Betty Roberts

Betty Merle Wilson Roberts, 78, of Pine Bluff, died Monday, December 16, 2013. She was born April 27, 1935 in Pine Bluff, daughter of Robert Leslie and Bessie Knight Wilson.

Mrs. Roberts was reared and received her early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School. She worked for the Pine Bluff School District for 27 years. Mrs. Roberts was a member of Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Bennie Roberts, whom she married March 27, 1955 in Pine Bluff; daughter, Susan Orr and her husband, Steve, of Woodlawn; son, Jeff Roberts and his wife, Liz, of North Richland Hills, Texas; two brothers, Bob Wilson of Pensacola, Fla. and Jerry Wilson of Savannah, Ga.; and two grandchildren, Juliana and Sarah Orr.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 20, 2013 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Dr. Roger Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Robinson’s.

Memorials may be made to Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 5130 Bobo Road, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603 or American Heart Association, 909 West 2nd Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72203.

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