Laura Anne Roberts, March 13

By on March 14, 2023

Laura Anne Roberts, 56, passed away peacefully Monday, March 13, 2023 in Norfolk, VA. She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Norman Roberts, Sr.  Laura completed her primary and secondary education in the Currituck County public school system. She went on to earn her BA degree from the College of the Albemarle.

Over the past several years, Laura was a valued employee of Fresh Market in Nags Head. Popular and dependable, Laura loved her job. She also loved her co-workers and regular customers- treating them like her family. Above all, Laura loved God. She served Him faithfully as a long-time and active member of her Powells Point Christian Church family. Laura cheerfully volunteered in many church projects and programs over the years.

Surviving Laura Roberts is her loving mother, Gloria Bateman Roberts; her brother, Alvin N. Roberts, Jr. (Sandi); her nephew, Curtis N. Roberts (Ashley); her niece, Megan E. Roberts; her great-niece, Hunter E. Roberts; her great-nephew, Walker W. Roberts (all of Shawboro, NC); and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members, and dear friends.

The family is honoring Laura’s preference for the simplicity of cremation. Laura’s final wish to bless others has been fulfilled through tissue donation. The memorial service will be held at Powells Point Christian Church Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 11 am. The family gratefully suggests that donations in Laura’s memory be made to Powells Point Christian Church.

Share comfort and condolences with the family at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.




Notice of Public Auction

The public will take notice that the Dare County Tourism Board, at its meeting of October 20, 2022, adopted Resolution 2022-5 authorizing the sale of surplus personal property by public auction.

Saturday, April 1, 2023.

6708 S. Croatan Highway

Nags Head, NC 27959

10am: Back of the House Auction – Complete Commercial Kitchen

Partial List: True refrigerators and coolers, Hatco drawer warmers, Hobart mixer, Vulcan, 6 & 10 burner gas ovens/stoves, Vulcan 2 basket gas fryer, Vulcan 2-door oven, stainless prep tables, DCS 6 burner LPAS range & oven, Hobart dishwasher, pots & pans & more.

2pm: Front of the House Auction – Selling Everything in the Building + Architectural Salvage by room

Partial List: Antique ships wheel chandelier, Nautical & pirate decor, sword & pistol displays, polyword tables & chairs, ship models, nautical lanterns, art, commercial bar equipment, tables and chairs, NC decoys, fish mounts, signal cannon, architectural salvage, Several bars, pirate bar & more.

Preview 3/31: 11 AM – 5 PM & Auction Day starting @ 9am
Online Absentee Bidding Catalog Closes: 3/31 @ 8pm
Catalog + Thousands of photos @ SSAOBX.HIBID.COM
Island Auction Co. (252)489-5513 – Jason P. Humphries, Auctioneer NCAL #8423
Visa / MC / Cash / Good Check – NC Sales Tax, 15% Buyers Premium


  • Windy Pwery

    I’ve worked with Laura for almost nine years.. since The Fresh Market opened.
    She’s always had a smile on her face and would joke around to make everyone laugh and smile.
    She truly was a blessing to be around and will be missed terribly.
    My thoughts are with her family.

    Tuesday, Mar 14 @ 12:45 pm
  • Saddened

    Such a loss to our community. I didn’t know her name, but I looked for her whenever I visited Fresh Market. When they weren’t busy we would chat a bit. Even when they were busy, she always had a kind word. I would leave thinking what a wonderful person she is, the world needs more like her. I will miss her.

    Tuesday, Mar 14 @ 2:36 pm
  • Jim T

    What a charming, wonderful and always cheerful person. I always looked for her when visiting The Fresh Market. She was always eager to see the latest pictures of our grandchildren. She is truly missed. A bright light gone.

    Tuesday, Mar 14 @ 4:35 pm
  • Ann W.

    Laura was a lovely woman. Always enjoyed seeing her when I came to visit. Loved my grandsons. She was a pleasure to know. May she rest in peace.

    Wednesday, Mar 15 @ 4:31 pm
  • Melissa Morauer

    Laura will be missed greatly. I always looked for her at the Fresh Market. She always had a kind word for me and she had a great sense of humor. May she rest in peace.

    Thursday, Mar 16 @ 8:03 am
  • Lynne D

    Laura was a dear, kind woman who I always looked forward to seeing at Fresh Market. As a grieving sister, daughter and mother, I sometimes would have tears in my eyes during the first year’s visits when I encountered her. She and I would speak of the love and appreciate we had for our mothers and fathers, and how blessed we have been to have them. Laura’s positive outlook on life and faith in God were evident and encouraged me to remember my blessings in the midst of life’s inevitable trials. I will miss her and my heart hurts for her mother and the rest of her family dealing with this tremendous sudden loss. May God bless all of you.

    Friday, Mar 17 @ 11:35 am
  • Charlotte Walker

    Laura worked with me at Better Beginnings. She was very good with the children, always dependable and willing to help where needed.
    We ALL loved her. I had also known her from Fresh Market. It was good to reconnect with her there. She had a way of making her customers feel very special. You should be especially proud. She had a beautiful and loving soul and will be missed by many.

    Monday, Mar 20 @ 8:26 am
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