“Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come, why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home. When Jesus is my portion, my constant Friend is He; his eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me. I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free; for His eye is on the sparrow, and I know, He watches me”.
Erma Juanita Perry Roberts, formerly of Elizabeth City, North Carolina and the daughter of the late George and Inez Hurdle Perry and wife of the late George “Bill” Roberts entered eternal rest on November 29, 2020 in Raleigh North Carolina.
She was active as an usher and Sunday school teacher at Holy Trinity Community Church. Erma was a life member of Elizabeth City State University Alumni Association, NC Retired Teachers Association, and a very active member of the Elizabeth City Branch of the National Association of University Women (NAUW).
Memorial Services will be Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Peartree Road, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. We will be adhering to all COVID-19 restrictions and mask will be required for the service.
Erma leaves to cherish her memories 2 sons: Kenneth H. Roberts (Debbie) and Clifton W. Roberts (Alma); 3 grandchildren: Quay C. Roberts, Chad .J Roberts, and Christopher W. Roberts; 2 great- grandchildren Nadeerah El Fahim and Basheer El Fahim; 2 nephews: George M. Johnson and Daryl “Skip” Perry, 3 nieces: Betty Roberts, Denice Johnson and Angela P. Thomas; special friends: Audrey Shields, Mary McFarland, Dorothy Robinson, Barbara Simpson and Rosa Lee Overton and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Expressions and condolences can be sent to Clifton Roberts, 6711 Rockglen Way, Apt 420, Raleigh North Carolina, 27615 or Kenneth & Debbie Roberts, 420 Bradshaw St, Cedar Hill, Texas, 75104.
Beach River Funeral Home is expressing sympathy through sincere service to the Perry family.
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