Bessie Jane Roberts
By Kim Swindell Wood | February 3, 2018 8:56 am
Bessie Jane Roberts, 85, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 2, 2018.
She was born on Sept. 6, 1932, to Willie J. Roberts and Mary Wright Roberts.
She was a factory worker and loved singing gospel songs. Mrs. Roberts was a faithful attendee of Doyle First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton L. Roberts, whom she married in 1948; sons, Ronald and Jerry; daughter, Shirley Steele; grandson, Isaac Roberts; brothers, Johnny, Jesse, Loyd, Floyd, Mason, Joe, Claudie, Clyde, H.C.; and sisters, Lorene, Novella, and Myrtle.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Clarence and Brenda Roberts, David and Joan Roberts, Bruce and Dottie Roberts, Marty and Rena Roberts, Brenda and Walter Seibers, Glenda Denton, Pam Parks and J.W. England, Terri and Dewayne Reels; 22 grandchildren, Ronnie Roberts, Randy Roberts, Joey Roberts, Rachael Roberts, Nicholas Roberts, Ashley Sirmans, Misty Wogoman, Karla Mae Roberts, Madison Crawford, Logan Crawford, Daniel England, Jill Holman, Travis Denton, Janie Denton, Brandon Denton, Taylor Parks, Jesse England, Trent England, Brittany Casey, Dakota Reels, LaTia Raper, Waymon Steele; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Feb. 4, 2018 at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Roberts Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m., Feb. 3, at the funeral home. Tim Judd will officiate.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Taylor Parks, Joey Roberts, Ronnie Roberts, Randy Roberts, Nicholas Roberts, Jesse England, and Trent England.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Doyle First Baptist Church Music Department in care of Hunter Funeral Home, P.O. Box 90, Sparta, Tennessee 38583.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home