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Monday March 25th, 2019
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Bethany Baptist Church
Tuesday March 26th, 2019

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Tuesday March 26th, 2019

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Kirk Emanuel Roberts

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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Sending prayers and condolences from Greater House of Faith Apostolic Church Virginia Beach,Va along with Bishop Dr. John S. Harrell and Evangelist Judith A. Harrell.

Shekinah Harrell Mar 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kirk Roberts

Donna Sutton Mar 24 2019 12:00 AM

To the Roberts Family,
Our prayers continue to be with your family. It seems so long ago that you were on Bolton St. playing with Gloria across the street from our house. Our families will always be connected. We love you a send a special prayer for Sis Roberts who was like a sister to our mom. Evang. Ida B Carney.
From The Carney Family

Angie Carney Willoughby Mar 24 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kirk Roberts

Gloria Sivels Mar 24 2019 12:00 AM

May your fondest memories and reflections bring you some blessed comfort and peace, as the coming days of bereavement approach. While we did not have the joy of meeting them, we are praying mightily for Kirk's lovely wife, Verenda, their children, grandchildren, and extended family. Our special condolences go to Mother Ellie Roberts, Adolphus Jr., Jean R. Barge, John Barge III, Darby, Meghan, Marcus, Joy. Blessings and Favor to all of you. Lovingly, the extended Barge family, originally from Norfolk.

Eve Hasket Mar 24 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kirk Roberts

Angela Twine Montgomery Mar 21 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kirk Roberts

Michael Johnson Mar 21 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kirk Roberts

Stephania Coles Mar 20 2019 12:00 AM

Rob you will be greatly miss and rest in peace. Praying for your family strength through this difficult time. MAY GOD BLESS

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