Roberta Lee Parker

May 30, 1940 - April 23, 2024
Roberta Lee Parker

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Roberta Patterson Parker of Wilmington, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center.

She was born on May 30, 1940, in Keyser, West Virginia, to the late Hazel Baskett Patterson and Robert Compton Patterson. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of fifty years, Richard (Dick) Parker and her brother, Reverend Robert Patterson. Roberta and Dick raised their children in Derwood, Maryland, and she worked as an Elementary Media Specialist for Montgomery County Public Schools until she retired in 1993. At that time, she and Dick moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. Filled with love and Roberta’s wonderful cooking, their beautiful waterfront home was enjoyed for many years by family and friends. Roberta loved children and could read them stories like no one else. Roberta had a way of putting people at ease. Those she loved knew it by her actions.

Surviving are Roberta’s daughter, Susan Parker; son, David Parker and fiancée, Jami Griffin; grandchildren Allison Miller and husband, Benjamin Miller, Ashley Parker, Ryan Parker, Paul Griffin, and Ben Griffin; sister, Virginia Skinner; niece, Katherine Reese and husband Brian Reese; nephew, John Skinner; great-niece, Elizabeth Stamey and great-nephew, Blanton Stamey and wife, Rachel Farley. Also
surviving are her friends who were like family to Roberta.

A special thank you to Karen Worden for her devotion to Roberta over the last two years.

The family requests any donations in Roberta’s memory be made to Cape-Fear-Kids-Get-Books.

On line condolences may be sent to wilmingtoncares.com.

Wilmington Funeral and Cremation 1535 South 41st Street Wilmington, North Carolina 28403 910-791-9099.


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  • May 13, 2024
    Terry Pearson says:
    I am so happy that I knew Roberta as a friend and neighbor, even for just 4 short years. She was a gentle soul with much love for her family. I enjoyed hearing her stories and hearing about her "last read" favorite book. My condolences to her family. I will miss her.