Cecilia Roberts

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Cecilia Roberts, 92, beloved wife of 55 years to the late William Leslie Roberts, entered into Heaven on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.
She was born in Colombia, South America, the daughter of the late Victor Hernan and Annunciacion Angel Duenas. She came to the U.S. on a music scholarship and upon graduation from the University of Miami (Fla.), she toured in Europe for a year as an Opera singer and was a loving and devoted homemaker. In addition to singing in the church choir, she was very active in The Daughter's of the King, served through the Bluegrass Lioness Club and was a member of the University of Miami (Fla.) Alumni Association.
Survivors include: three children, William H. (Carole) Roberts, Cynthiana, Sandra C. (Bruce) Spradlin, Greenville, S.C., and Cynthia S. (Jim) Pontrich, LaGrange, Ky.; grandchildren, Robert, Joe and Pam Turner, Meridyth Harrison, John and Mark Burchett, Roger and Blake Thomas, Adam Pontrich, Amy Roberts, Mara Kesterson, Evan and Jacob Prather; seven great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Asseneth, Olga and Marina.
She was preceded in death by her son, Miguel E. Roberts, and her daughter Litsa D. (Mike) Prather.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lexington, Ky. Burial will be in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Nicholasville, Ky. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main St., Lexington, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.
Published in The Cynthiana Democrat on Oct. 25, 2012