Posted by : August 10, 2014| On :
Roberts was born February 16, 1925, in Bonham, TX to Mamie (Newton) and Floyd Wheat and went to be with the Lord on August 5, 2014.
She married at the young age of 16 to Leroy Roberts, a marriage that spanned 71 years until his passing in 2013.
Mary described her life as one that she would not change, she never had much but there was nothing more that she wanted. She considered herself blessed to have been part of the lives of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was proud of her three children, watching them grow up as the family moved around Texas and California working the fields and farming. Her life found roots in Bonham, Kleberg, Athens and ultimately Gun Barrel City.
Mary Roberts was the calm, comforting, protector of the children, which made the perfect contrast to the playful and jokingly affectionate personality of her late husband.
Known to her family as “memama,” she was happiest preparing homecooked meals from the garden and making sure that everyone was having a good time.
She attended the First Assembly of God in Eustace, Texas, and was a member for over 40 years.
Mary Roberts was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother Leonard Wheat and sister Willa “Dean” Wheat.
Survivors include daughters Marilyn Armstrong and her husband Jerry of Rowlett and Geneva Sipes and her husband Elmer Royce of Kemp; son Steve Roberts and his wife Tammy of Lee Summit, Missouri; grandchildren Rodney, Tracy, Sabrena, Sandy, Ricky, Tonya, Jerry, Susan, Crystal and Kyle; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous family members and friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.
Posted by : August 7, 2014| On :
She was born June 15, 1931, in Irving, to Claude and Ester Weatherly.
She met and married Bob Hebisen on June 2, 1949. She owned a beauty shop in Irving, then went to work for Southwest Fabrics in Dallas, where she worked until she retired.
She was a longtime member of Mabank Church of Christ. She was a faithful servant of her Lord and a shining example of a Christian lady.
She is preceded in death by husband Robert (Bob) Hebisen, her parents, and her siblings.
She is survived by daughter Nancy Garcia, and sons Robert Hebisen and William Hebisen. She leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend, who will be missed by all who knew her.
A visitation with friends and family was held July 31, 2014, with funeral services immediately following at Mabank Church of Christ with Bob Patterson officiating.
Services entrusted to Eubank Funeral Home.
If you would like, in lieu of flowers, a donation could be made to either Mabank Church of Christ or The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in her memory.
Condolences may be posted at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.
Posted by : August 7, 2014| On :
Burial wad held at Haven of Memories in Canton.
She passed away July 31, 2014, in Dallas.
Mrs. Marr was born Dec. 5, 1927, in Canton, to Rufus Anderson and Birdie Lucille Bridges Montgomery.
Jean worked for Collins Radio until her early retirement in the 1970s.
Jean served on the Gun Barrel City Council in 1983-84, and 1987 and was Mayor Pro Tem. While on the City Council, she initiated Gun Barrel’s first fire pumper truck.
Jean was a charter member of the First Assembly of God of GBC and attended the Rehabilitation and Wellness Center of Dallas’ Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Francis and Stan Simons of Mesquite, son Mike Marr and partner David Litz of Dallas, sister Martha and Robert Davison of Tusson, Ark., grandchildren James Davidson, Sherri Alford, Leigh Ann and Mark Medcalf, great-grandchildren Haley, Luke, Matthew Medcalf, Tommy Alford III., niece Melinda Davison and her family.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, husband Johnny Francis Marr and brother Wayne Montgomery.
Pallbearers were Mike Marr, James Davidson, Stan Simons, Mark Medcalf, Luke Medcalf and David Litz.
Condolences may be posted at www.eubankfh.com.