Trannie Mae Jarrett Roberson




Montgomery Hospice

Casey House


Trannie Mae Jarrett Roberson, 96, of Wheaton, MD, died on June 15, 2022.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Leonard Howard Roberson. Trannie Mae Jarrett was born in Ft. Lewis, Tacoma, Washington, on September 26, 1925. Trannie Mae was the younger of two daughters of Milton Jarrett (1882-1954) and Ola Mae Price (1900-1991). Her older sister, Mary Evelyn Jarrett pre-deceased her at 38 years of age in 1960. 


Trannie Mae started working in high school as a switchboard operator beginning in 1942 at the age of 17. After their marriage in 1944, Leonard and Trannie worked at the Salvage Department at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Then, Trannie worked at Walter Reed as a secretary and lived in Southeast Washington, DC, on Naylor Road. On June 2, 1959, Trannie received a 10-year commendation from Walter Reed Army Medical Center for loyal and exemplary service.


Leonard and Trannie Mae bought their first and only house at 2301 Parker Avenue, Wheaton, MD in 1954, where they raised five children and where she lived until her death.


She is survived by her son, Milton Howard Roberson, and two daughters, Susan Elaine Smith and Judy Lynn Roberson with special mention of Karen Blank; 9 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. We are grateful for her loving caregivers, Gwen, Rabie and Bobby. Trannie was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Howard (2018), her sons, Alan Richard (2019) and Steven Leonard (2021).


Trannie loved people; she had the gift of hospitality and made everyone feel welcome in her home. Her hobby was baking cakes and she became expert at making and decorating birthday, anniversary, retirement, and wedding cakes. Not only were the cakes stunning works of art but the cake was absolutely delicious. She remains unsurpassed in our family.


She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and served in the Women’s Ministry.


Viewing will be held at 10:00 AM and funeral services at 11:00 AM, Monday June 20, 2022, at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, 20838 (, where the family will be receiving friends at 10 AM. 


Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice, Casey House, 1355 Piccard Dr., Rockville, MD  20850 (



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From: Lucy Wells

I lived across the street from Trannie for 50 years. Together we watched our children grow up, get married and give us grandchildren. I also spent many evenings watching her make and decorate her beautiful cakes. Even tho I moved away from Parker Ave. she was and always would be there. Well that wasn't to be and I know she will be missed by all. My condolences and love to all the family.

From: Anne Geator

How saddened I am to read of Trannie's passing. She was such a kind, sweet soul. She will be so missed by her many friends in the music community. Rest in peace, my friend.

From: Tommy C Foden

Prayers for strength and wisdom to guide your family through this trying time. All of us in the DC Family will miss you. You were always a pleasure to chat with. GOD Bless

From: Didier Baguet (BaDmutti)

Our deepest condolences to your family. Trannie will remain as a loving lady plenty of energy for the music-community over here on DC++. Strength to the family. WE WILL MISS YOU.

From: Lou Rouviere

I never met Trannie Mae in person, but she knew who I was because we shared the love of music and sharing it with the world. She is for sure the most wonderful person I knew but never met in person. You, her family , please know my sense of sadness is great over your loss. I will miss her also.

From: Dusty Rose

Rest in Paradise Trannie, Your presence in DCPLUS sharing program is already missing you & it was a joy to have the chats and helping you along the way...My deepest condolences go out to her whole Family :'(

From: Katie and Dick Kurfess

A wonderful woman, and an inspiration to many. She is missed.

From: Hubert Vanderheijden

It was always fun and nice to talk tou you. Abouth music . Lol sad i couldn't turn you to the blues. Yes you will be missed In the DC++ world that's for sure. LOVE and HUGG RIP TRANNIE Hubert . Netherlands

From: Kelli Fry

Judy: I am so sorry for your family's loss and hope you're able to find some peace and comfort during this difficult time and always. Love and miss you, my friend. Big virtual hugs.

From: Amie Wohlfarth

Judy - I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

From: Tom Wells

I am so sorry for the Roberson family to lose such a wonderful person. I lived across the street from Trannie for the first part of my life (2 to 25 years old). Trannie was always so nice to me - I remember she would say high to me from her front porch when I came home from elementary school and high school. When I came home from college and later visited my parents, she would say hi and I would go across the street and we would talk and catch up on life. It makes me sad she is gone - I am happy I had the privilege to know her - again what a nice person! P.S Trannie - I want to thank you so much for making such wonderful birthday cakes for my kids - amazing!

From: Nan and Bill

Sending our love and prayers, asking God make His presence felt as He walks through this with you. We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet mom.

From: Your Living Daughter Susan

"I simply Love You more than I Love Life Itself" Dance with the Angels Mom

From:  The Hilton Family

 Our deepest condolences to your family.