Roberta B Arrington
October 26, 1941 – March 23, 2021
On Tuesday March 23, 2021, our beloved mother Roberta Bernice Arrington was called home to her eternal resting place. Affectionately known as “Bert, Gam-Bert, Big-time Bert and Mama”. Roberta was born October 26, 1941 in Fairfield, Alabama to William and Ida Mae Gardner. She graduated from John Adams High School to go on to College at Bowling Green University, Ohio. Where she studied Business. She was a Jack of all trades from working with the Bumgardner Cleaning business, Certified Nursing Assistant, Housekeeper, Nanny and the most important job our mother. Those who knew Roberta knew she loved her family and friends. She never met a stranger. She would take you in if you needed help and would love on you. Her infectious smile, love and laughter would always be an encouragement to all who knew her. She loved sewing, crafting, bowling and having fun with her friends/family. Through the nurturing of her parents, she gave her life to Jesus a long time ago through Liberty Hill Baptist Church the late Rev. Milton Wilson, Mt. Olive Baptist Church the late Rev. Leroy Kelly and Rev. Larry L. Harris, and M.A.S.H. Ministries- Pastor Orville and Sadona Gainer that encouraged her in the ways of God in Cleveland, Ohio. When she moved to Las Vegas she joined her family’s church The Father’s House Ministries and became one of the mothers and encourager in the church. Roberta was preceded in death by her mother and father William and Ida Mae Gardner, husband Benjamin Richard Arrington, daughter Coleen Arrington, brothers James and John Bibb and recently brother Charles Baine (Dorothy-living) and her sister Rosa Hall (Uncle Curly). Roberta leaves to cherish her memory children Benjamin Arrington II (Valencia), Crystal Arrington-Clark (Warren), LaDeidre Jenkins (Pastor Joseph) and Nikki Thomas. Brother Pastor George Johnson (Ethel), grandchildren Cornelius J. Jackson, Kristopher Weston, Valrica, Benjamin III, William, Warren, William, Jhene, Joseph Jr., Julian, Justus and great-grandchildren Cornelius Jr., Cornell, Natia, Bailey, Eli, Dillon, Uraiah, Gabriella, Joseph III, and Ariah and a host of family (matriarchs aunt Helen Washington and Mary Gardner of Alabama), brother-in-law’s Freddy Arrington Sr., Larry Arrington, Edward Brown, sister-in-law’s Mildred Arrington, Anita Arrington, Naomi Arrington, Pearline Brown, Jane Arrington, sister/close friends Velma Booker, Maxine Price, Barbara Jean Grave, the late Jakki Character and cousins, nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
Roberta B Arrington
April 3, 2021
some of my fondest memories of your mother include that laugh. It seemed to be on display at all times and it was so infectious that anyone around her couldn't help but to join in. She truly made everyone around her feel welcomed and that was not an act, it was who she was and anyone who had the chance to get to know her was very blessed. I will miss her. Please know that we love you all and that we are here for you in this time of need and always. Please be strong and take care of each other. Your cousin.
April 3, 2021
To my favorite aunt I love so much I could not imagine this day would come but I know you are at the right hand of God laughing and smiling by his side I love you and I will miss you dearly always your nephew Victor
Yolanda and Jonathan Clayton
April 2, 2021
Mama Roberta you always welcomed our family and treated us as your own. I will miss the biggest Smile and Glow when you saw us enter in your presence. I will treasure the memories created in the time we were blessed to have you in our lives.. There something special about someone who texted a picture, a poem, scripture or just send a smile always at the right moment. The surprised video calls were a blessing even in the earliest a.m. :) when you could not sleep. Thanks for trusting us to pray witb you and encourage you. You were like a Mom to us. I am so glad I shared my appreciation, love and gratitude while you were able to read it. Forever in our hearts. Mama Roberta. We love you. Jonathan, Yolanda, Tony, Darius, Keenan, Darion and Joyce.
Velma (Bellman) Booker
April 2, 2021
Grandma Bert, the love we shared in good times and the compassion we shared in the difficult times for over70 years will always be remembered and treasured!!
Now, the connection has been interrupted, my friend, but the love, memories and unbelievable friendship we have experienced through the years will forever linger. What an
Love you much, Grandma Bert, as you rest in peace in our Heavenly Father's care.
Forever your Belman.