July 2, 1928 - May 11, 2017
Born in Montclair, NJ
Resided in Plainfield, NJ
Roberta married the late James (Jim) Sherman in August, 1952, where they resided in East Orange for eight years, then moved to Plainfield their remaining years. She worked at Mutual Benefit Life Insurance, in Newark, N. J., as one of the first African American employees and became a stay-at-home mom, caring for Randall and Judith as they grew, until 1969. She attended Union County College, taking classes as an English Major.
She returned to the workforce, as a Dental Assistant, for Dr. Aston Thompson, then became an employee at Abraham & Strauss, until she retired in 1989.
Jim and Roberta enjoyed socializing with friends and family. Jim belonged to various organizations and associations. As Jim was President of an event, Roberta, also had work to do…. She would be pulling things together . In 1992, Roberta and Jim traveled a lot, along with Roberta's sister, Josephine Scott.
Roberta's enjoyed cooking, and shopping. She was noted for her "delicious pound cakes", and showering her children and grandchildren, with gifts.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a generous, kind and loving person, who enriched the lives of those who knew her.
She leaves to cherish her memory to her children, Randall Sherman, Judith Sherman, her grandchildren, Issac Sherman, his wife, Erin, Valiha and her husband, Colin Thompson, her great grandchildren, Tessa Thompson, Cormac and Josephine Sherman, and a host of relatives and friends.
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