Jucretia Leilani Roberson was born on June 3, 1973, to the parentage of Judge Roberson III (who preceded her in
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death on April 7, 2020) and Cynthia Regina Johnson-Roberson. On Friday, July 17, 2020, Jucretia transitioned to
her Heavenly Home.
Jucretia was a happy addition to our family; she was tiny, so her
grandfather called her PeeWee.
Jucretia had a beautiful, captivating smile, always friendly, always reaching out to help someone else.
When Jucretia was young, she loved teaching her dolls. She would sit her dolls on the floor in her room, place
notebook paper on their laps, her closet door was her chalkboard. When cleaning her room, I would find notebook
paper under her bed with grades she had given her dolls. I always knew Jucretia would be an educator. Jucretia
accepted Jesus as her personal Savior at an early age, and she was a member of The Faith Center. During Jucretia’s high school years at Blanche Ely High School, she was a member of the drill team, cheerleading squad, and chorus. Her special friends in high school were Shika Johnson, Arie Wilcox-Tifton, and Sophia ”Cookie” Brown-
After graduating from Blanche Ely High School in 1991, she attended Florida Memorial University and Broward
Community College. In 1996
, she became the
director of Cynthia & JuNica’s PreSchool in Pompano Beach, FL.
Jucretia earned her (CDA) Child Development Associates, certification in Early Childhood Education. Jucretia’s
interaction with childcare monitors and other childcare professionals was always cordial
, and she left a positive
Her love for children, parents, and staff was genuine, and she was a dedicated educator for 24 years. Another great
educator has earned her wings and transitioned to her Heavenly Home.
Jucretia was a doting mother. Her sons, Curvonni and Maurice, were her life. She was very active in their education
and extracurricular activities; their needs always came first. Her mission was to raise honorable, accountable,
productive men. As your mother, Jucretia, I say, “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.”
Eight months ago, God blessed Jucretia with a beautiful granddaughter, Cassidy La’Nia McClendon. Cassidy
was the daughter Jucretia never had. When she held or looked at Cassidy, you could see the love bursting from
her entire being. Jucretia was an excellent cook. When we had family gatherings, the request was always collard
greens and oxtails. DELICIOUS!!!
Jucretia, your family misses you so much. We are trying to be strong, but the HURT is so deep. LOVING
YOU FOREVER: your sons, Curvonni Alexander McClendon and Maurice Christopher Major Matthews;
granddaughter, Cassidy La’Nia McClendon; Cassidy’s mother, Shania Williams of Plantation, FL; mother,
Cynthia ReGina Johnson-Roberson of Plantation, FL; sisters, Canica Dillard-Washington of Plantation, FL, and
Erica (Antonio) Johnson of Warner Robins, GA; adopted sister, Ophelia Strachan (Nathan) Allen of Margate,
FL; brothers, Micah (Kimberly) Roberson, Christopher N. Roberson, and Curtis J Roberson, Sr., of Rochester,
NY; grandmother, Gretha McHenry-Johnson; uncles, Marion Van (Gloria ) Johnson of Lauderhill, FL, Zachary
(Sharlene) Johnson of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Robert Roberson of Rochester, NY; aunts, Deborah (Eugene)
Hill of Lauderhill, FL, and Vermell Johnson-Brown of Plantation, FL; cousins, Alexander (Sandra) Quince,
Sherrie Hill, Eldrick (Keisha) Hill, Chevonna (Nathan) Coleman, DeShawn Johnson, ReAnna Johnson, and
Zachary Johnson, Jr.; special cousins, Marcetinna Francis (Aneatra) King; Talya Roberts, and Lisa McHenry;
special nephew, Curtis James Roberson, Jr.; special niece, Avonni (Avi) Cynia Johnson; special godchild, Tyra
Chevon Larkin; godchildren, Kayla Monique Askins, Quinton Blue, Mi’Kelai Clark, Kayla Turner, Steven Wells,
II, Valencia Brooks-Lewis, and Franklin Richardson, Jr.; and other cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and all who
loved Jucretia Leilani Roberson (Cretia, CreCre, PeeWee).