Roberta Marion Adams was born on June 22, 1955 at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Mass to the late Gwendolyn Geneva Thompson-Scott and Robert Smith, Sr. of Boston, Mass. She was raised by her step-father the late Sidney Bernard-Scott, Sr.
Roberta affectionately known as Robin grew up in Roxbury & North Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. She attended Dorchester High School and went to further her education at Roxbury Community College majoring in Business and Accounting earning her associate’s Degree. Robin was very talented and an extremely compassionate and loving sister and mother. She always made sure everyone’s needs were taken care of and served as the family mediator. She would never turn anyone away, not even a stranger, if you’ve ever been to her home, you felt welcome and instantly became a part of the family.
Growing up Robin was very outgoing. She loved organizing and putting together plays and musicals. She would make up her own songs and design the costumes that she’d perform in our backyard. She was very creative and stayed up on the latest fashion. She could see an outfit in the store and go home and design her own pattern and make it herself. Robin was a leader and knew exactly how to get what she wanted. She had great dreams and ambition which she spread amongst her family and friends. Her influences were felt by everyone she met, when you met her you felt as if you were in the presence of “greatness”
As a child, Robin loved to play in her neighborhood, running up and down Devon Street playing games like; Hopscotch, Hot Peas & Cold Butter, Hide the switch and her most favorite Old Lady Witch Are You Ready. Her grandfather gave her the nickname “Miss Anne!” because she could be quite bossy. Once she became a teenager, she loved getting dressed up and heading to whatever party was happening on Friday and Saturday night There wasn’t a party she would miss. Robin would experiment on her sister, dying her hair different colors or trying new make up. Although her sister hated every second of it. Robin has a way of convincing her to be the guinea pig. And when she was grounded and there was a party, she would bed her sister by saying “Ginger if you tell ma you want to go to the party, then we can go to the party!” Every time, she’d win and Ginger would give in but not without a price to pay. Robin would end up with a weeks’ worth of Ginger’s chores, but it didn’t matter the party was worth it.
As an adult she made it her life’s work to give back, she would hire people from the community when she became a business owner. She received many awards and highest of achievements from her community. Robin received an invitation from the former President Bill Clinton for her excellence as a small business owner.
The memories of Robin we all have to share will live in our hearts forever. A beautiful soul, a giving spirit, imperfectly perfect woman, she will always be to those who loved her.
Robin will dance in our hearts and her memories will forever be cherished by her daughters: Yashica (Nigel) Smith Lynch, Gwendolyn (Christina) Adams, Chantell (Ron) Thomas; sons: Eydris Adams and Robert Neal, Jr.; Parents: Gwendolyn Scott and Robert Scott, Sr.; step-father Sidney Scott; siblings: Jenell Scott, Enid Taylor, Deborah Burch, Stacy Scott, Sidney Scott, Jr., Jay Scott, Gladys Pearson, Estelle Smith, William Adams, Gregory Adams, Seleia Scott-Hargrove, Deirdra Scott, Robert Smith, Jr. Susanne Smith-Rodriguez, Charles Smith and Inez Smith. And a host of grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins and friends.