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AUG. 12, 1952 -- NOV. 23, 2004

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.


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