Thelma Spade Roberts
CHESAPEAKE - Thelma Spade
Roberts, 66, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005. Born in West Virginia, she had been a
resident of the Peninsula and Hampton Roads for most of her life. She retired from the Chesapeake Health
Department as a personnel analyst after more than 15 years of service. She was a member of the Newport News
High School Class of 1957. Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her husband, Roger L. 'Bo' Roberts; parents,
William and Mildred Spade; and brother, Michael Spade. Survivors include a daughter, Leigh Anne Newport and
her husband, Curt; a sister, Charlotte Wilkins; and two grandchildren, Tanner and Riley Newport. Thelma was a
cherished friend, loving wife, and devoted mother and grandmother, who wished to be remembered for her open
heart, willing spirit and kind intent. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, at Peninsula
Funeral Home. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, in Peninsula Memorial Park
by the Rev. Joseph Savinsky. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2730
Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513.
Published in the Daily Press on 8/29/2005.