Joyce Parker Roberts
November 11, 1943 - January 12, 2024

Chesapeake- Joyce Parker Roberts passed away January 12, 2024 in a local hospital after an extended illness.  Joyce was born in Portsmouth on November 11, 1943.  She was predeceased by her parents, Wilbur B. and Mildred H. Parker, and her husband Jimmie Roberts.

Mrs. Roberts was a graduate of Churchland High School and St. Leo College.  She retired as a supervisor from the Naval Aviation Depot, NAS Norfolk and was later an education tutor in the area.

Joyce was a lover of flowers, an avid gardener and held membership in the Elizabeth River Garden Club.  Her musical talents were nurtured from an early age and she was a highly skilled and brilliant soprano soloist.   She was a member of the Chancel Choir at Churchland Baptist and also provided recitals throughout the community. She was also an accomplished pianist and organist.  Her service in the community included a past presidency of Portsmouth Community Concerts and membership of the Woman’s Auxiliary of the Salvation Army.

Mrs. Roberts is survived by several relatives and a host of friends, including among them Michelle Wood.  A memorial service will be held at Churchland Baptist Church at 2PM Saturday, January 27, 2024. In lieu of flowers Joyce requested donations be made to the Music Memorial Fund at her church (CBC).

Coastal Cremations is assisting. Online condolences may be expressed at

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