Brenda "Da" Roberson-Batts
Brenda Dianne Roberson Batts was born on September 23, 1959 to Alford Lee Roberson and Gladys Mae Lancaster in Nash County North Carolina. She was the eldest of five children. In 1965 the family relocated to Queens, New York where she attended P.S 123 and Robert H Goddard JHS 202. She was a member of Glorified Deliverance Tabernacle where she was baptized under the leadership of Pastor Helen Ray. Shortly thereafter she moved to North Carolina and resided with Bessie Hart for a period of time. Brenda then returned to Brooklyn, New York where she resided with James and Avalene Lancaster and attended Thomas Jefferson High School, it was at Thomas Jefferson where she met Edward Wayne Fields and from that relationship their only child was born Tamarra J Roberson on February 27,1978. Brenda attended Fiorello LaGuardia College and went on to work for the NYC Dept of Payroll Administration. She was a member of the Everlasting Baptist Church where she served on the usher board before returning to North Carolina where she reunited with a childhood friend, Wayne Batts, they wed on February 5,1998. After missing her family and the New York life in 2012 Brenda returned to New York where she was re-establishing her life until her untimely passing on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Brenda was preceded in death by her father Alford Lee Roberson and her nephew David Alston.
Brenda leaves to cherish her memories her husband Wayne Batts, her mother Gladys Roberson. One daughter Tamarra Roberson, one step-daughter Felicia Batts, one unborn granddaughter Zyon Zeigler two brothers Ray Roberson (Rosa) and David Roberson, two sisters Teresa Roberson and Rita Roberson (Dewitt). Four nephews Jaquane Christovale, Leron Alston, Traevon Roberson and Kyle Roberson. Five nieces Shannon Gayle (Christopher) Ebony Burt, Lyisha Newton(Jamal), Kandice Alston and Shamika Holder. Six great nieces and nephews Deshawn, Egypt, Khloe, Chase, Khristian and Kyle Jr. one god daughter Monica Scott and a host of aunts, uncles cousins family and friends:
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