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WLOX Editorial: Lucimarian Roberts a gift to us all

Lucimarian Roberts often said, God gave everyone a gift and it is up to each of us to unwrap the package and find what that gift is. Lucimarian Roberts died Thursday evening at the age of 88.

God gave Lucimarian so many gifts. She was a devoted wife of the late Colonel Lawrence Roberts, mother of four children, a Christian, community leader and a person who inspired so many.

In her recent book, My Story My Song, she collaborated along with her daughter Robin. Lucimarian told about her life's journey which at times was hard. But her faith carried her thorough the tough times and the good times. She talked about the old time gospel hymn she would play on her piano when she was troubled by something.

Lucimarian was one of the most active community leaders on the coast. Serving on the Coast Coliseum Commission. She was the first African American president of the state college board. She was a recipient of the Pat Santucci award the highest award given by the coast chamber of commerce.

If you knew Lucimarian, she would tell you not to mourn for her today because she is with her maker in heaven. But she would advice each of us to unwrap that package that contains the gifts we each have. Then go out and make the world a better place, just like she did. Lucimarian herself  was a gift to us all.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com, or post your comments below.

David Vincent
WLOX-TV General Manager

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