Celebrating Lives

ROBERTA A LITTLE

ROBERTA A LITTLE

SERVICE:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2020

PUBLIC VIEWING:  12:00 PM

PRIVATE FAMILY MEMORIAL SERVICE FROM 1:00 PM TO 2:00 PM

HOWELL FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL

10220 GUILFORD ROAD

JESSUP, MD 20794

 

STREAMING:

Celebration of Life for Roberta A. Little

https://vimeo.com/event/473259/246eff0dfe

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MOM RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED DONATION TO UNCF (WWW.UNCF.ORG). AS A PROUD GRADUATE OF HBCU, MOM WAS A TRUE BELIEVER OF THE POSSIBILITIES FROM EDUCATION.

 

OBITUARY

ROBERTA A LITTLE

Sadly, we lost a kind soul on Friday evening, November 13, 2020, when Roberta “Bobbi” Little, loving mother of two children, transitioned to her heavenly home at age 82.

Roberta (Bobbi Ann) was born on November 1, 1938 in Maryville, TN to Robert W. Valentine and Gladys H. Porter. She went to W. J. Hale High School and was valedictorian of her class.  She received a BA in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University in 1960.  She obtained a position at the Department of Justice in Washington DC where she worked under Robert F. Kennedy.  She had the honor of attending a state function at the White House during John F. Kennedy’s administration.  During her tenure at the Justice Department, she had the honor of meeting many luminaries during the 60s including Martin Luther King, Thurgood Marshall and Lyndon Johnson.  After the Department of Justice, she worked for the District of Columbia government in Health and Human Services supporting those with disabilities until her retirement.

Roberta enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and her soap operas especially the Young and the Restless.  She loved watching and talking about politics. She was an avid sport fan and devoted Washington Football team fan.  The progression of her multiple sclerosis (MS) slowed her down in her later years. However, the passion she had for talking on the phone, writing cards and letters enabled her to maintain a connection with her family and friends.

She was known for her warm heart, her infectious laugh and her kind and compassionate spirit.  Everyone knew her as “Mom”.

Proceeding her in death were her parents (Robert and Gladys) and her brother (Edwin F. Valentine).  Roberta leaves to cherish her memory, her children Mark (Lea) and Sherri (Steve); her grandchildren: the three Js (Jeffrey, Jaden, and Jason); her brother: Wayne G. Valentine (Gilda): loving relatives: Eunice Marshall; Malcolm Branner (Nevin); Katherine (Kathy) Valentine, devoted caregiver Melissa Oliver and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

 

2 Comments

  • Phyllis ( Valentine ) Henry Posted November 21, 2020 6:35 pm

    Bobbi was my second. Cousin we grew up together , graduated from high school together loved her like a sister. My deepest sympathy goes to family from my family.

  • Marcia Futel Posted November 24, 2020 1:28 pm

    A beautiful tribute to my cousin Bobbi. She was a shining star in our family and I will miss her triumphant spirit. Rest in peace.

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