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Mary F. Roberts

Mary F. Roberts, age 91 of Gainesville, FL died Tuesday July 21, 2015, following acute kidney failure. She was born in Pensacola, Fla. on December 14, 1923, to Judge and Mrs. L.L. Fabisinski. She held close kinship with the Kirkpatrick and Brownlee families and enjoyed summer visits with them. She attended Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C. and graduated in 1945 with a Bachelor of Music degree. Mrs. Roberts was a homemaker and a piano teacher whose students enjoyed participating in the various activities open to young musicians in Gainesville and in Florida. She was active in local, state, and national music teacher’s associations. Her membership in the First United Methodist Church of Gainesville extended from 1949. She was active in the United Methodist Women, P.E.O. Fellowship, and the Military Wives’ Association. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Claudia Roberts Baker, and is survived by her loving husband of 70 years Leonidas H. Roberts, son David Howard Roberts, granddaughter Paige Brownlee Baker, grandson in law Kelvin Shirprashad and a great grandson Brian Shirprashad. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday July 27, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church 419 NE First Street Gainesville, FL 32601, where for those who wish, contributions may be submitted to support their “Music Activities”, as Mary wished.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!