ROBERTA A LITTLE
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
Celebration of Life for Roberta A. Little
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.
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.