• 69 years old
  • Born on July 1, 1948 in Liberia.
  • Passed away on December 13, 2017 in Laurel, Maryland, United States.

Roberta Gloria Sherman Blain
July 1, 1948 - December 13, 2017

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2

Roberta Gloria Sherman Blain, daughter of Robert G. Sherman and Theresa King Sherman of Liberia was called home by her Good Shepherd on December 13, 2017 in Laurel, Maryland. Gloria leaves to celebrate her life her three daughters, Weahde Chantal Weefur Greaves (Didi), Therence Roberta Weefur (Teri), Sara Natasha Weefur-Burney (Tashi); her son Francis Blain, Jr. (Mundow); her son-in-law, William Elwood Greaves Jr.; her five grandchildren who were her pride-and-joy, Liam Greaves, Ann-Therese Greaves, Ausar Weefur-Coleman, Nadia Burney, and Chantal Greaves; her beloved cousins whom she loved like siblings, and a close circle of family members and friends, each with their own special relationship with her.

Dear Gloria, Mummy, Glo-Glo, Tante Glo, Glo and all the other names you were affectionately known by, we find comfort knowing that your soul is resting in perfect, joyful peace with Christ, who was the love of your life. We find strength in knowing that we have another fierce angel looking out for us from above. Thank you for the special, indispensable part you have played in all of our lives. Rest well with the One who knows your name!

Funeral Arrangements

The family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Samaritan’s Purse (an organization she admired for their work in Liberia) at the memorial page in the name of Roberta Gloria Sherman Blain: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/memorial-page/roberta-gloria-sherman-blain-laurel-md

Several planned tributes will be given during the funeral service. All other tributes can be left in the "Tributes" section below for posterity and any photos of Gloria can be added in the "Gallery" section of this site.

Funeral Service:

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 10:30 AM (EST) at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 14900 Annapolis Rd, Bowie, MD 20715

Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20906  

Posted by Edwina Taylor Flathen on 6th January 2019
hey Tante Glo, your light will always shine in our hearts, you were and will always remain an inspiration for many of us. Youyr passing although extremely sad brings back many happy memories of times spent with you. Knowing you and having you in my life was a blessing and one that always brought me joy. Rest in peace and know that you were loved.
Posted by Teri Weefur on 13th December 2018
Mama, I know for sure you've been watching over us this last year. I think about you every day. Your grands are doing well. They love and miss you and in all their achievements and all their struggles, they know they have an angel in heaven watching over them. Even Monkey, Bella and Kitty miss hearing you say "Da me oh! Yall moo from here". They still know not to go in your room. lol. I got that tattoo I dreamt about that you wrote down--I'll always be your Josephine. I am so happy you are no longer in pain....This week I dreamt you were young and happy--and I know wherever you are in spirit, part of that will always be in our hearts and minds. XOXO
Posted by Shoana Solomon on 13th December 2018
I miss our talks so much! I just miss you Godma Gloria...I miss you
Posted by Bankee Stewart on 4th July 2018
Cares all past ....Home at last ...ever to rejoice......Sis Gloria feast around that welcome table. You will forever be in our hearts.... Mother Brown your big sis and first babysitter always talked about you when she talks of her young years which is often.....we will forever love u RIP....Happy Heavenly birthday....
Posted by Edwina Taylor Flathen on 15th January 2018
Tante Gloria, not only were you the best cousin a person could have but you were kind, inspiring and always had a good word and a smile for me when ever we met or spoke. I still remember our conversation a few weeks before you passed and I shed tears of joy knowing that your last words to me was a positive message of encouragement despite all odds. Tante Gloria, you made an impression on me as a kid and you continued to do so to me as an adult, You will always have a special place in my heart and you will always be my favorite and most loved cousin. I love you tante G, I know that you are now safely in God's hands but you have not left our hearts.
Posted by Ettie King-Kerpen on 7th January 2018
Dear Gloria, what a joyful time we had getting to know each other back in Liberia after so many years apart ,not only as cousin but we became good friends.I shall miss our daily talks,each day you had things to shared from your daily reading of the Bible.The Lord has been good to you,your children and grandchildren has shown us that is true.Yes Gloria your soul is now at rest with your LORD.
Posted by Bankee Stewart on 5th January 2018
Cares all past , home at last ever to rejoice. On behalf on Bishop Mother Rachel Chesson Brown and family, I say take your eternal peaceful rest until we meet again. Mother Brown cherished the time she spend with u from your infancy. She was your big God sister who would cradle u when Godma Theresa was busy. Sister Rachel as you lovingly called her will always remember the precious times you called her to chat old times and pray. She loves u but God loves u even more .
Posted by Shadrene Howard on 2nd January 2018
Bye Glo, you meant more to me than anyone will ever know. Thank you for being there, for encouraging me, for staying in touch, for including me and for caring. Thank you Didi, Tashi and Teri for the wonderful gift which was your mother! With great sadness, I say goodbye Glo!
Posted by Yetunde Shitta-Bey on 2nd January 2018
It was a privilege yet humbling experience to be a small part of Ms. Blain's universe. Just being herself and lovingly saying the most outrageous things made you laugh! I always told her she had the best daughters in the world Didi, Tashi and Teri. This was proof of how great a Mum and person she was. We all should take solace in the fact that she is resting with that beautiful smile on her face. Rest in peace Ms. Blain.
Posted by Rita Dunbar on 1st January 2018
Hey Glo Glo. Looking at some of the pictures took me back 50 years to 1967 - 1969 in New York. I remember our first shopping trip to Macy's on 34th Street. We didn't specify a meeting place so we ended up at different entrances, you at 7th Ave and me at 6th. Eventually we did find each other. Can't remember how since, of course, no cell phones at that time. However, we did have a wonderful time and Macy's became our goto place after that. I remember spending good times with you and your mother at the apartment on Herkimer Street in Brooklyn. She loved and adored you so much. Then when we were "in love". You with Clarence, me with Homer, trying to be real grownups at Richard's apartment in Manhattan. Those were some fun years. Will miss you my friend. Rest in peace. We are coming.
Posted by Jessie Zormelo on 30th December 2017
My beloved Gloria, words cannot describe the way your passing pains my heart. I loved you like a sister. A golden heart has stopped beating hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove us He only takes the best. Rest In peace my sweetheart Gloria, Love Jessie
Posted by Shoana Cachelle on 29th December 2017
Can't stop thinking about you this morning. Will never forget our last conversation 3 weeks ago. Thank you for blessing my life too. Just shared the news of your passing with my team at Cachelle in Liberia. Their workday ended rather abruptly. They sat and shared "Godma Gloria" stories. You really changed many of our lives with your words of encouragement daily. My heart hurts.....I still hear your voice clearly saying "Shoana..I am so proud of you". Thank you so much for loving and supporting me the way you did. I have always felt your love no matter how far apart we were. May you transition with grace. You were so beautiful to me. Thank you!!! ❤️ You! Rest Well Godma Gloria....Rest Nah.
Posted by K.P Sherman on 29th December 2017
'God bless you', And God bless you too.. I will cherish having shared these words with you .. Knowing your family, is experiencing your legacy and God's blessings. Rest In God's blessings and Peace
Posted by Gladys Greaves on 29th December 2017
Gloglo thank you for being such a devoted. Caring and loving grandmother, and mother to your children.I see you in everyone of them. And knowing that tomorrow is not promised, I'm glad I was part of your life on this earth. Now you can rest in peace, without pain or worry, knowing that the family bonds are strong and will never be broken. Rest on Gloglo, Rest on...until we meet again.
Posted by Mya Padmore on 29th December 2017
Looking at the pictures shows what a beautiful woman she was. So much grace, so much style, so happy and so much character. I really loved being around her. May her soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Coby Van Maaren on 29th December 2017
What a good friend are we going to miss. Looking back on fond memories of Bomi Hills, Liberia. We laughed so much and had such a good time together, nobody is taking that away from us. We endlessly listened to Beatle music. Gloria, how I wish I could have met you once again.
Posted by Bahia Akerele on 28th December 2017
We are at a complete loss. We miss and love you very very much. I will never forget your loving thoughts and words to me. I love you Cousin Gloria and will keep your example in our lives. Bahia, Edward and lil Eddie.
Posted by Teri Weefur on 28th December 2017
To my Mama. Look at your legacy! I know you can see it even more clearly and proudly from up there. You live on in us. I love you!

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