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Bishop Mai Barclay Roberts

Sunrise: Saturday, October 29, 1921
Sunset: Monday, January 28, 2019

Psalm 118-24
This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.

The Roberts, Barclay, and Parker families announce with deep regret the home-going of our beloved Bishop, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, “Mormor” (mother’s mother), Spiritual Mother and friend. Bishop Roberts died peacefully in her sleep on January 28, 2019 at her home in Congo Town, Liberia surrounded by family and listening to her favorite hymn, “Lead Me, Guide Me.”

Bishop Roberts leaves to mourn her loss, her children, Ida Johansson (Rolf), Juanita Ramirez, Charles B. Roberts, Jr. (Cathlyn), Wokie Mai Weah (Joseph) Emelda Garwuo, Hannah Daniels, Martha Campbell, (Richelieu), Sandy Roberts, her brothers, Anthony Barclay, Jr. (Joyce), Emmanuel Barclay (Bella), Gerald Barclay, Otis Raynes, her sister, Myra Morris, many grand, great grand, and great great grand children, a host of relatives in Liberia, the United States and Sweden, and her Faith Healing Temple and Metropolitan Spiritual Church families.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Charles B. Roberts, Sr., her parents, Anthony Barclay, Sr. and Sarah Raynes Fredericks, her daughter, Fatima Roberts, her sister, Elizabeth Barclay Cooper, and her brothers, Edwin M. Barclay and Ernest Barclay.


Removal of the body
DATE: Friday, March 1st, 2019
TIME: 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Samuel Stryker Funeral Home

Wake Keeping
DATE: Friday, March 1st, 2019
TIME: 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Faith Healing Temple of Jesus Christ, Bushrod Island

Funeral Service
DATE: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
TIME: 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Faith Healing Temple of Jesus Christ, Bushrod Island

Interment will take place at the Kaiser Memorial Cemetery in Brewerville, Liberia.

All family members are asked to wear WHITE.

Bishop Mai Roberts was a deeply spiritual woman. She began attending the Faith Healing Temple of Jesus Christ (FHT) in 1971, became a full-fledged member in 1973, and in 1975, she was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel.

In 1976 Mother Roberts became the Assistant Pastor at FHT and in 1986, she succeeded the founder of the church, Rev. Mother Wilhelmina Dukuly, as the Pastor and Spiritual Leader of FHT. On October 29, 2006 on her 85th birthday, Mother Roberts was elevated to the position of Bishop, becoming the first female bishop in the Metropolitan Spiritual Churches of Christ, a group of churches with which the Faith Healing Temple is affiliated. During her over three decades of ministry Mother Roberts’ message to the congregation and to the nation did not change: “Jesus heals; Jesus cares; Jesus saves; and God loves you.” Bishop Roberts leaves behind a powerful legacy.

Liberian Contacts:

Charles B. Roberts, Jr. +231 777 512 200
Juanita Ramirez +231 777 516 501
Rev. Henry Saway +231 886 517 510
Dickson Doe +231 777 511 738

Overseas Contacts:
Ida Johansson: +46 73 839 5616
Wokie Weah +(651) 285 3425
Myra Morris +(414) 899 9088