News and Tribune

June 30, 2013

Wilma Jean Roland, 67; of New Albany

A funeral service for Wilma Jean Roland, 67, of New Albany, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Bethel AME Church, 315 E. Fifth St., New Albany, with cremation to follow. She departed this life and returned to her Heavenly Father on June 28, 2013. 

Wilma was born on Sept. 13, 1945, in Pocahontas, Va. The Roland family moved from New York to New Albany to reunite with Wilma’s sisters in 1978. She worked for Riverview Village as a nurse aid for over 30 years, and was a member of Bethel AME church in new Albany. 

She was the youngest of four sisters born to the late Gladys (Barnes) and Will Roland. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Lillian Young, Rosalinda Roland; and her significant other, Othella Marshall. 

Wilma leaves to cherish fond memories her children, Michelle Roland, Angelia Roland and her wife, Lorene Barnes, Anthony Tyrone Roland, Bruce Roland and his wife, Staci Roland; a sister, Wanda Boyd; grandchildren, Lamont Roland, Ashley Ford, LaMar Roland Brackens, Travis Starks, Corbin Starks, Tenale Roland, Brenden Roland, ShaDae Roland, Lakin Roland, Bryce Roland, Zakary Roland, Xylon Roland; 10 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and good friends. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Newcomer Funeral Home, 3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany.

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