Honored by Chaplain's Council of Montclair Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Paquita H. Roberts was a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, a sister, an aunt, a friend, but most of all a Child of God.
March 2, 1938 was a cold winter night when Clifton and Corine Rhue Hudson welcomed their first beautiful, vibrant, and healthy baby girl into their family. She was named Paquita Geraldine.
Paquita gave her life to Christ as a young teenager and never looked back. She was a woman of God who shone her light everywhere she went. She lived her life believing that we are all charged with spreading the Gospel to others.
Her faith never wavered, it only became stronger as an adult with her untiring service and commitment to her church, her family, her friends and her community. A Prayer Warrior. A woman who prayed for all without ceasing.
Matthew 5:16 reads, “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Some people you just love the moment you meet them and Paquita was that person, the epitome of a true, Christian godly woman, a beacon of light!
This anointed servant leader of God was the Chaplain and Chairperson for the Chaplain’s Council of Montclair Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. As a Chaplain, Paquita ensured that the chapter’s members and community were provided with prayer, inspirational support, and assistance with strenuous life occurrences. She initiated Montclair Alumnae Chapter, celebrating the World Day of Prayer Annually, with Christian women around the globe as a chapter initiative.
Paquita believed that your light shines by loving people and sharing and spreading the light and love of God to others. She would explain to her three children, that no one lights a lamp just to hide it under a basket but a lamp is meant to be placed to give light to everything and to everyone around it.
Paquita passed away on July 9, 2022 and her light became brighter in the legacy she left behind.
If Paquita H. Roberts was here on earth, she would say, “You are the light of the world; so go ahead and don’t be afraid to SHINE!”