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Elouise Roberts was born in 1931 in Panama to parents who were also native-born, but she can trace her family’s roots back to Barbados and Jamaica. Elouise is proud of her West Indian heritage, but sometimes wishes she knew more about her ancestry, and worries that when older Panamanian West Indians pass away, the younger generation won’t get to learn about their heritage either. As an ordained minister in the Revivalist church, Elouise is a member of a group called The Travelling Praying Group of Jesus. Together they go to different parts of the community to pray, and will often visit the sick and help clean the houses of people who can’t take care of themselves. Elouise has been married to her current husband since 1994 and has seven grown children, six of whom live in the US. In her spare time she likes to iron and cook, but particularly enjoys baking.
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