Roberta's Story

WOODLAND - Roberta F. Sherman, 84, passed away August 27, 2015 at her Woodland residence with her family by her side following a long and hard fought battle with lung cancer. She was born in Bath June 19, 1931 the daughter of the late Cecil Amos and Harriet Maud (Wallace) Doughty Sr.

She attended the Chebeague Island School and in 1962 she married Earl Sherman. Mrs. Sherman loved to crochet and was an avid reader. She and her late husband along with her children ran a vegetable stand in Coventry R.I. for many years.

She is survived by her children; Cecil Gilliam and wife Wanita of S.C., Leonard Gilliam and wife Kim and Willis Gilliam and wife Regina all of Caribou, Michael Gilliam and wife Cheryl of Woodland, Paula Sherman of Washburn, Harriet Brown and husband Freddie Jr., of Woodland and Sandra Skidgel and husband Wayne of Wade. One brother, Cecil Doughty Jr. of Chebeague Island and Portland. Twenty Six grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, a son in law Preston Brown Sr. and a special favorite relative George Jones as well as many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Sherman was predeceased by a son Robert Gilliam Jr, a daughter Cindy Brown, Two stepsons, Earl Sherman Jr and Leonard Sherman, Two brothers, Lawrence and Alfred Doughty and a sister Devona Wheeler.

Friends may call at the Mockler Funeral Home 24 Reservoir Street Caribou 6-8 pm Sunday. Funeral services will be held 1:00pm Monday August 31, 2015 from the Chapel of the Mockler Funeral Home with Rev. George McLaughlin, officiating. Interment will be in the woodland Cemetery.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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