Services for Mechele C. Roberts will be at noon today in Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1525 Michigan Ave. The service will be preceded by a wake at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Buffalo Cemetery, Cheektowaga.
Ms. Roberts died last Tuesday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a brief illness. She was 52.
Born in Buffalo, she attended School 8 and Woodlawn Junior High School and graduated from Bennett High School. She earned an associate's degree from Erie Community College.
Ms. Roberts had several jobs over the years. She was a maintenance worker, cleaning up after Buffalo Bills games at Ralph Wilson Stadium and also worked on assembly lines at Birds Eye Foods, M. Wile & Co. and Fisher-Price. She was on disability the past couple of years.
Ms. Roberts enjoyed sports and music, especially singers
Billie Holiday and Isaac Hayes. She enjoyed roller-skating and crocheting.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Cook Jr. and DeShon Cook, both of Buffalo, and a sister, Gloria Pearson of Buffalo.