An Official Funeral Service for the former Parliamentarian Bradley Bernard Emmanuel Roberts, age 74 years of Skyline Lakes will be held on Friday November 9th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street. Officiating will be the Fr. Glen Nixon assisted by other ministers of the Clergy. Interment will the Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.
Left to mourn are his loving wife of 53 years, HartlynRoberts; Children: Nicole Roberts, Michelle Roberts and Obie Roberts; Grandchildren: Lauren Bodie, Adam Roberts, Kobie Roberts and Alex-Cristiana Roberts; Sisters: Keva Nethersole, Donna Roberts, Dr. Lynda Roberts-Riddle of Cincinnati, Ohio, Delvera Wallace, Patrice White of Savannah, Georgia, Marsha Roberts, Yolanda Thomas;
He was predeceased by brothers Rupert Anthony “Tinny” Roberts, Vaughn Roberts, Robert “Robbie” Roberts and Dr. Stephen Roberts; Brother: Dr. Robin Roberts.
Daughter-in-law: Sarah Reckley-Roberts; Sisters-in-law: Winnifred Roberts, Frances Roberts, Carolyn I. Roberts, Mary Roberts, Carolyn Roberts, Patsy Mackey, Sheila Mackey;
Brothers-in-law: Asa Mackey, Gladstone Mackey, Lester Mackey, Donald White of Savannah, Georgia; Nieces: Dr. Tracey Roberts-Halkitis, Tina Roberts, Stacey Roberts-Adams, Aliya Riddle, Simone Thompson, Darnell Joyner, Jennifer Roberts, Tamar Roberts, Ann Bedford, Yolander Reckley, Juliette Musgrove, Telicia Thompson, Shanice White, Roxanne Strachan, Joann Wallace; Nephews: Ryan Strachan, Shariff Roberts, Simeon Roberts, Rupert Anthony Cyril “Duggie” Roberts IV, Chad Roberts, Stephen Roberts, Alex Riddle, Julian and Corey, Wallace, Taj Anderson, Roneal White, ElsworthCumberbatch, children of Brenda Tinker; Grand nieces and nephews: Kieran and Soraya Halkitas, Ryann and Rayne Strachan, Shane Roberts, Riley Thompson, Renee Fynes, Latrell Anderson, TremaineBedford, Rashad and Israel Bedford; Cousins: Elva Armbrister, Nadine Rolle Kevin Rolle, Peter Roberts-Whitefield, Deborah Longley, Wendy Lightbourne, Joy Nicholls, Trevor Roberts, Thea Roberts, Kayla Roberts, Steven, Martin and Brad Albury, Henry Lightbourne and Family; Nieces-in law and Nephews-in law: C. J. Smith, Children of Lester Mackey including Indiana Mackey and Lester Mackey Jr., Dear Relatives include: Rosalie Minus, Maxine Taylor, Paula Williams, Neville and Barbara Albury and Family, the MacKenzies, the Rahmings, Moss and Bethel Families, the sisters of St. Martin’s Covent, Deanne Dean and Family. Dearest Friends include: Sir Franklyn Wilson and Lady Sharon Wilson, Sir Garet “Tiger” Finlayson and Lady Rowena Finlayson, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Major, Mrs. Alex Reckley, Mr. and Mrs. Felix Stubbs, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Williams, Angie Cartwright, Stevie Thompson, Algernon Allen, Leslie Miller, Shane Gibson, “Funky” Demeritte, Joyce Drakes, the New Year’s Eve Group including Sir Franklyn and Lady Sharon Wilson, Sir Garret Finlayson and Lady Rowena Finlayson, Pat Mortimer, Andy Gomez, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Davis, Mr. and Mrs. “Bookie” Johnson, and Barry and Jackie Malcom and Family, and many untold others, all the neighbours and friends too numerous to mention.Special Friends include: Morning Exercise Group including Jerry Wirth, Lilly McDonald, Huedley Moss, Steven Heastie and Pastor Bootle from the Lutheran Church on JFK Drive; the staff of Starbucks, Cable Beach, staff of Olive’s Restaurant, Cable Beach, staff of the Shoal Restaurant, Roy Ann Brown and Family, the staff of Purity Bakery and the retail store on Market Street, Mr. and Mrs. Gorman Bannister, the Banana Boat group, special friends from Abaco, special friends from Freeport, Clay Sweeting from Spanish Wells, Gary Sawyer from Abaco, all the special friends from all the islands that are too numerous mention. Special Thanks to the Right Honourable Prime Minister Hubert Minnis for his kind words of comfort and help.
Heartfelt Special Thanks: Dr. Perry Gomez, the Governor General of the Bahamas Lady Marguerite Pindling, Honourable Philip “Brave” Davis and Ann Marie Davis, Honourable Perry Christie, Leon Williams, Delroy Meadows, Dr. and Mrs. Barry Russell, DDS, Mrs. Sobich, Lawrence Griffin, Josh Culmer, Don Demeritte and Family, Kyron Strachan, Rotary Club, Toastmasters, Women’s Branch of the PLP, Mrs.Gordon from the Eastern Library, David Beard and his workers who rendered invaluable assistance to the family, to the many who called to give their condolences and express their grief, to the many who sent flowers, the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the ambulance staff, the constituency of Bain and Grants Town, Archbishop Patrick Pinder, Father Glen Nixon, St. Francis Xavier Church, Sisters from St. Martin’s Convent, all the neighbours, Monsignor Preston Moss, to all the doctors including Dr. Sawyer and Dr. Chin, and the many others who helped and assisted with action, thoughts and prayers on the day. To Victoria and Marcellus, a special thanks to both of you. A Special Thank You to All Bahamians, as Mr. Roberts loved the Bahamas, Bradley loved this country, above all.