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Roberta Coleman Jennings / September 08, 2014

Roberta Coleman Jennings of Buffalo Road, Long Island died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at Danville Regional Medical Center at the age of 87.

Born in Virgilina on July 13, 1927 to the late Edward Davis Coleman and Jannie Owens Coleman, she was married to the late Lacy A. Jennings and was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Jennings was an educator in the Halifax County Public School system for many years, retiring as a principal.

Mrs. Jennings is survived by a daughter, Juliet C. Jennings of Danville, two sisters, Dolichos C. Hughes of Danville and Jean C. Hairston of Queens, N.Y., a brother, E. Asa Coleman of Manassas, a godson, Travis Bryant and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Edna C. Wilkerson, LouElla C. Cunningham and Gladiola C. Peerman and a brother, LeRoy Coleman.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. at First Buffalo Baptist Church in Long Island with Rev. James Carrington and Rev. Rodney Dillard officiating and Rev. Lawrence Wilkerson, eulogist. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday, Sept. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home and at all other times at the home of Juliet Jennings, 358 Updike Place, Danville.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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