In Loving Memory of

Sylvia H. Roberts


Sylvia H. Roberts, 89 of Gainesville, Florida passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

She was born in Manchester, England on August 25, 1933, to David and Hilda (Schofield) Kirkwood.

Sylvia was a homemaker, enjoyed watching tennis (she was a big fan Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi, and the Williams sisters). She loved listing to Celine Dion songs, reading, crossword puzzles, watching game shows, cooking, and baking for family and friends, cuddling with her poodle dog, Missy, and writing letters to her great-grandson.

She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Charles Roberts, brother, and sister-in-law; Vic and Eileen Wildgoose; sister and brother-in-law, Peter and Judith Gudgeon; sister Hazel Murphy; daughter, Karen Jempson, granddaughter, Kimberly Krams; great-grandson, Oliver Krams and several nieces and nephews. Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, David and Hilda Kirkwood, son, Kevin Roberts and sister Christine Robertson

Funeral Services will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 27th at 12:00 noon. at Forest Meadows Funeral Home; 275 NW 23rd Avenue. The family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 am – Burial will follow at Forest Meadows Cemetery East.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Sylvia’s memory to the Children’s Eye Foundation of AAPOS; 1935 County Road B2 W, Suite 165 Roseville, MN 55113 Forest Meadows Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Liz Lovell at · Reply

    Aunt Sylvia was a warm and charming. She was an amazing cook. My Mom loved to visit with her and Uncle Charles. I can imagine her having tea parties in heaven with all her loves.

    Aunt Sylvia was so proud of her granddaughter Kim and her precious great grandson Oliver. She talked about how brilliant and fun he was. She spoke and laughed about Kim and Oliver’s visits.

    She will be missed by many. I will think of her as I’m having a cup of tea.

    Much love,

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