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Nettie Elizabeth Roberts

November 28, 1927 - November 17, 2014

Nettie Elizabeth Roberts, 86, of Ashland, died at 10:46 pm, Monday, November 17, 2014 at St. John’s Hospice.  She was born November 28, 1927 in Liberia, to Frank and Geeblohn Mehn Williams.  She married Tecumsay Jomo Roberts, Sr. on November 27, 1946 and he preceded her in death on May 6, 2013.

She is survived by four daughters, Marion (Charles) Woelfel of Winston Salem, NC, Elsie Lancaster of Silver Spring, MD, Gifty (Roosevelt) Smith of Chatsworth, IL and Yarvo Roberts of Ashland; two sons, T. Markous (Teresa) Roberts of Atlanta, GA and Sandy Roberts of Liberia; thirty-seven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren and one sister Sarah Moore of Bayonne, NJ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one son, Tecumsay J. Roberts, Jr.; two brothers and one sister.

Nettie was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church.  She worked as a nutritionist for the Liberian National Police Academy.

Visitation: 9-10 am, Saturday, December 6, 2014, at First United Methodist Church.

Funeral Service:   10:30 am Saturday, December 6, 2014 at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Gifty and Roosevelt Smith officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014

Time: 09:00 am - 10:00 am

First United Methodist Church

Address:

2941 South Koke Mill Road, Springfield, IL, 62711

(217) 793-9760 Map


Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014

Time: 10:30 am

First United Methodist Church

Address:

2941 South Koke Mill Road, Springfield, IL, 62711

(217) 793-9760 Map

Reverend Gifty and Roosevelt Smith officiating.


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014

Oak Ridge Cemetery

Address:

1441 Monument Ave
Springfield, IL 62702

(217) 789-2340 Map


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to Ashland United Methodist Church Food Pantry or St. John’s Hospice.


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