D. Roberson a long time
resident of Tampa passed away Thursday morning May 18, 2017, in her home
with her daughter and son-in law by her side. Funeral services will be
held Thursday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at Beulah Baptist Institutional
Church, 1006 W. Cypress Street. Interment will follow in Myrtle
was a native of Jackson, Mississippi and resident of Tampa for over 50
years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in the field of Elementary
Education from Jackson State College and a Master’s degree from
University of Tampa. She was a retired educator of the School District
of Hillsborough County, where she served for 30 years with excellence.
Essie was an active member of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa,
Inc. Alpha Omicron chapter and served in many capacities for over 40
years. Mrs. Roberson served as a Deaconess at New Salem M.B. church and
Beulah Baptist Institutional Church for over 25 years.
pre-deceased by: her husband, Louis Roberson.
survived by: her daughter, Varneese Tramel and son-in-law, Joseph Allen
Tramel; grandsons, Louis Tramel and Christian Tramel; seven great
grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lula Hunter; first cousin, Emma Weston
(Ms.), and a host of extended family.
The visitation will begin at 5 p.m.,
Wednesday, May 24 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue and
the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m.