Roberta Whitfield was born to the late Daniel Cushinberry and Latisha Whifile on January 29, 1935 in Cairo, Illinois. She was raised and educated in Hyati, Missouri. Roberta later relocated to Chicago, Illinois to continue her education in nursing.
While in Chicago, she met and married Frank Bowden from this union two children were born. After their separation, Roberta Bowden went on to have four children. She then set her sights on coming home to Missouri. She successfully moved to St. Louis were she acquired a position at Todd’s uniform company, where she remained until her retirement.
Roberta was fun loving and loyal worker, a great mother, and an exceptional grandmother especially to her granddaughter Amirah who she help raise, loved and doted on all the time.
Roberta departed this life on Sunday, April 15th at 2:38 p.m. with her loved ones by her side.
Three children preceded her in death; Ruthalee, June and Ann.
She leaves to mourn in her departure three children; Darnail Bowden, Vincent Bowden, and Eugene Mack.
Roberta also leaves behind one sister Rosalee Simon and one brother Bundey Cushinberry.
Beloved grandma to a special granddaughter Amirah Bowden; and a host of other granddaughters, Antoinette, Tashinique, Cassandra, Alecia & Alisha Dismuke, and Elania Mack. A host of grandsons Jaquez Love and Evan Mack. Great grandchildren Quincy, Jarmal, Jaymal, Tyrek Dismuke. Jalen Valentine and Jassiyah Love.