ForeverMissed
Roberta Catherine Roman Thomas, (aka Cathy & Ma), age 68, born on September 25, 1952 quietly departed this world on September 2, 2021 to be with Jesus, while receiving loving care at her granddaughter’s home in Xenia, Ohio.

Roberta was a special lady who made people laugh with her funny sense of humor, mostly her looks, her eye rolls and then the raise of her finger, middle one to be exact. She will be remembered for saying words like “Up yours and Bite me”, and when the rest of us meet up with her in heaven I bet she will ask us “What took you so long?”.  Although a native of Jacksonville, Florida, Roberta made Ohio her home.  For a period of time she worked as a nurse aid in a nursing home and cared for folks in their own home.  She also did a little babysitting for friends, worked stocking items at a local grocery market and was a cashier for a convenience store. She enjoyed league bowling, fishing, gardening, taking care of stray animals and raising cockatiels.  She had a green thumb and often piddled with plants and flowers that other people would give her when they were almost dead. In the days when Roberta had to slow down and smell the roses, she enjoyed watching professional wrestling, playing computer games, and keeping in touch with her sisters. Her heart and joy was cherishing every moment she could with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Roberta Catherine Roman Thomas is survived by her children: James Losco, Melissa Woodard (James) Curbow, Jordan Holcomb, Shana Thomas (Isaac) Mackey; Grandchildren: Nicole and Christopher Mills, James Jr and Emily Curbow, Jacob Christmas, Jayden and Trevor Holcomb, Jacob and Sylvia Mackey; Great-Grandchildren Presley and Paisley Adams; Markell and Malcom Grundy; Sisters: Shirley Roman Herrod of Nahunta, Ga,  Linda Roman Thomas, Nora Roman (Marvin) Losco, Barbara Roman (Eddie) Losco, of Jacksonville, Florida, a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews; Preceded in death by her parents Walter Sr and Annice Roman, sister Sarah Roman Sanderson and brother Walter Roman Jr. 

Roberta did not wish for the family to hold a traditional service as she insisted on being cremated and having her ashes placed in the cemetery where her parents are buried.  The children will be holding a private gathering with Roberta's sisters and relatives on September 25, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida where they will carry out her last wish. 

Gone Home
Does love still last?
Then do not weep for me
When from this mortal cast
I am at length set free.
For I am free, 
and gone is all my pain.
If you have love for me
Don't wish me back again.
Oh loved ones dear,
Now you are left alone,
Have not a doubt or fear
I have just gone home.

by Phill Rawlins (1917 - 2008)
Posted by Melissa Curbow on September 27, 2021
Just want to write a tribute to your 69th Birthday. In light of the ongoing pandemic we, Nicole, Emily, Aaron, Jim, and myself flew to Florida while your baby boy Jordan, son James and babygirl Shana,(grandkids) set off on a journey to place your ashes where you were born. We gathered at your mom and dads gravesite and we sang happy birthday to you. Then we all met later and spent a little time with your sister Linda and Barbara. Guess what? Your nieces Amy and Priscilla showed up. Your sister Shirley couldn’t make it nor did Nora but they sent their condolences. It’s ok this pandemic has freaked a lot of people out. They say your cause of death was congestive heart failure. We know you were finally ready to go home. Shana, Jordan, James and grandkids took some of your ashes to Jacksonville beach while the older granddaughters and myself took the majority of your remains to Ormond Beach aka Daytona Beach to scatter. I sat in the sand and we opened up the urn while the sun went down. We sang happy birthday once again. We love you mom. May you finally RIP.
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Your entire family!
Posted by Melissa Curbow on September 27, 2021
I spent the most time with you. Remembering the good times we spent, playing cards, laughing about our funny bodily functions until we were in tears. You were always there for me. You ruffled your feathers when you were upset but you always forgave me, hugged me, and kissed me. You watched me raise my kids, and you watched a few of them have their own. Because of you, I am the best person I can be. You believed in me and you knew I could do it. Look at me I’m a registered nurse. You were there when I graduated. That was one of OUR proudest moments. You did your best and Im a proud daughter. I remember the day I came to work at the hospital and got the list of patient's I'd have for the day. There your name stood out. How funny is that? I Chuckled. I had to trade you with another nurse but at least I checked up on you. My co-workers loved you. They thought you were something special. Yah...that's my mom! Never a dull moment, always a funny lady. Im glad the chance to spend time with you before you snuck away from us. Until then you will always be my angel!
Posted by Bobbie Losco on September 9, 2021
To my baby sister Cathy she was the youngest of 6 girls and one brother she is everything that was wrote about her she would give you the shirt off her back.Mother,grandma and greatgrandma she loved her family you will missed by all go fishing and bowling with momma and daddy love you
Posted by Danielle Schlorman on September 8, 2021
I met this sweet lady when Shana and I met in grade school she was always good to me. She was a second mama to me and loved her just as much as my own mom I will never forget her smile laugh and most of all her humorous phrases she was a beautiful woman inside and out. I know she is smiling on all her children grandchildren and great grandchildren she loved her family. I will always miss you mama but this isn’t goodbye for it’s simply see you later. I love you miss Cathy my second mama

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Posted by Melissa Curbow on September 27, 2021
Just want to write a tribute to your 69th Birthday. In light of the ongoing pandemic we, Nicole, Emily, Aaron, Jim, and myself flew to Florida while your baby boy Jordan, son James and babygirl Shana,(grandkids) set off on a journey to place your ashes where you were born. We gathered at your mom and dads gravesite and we sang happy birthday to you. Then we all met later and spent a little time with your sister Linda and Barbara. Guess what? Your nieces Amy and Priscilla showed up. Your sister Shirley couldn’t make it nor did Nora but they sent their condolences. It’s ok this pandemic has freaked a lot of people out. They say your cause of death was congestive heart failure. We know you were finally ready to go home. Shana, Jordan, James and grandkids took some of your ashes to Jacksonville beach while the older granddaughters and myself took the majority of your remains to Ormond Beach aka Daytona Beach to scatter. I sat in the sand and we opened up the urn while the sun went down. We sang happy birthday once again. We love you mom. May you finally RIP.
Love
Your entire family!
Posted by Melissa Curbow on September 27, 2021
I spent the most time with you. Remembering the good times we spent, playing cards, laughing about our funny bodily functions until we were in tears. You were always there for me. You ruffled your feathers when you were upset but you always forgave me, hugged me, and kissed me. You watched me raise my kids, and you watched a few of them have their own. Because of you, I am the best person I can be. You believed in me and you knew I could do it. Look at me I’m a registered nurse. You were there when I graduated. That was one of OUR proudest moments. You did your best and Im a proud daughter. I remember the day I came to work at the hospital and got the list of patient's I'd have for the day. There your name stood out. How funny is that? I Chuckled. I had to trade you with another nurse but at least I checked up on you. My co-workers loved you. They thought you were something special. Yah...that's my mom! Never a dull moment, always a funny lady. Im glad the chance to spend time with you before you snuck away from us. Until then you will always be my angel!
Posted by Bobbie Losco on September 9, 2021
To my baby sister Cathy she was the youngest of 6 girls and one brother she is everything that was wrote about her she would give you the shirt off her back.Mother,grandma and greatgrandma she loved her family you will missed by all go fishing and bowling with momma and daddy love you
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Shared by Shana Mackey on September 8, 2021
I was her baby of four, she loved her children she would do anything she could if she can. She was loving people I know. She gave me away at my wedding, she was there to see here grandbabies be born and in the end she wasn't able to do the things she wanted to do she was there keeping us going and making sure we was ok.