Jennie Mae Thompson Roberts, 68, of Wilmington, went to her eternal home on Monday, April 18, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Jennie was born in Rockingham on June 12,1947, to George and Annie Mae (Lunceford) Herman Sr.
Jennie worked for over 30 years with Pickard Roofing Company of Durham, and the past eight years she was employed at Dr. Jack Welham DDS as a dental assistant of Wilmington. She enjoyed gardening, fishing and traveling.
She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Richard Thomas Roberts of Wilmington, she was the love of his life and best friend; two sons, Michael D. Thompson, and his wife, Tish, of Stem and James Edward Thompson, and his wife, Dee, of Timberlake; three brothers, George Herman Jr. and Willis Herman, both of Creedmoor, and Robert Herman of Efland; three sisters, Carolyn Lunceford Hicks of Butner, Kathleen Lunceford Overton of Greenville and Barbara Herman Hayes of Holden Beach. Her greatest joy were her grandchildren, Kiersten, Kade, Kamden, Mitchell and Brenlee.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Chapel with Chaplin Willis Herman officiating.
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