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Kirk Emanuel Roberts

July 21, 1964 ~ March 15, 2019 (age 54)

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Kirk E. Roberts transitioned on, Friday March 15, 2019 at his residence.  Kirk Emmanuel Roberts was born on July 21, 1964 in Norfolk, VA. His parents raised him in a loving family environment. He was affectionally known as “baby boy” by his mother Ellie Twine Roberts and late father Adolphus “Dot” Roberts, Sr. He was a “late” child and a special joy for his family. He grew up in C. H. Mason Memorial C.O.G.I.C., where he sung in the Children’s Choir. Kirk graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1982.

After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army. He served most of his four years of active duty in Germany and returned to serve in the Army Reserves for 12 years. During his tenure in the Army Reserves, he joined the Virginia Department of Corrections in 1990 as a Corrections Officer, where he was employed to-date, over 25 years.  He married Verenda “Cheryl” McCown on April 29, 1994. Kirk returned to active duty for the remainder of his 23 years of military service. He provided security services for over 10 years at G4S. He enjoyed cooking, watching the History Channel and listening to music. He was known for his laughter and jokes. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

His sister Gloria Outlaw preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his memories, his mother Ellie Twine Roberts, wife Verenda (Cheryl), son Ricardo, daughter Ieisha, sister Jean R. Barge of Pomona, CA, two brothers, A. Douglas Roberts, Jr. (Luisa) of VA Beach, Arles Parker (Lisa) of VA Beach,  four sister in-laws, Brenda Palmer, Carolyn Hodge (Michael), Natina McCown, Renae Palmer, two brother in-laws Calvin McCown, Joe Palmer, five grandchildren, Tyajah, Ricardo, Jr., Ramiya, I’asia and Rakari. Two aunts Ida Mae Hall and Carnez Hunter. He also leaves a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

It is the desire of the family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  

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 Service Program


March 25, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment
5873 Poplar Hall Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502

Funeral Service
March 26, 2019

11:00 AM
Bethany Baptist Church
2587 Campostella Road
Chesapeake, VA 23324

Interment following funeral service
March 26, 2019

Albert G. Horton Veterans Cemetery
5310 Milners Road
Suffolk, VA 23434

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