ROBERTA CLAYA (1948 - 2017)

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CLAY ROBERTA ALLENE CLAY (Russell) Roberta Allene Clay (Russell), 69 took her final rest on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 1:50 a.m. at Medstar Washington Hospital, Washington, DC. Roberta and her twin, Rosalind were born to the late Virginia May Russell and Alexander Russell Sr. on February 24, 1948 in Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated from Eastern High School in Middletown, KY and attended Spaulding College, Louisville, KY. Roberta was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Virginia Russell; two brothers, Dennis Jerome Russell and Alexander Russell, Jr.; and her life partner, Charles D. Mallory, Sr. She is survived by her children, Tabetha, Shelly, Robert, Ebony, and Randy; grandchildren, Jamie, Jennifer, Kimberly, Raven, Trey, Kiona (Cameron), Imani (Leo), Jahneilah, Rashaan; great-grandchildren, Shaneice, Melvin, Cameron Jr. Aiden, and Caleb; her siblings Rosalind, George (Donna), Ray (Kathy), Archie (Gretchen) and Paula; her nieces, Cyria (Arnold), with whom she had a special bond, Jennifer, Gilandra, Brianna and Gavonda and nephews, Ray, Nicholas, Milton and Bernard. Roberta was baptized at Pilgrim Baptist Church, Middletown, KY where she served in the Usher Ministry and faithfully attended Sunday School. She was member of the Voices of Faith Choir and The Crusaders, a youth bible ministry. Roberta's career including positions in Dietary Nutrition, Hospitality and Building Services with St. Anthony's Hospital, Louisville, KY; Susquehanna Nursing/Rehabilitation Center, Harrisburg, PA; Herndon High School, Herndon, VA; Langton Hughes Elementary School, Reston, VA; Buzz Aldrin Elementary School; Tall Oaks Nursing Home, Reston, VA and Prince William Hospital, Manassas, VA. Roberta left an unforgettable positive impact on everyone she met through her genuinely compassionate nature. Her true calling was making others happy through many years of volunteer work at Hospitals, Food Banks and Senior Centers. Known as "Nina", by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she was always there to give tough love, hugs/kisses and special gifts specific to each child. Nina enjoyed family gatherings, whether planned or impromptu she was happy when everyone came together to sing, eat, play cards and reminisce about "old times'. Relatives and friends are invited to Roberta's Life Celebration at Money & King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, VA on Friday, September 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 22870 Dominion Lane, Sterling, VA 20166 at 10 a.m. Visitation will start at 9 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Herndon at 12:30 p.m. Online condolences and fond memories of Roberta may be offered to the family at www.moneyandking.com. Relatives and friends are invited to Roberta's Life Celebration at Money & King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, VA on Friday, September 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 22870 Dominion Lane, Sterling, VA 20166 at 10 a.m. Visitation will start at 9 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Herndon at 12:30 p.m. Online condolences and fond memories of Roberta may be offered to the family at www.moneyandking.com.
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Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 21, 2017