Monica Roberts Memorial Fund
In Loving Memory of our sister, aunt, and friend the TransGriot, Monica Katrice Roberts (May 4, 1962 – October 5, 2020)
$35,603.00 donated
106 Donors
Campaign has ended

We are heartbroken by the passing of our Monica Roberts, mourning with so many of you around the country in our community as the hours pass.

Black Transwomen Inc and the National Black Trans Advocacy Coalition family are committed to ensuring an honorable memorial for our civil rights leader securing funeral cost as needed and grief support to community members during this time including providing travel accommodations for those who may need assistance in attending Monica’s funeral in Houston, Texas to pay homage.

Monica Roberts is a pillar of our organization and has been a part of our family from our beginning serving as a founding Black Transwomen Inc Boardmember.  We love her and are honored to celebrate her life.

It is reported that Monica died of natural causes on October 5, 2020.  We will provide updates on funeral arrangements on this page as plans are confirmed by the family.  Individuals and organizations that wish to donate to the memorial fund may contribute here.

Please keep Monica’s soul, friends and family in your prayers that they all may find comfort and peace at this time of separation. We love you Monica. Fly high, angel.

Rev Marvetta M Walker Officiating

St Peter United Church of Christ 9022 Long Point Road Houston, TX  77055
Friday 10/23
4:30 pm – 6:30  pm &
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Homegoing Services
University of Houston Cullen Performance Hall
Saturday 10/24
Viewing: 9:00 am – 12:45 pm
Funeral: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Houston Memorial Gardents 2426 Cullen Pkwy  Pearland, TX  77584
Sunday 10/25

Complimentary hotel accommodations will be provided for transgender people in need of travel assistance to attend the funeral of Monica Roberts. Submit your travel aid request online here: