704-649-0167 (Coordinator – Repast and Decorations)

William Gbolokai (Bill) 240-429-5570
Robert Davis (Bobby) 571-225-8172

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