Georgie Lee Roberts, 96, of Hot Springs, formerly of McGehee, passed away on May 9, 2016.
She worked in retail sales most of her life, with her last employment at the Yellow Butterfly of McGehee, owned by her beloved friend and employer, Mary Greenway. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Hot Springs and enjoyed sewing, ceramics, needlepoint and growing African Violets.
Mrs. Roberts was born on February 3, 1920 in Lacey to the late Johnny and Bertie Barrett.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, William Kelcer “W.K.” Roberts; a son, William Kenneth Roberts; two daughters, Patricia Ann Roberts and Lillian Wareene Roberts; one granddaughter, Summer Epperson Marsh; three brothers, Hubert Barrett, Ervin Barrett and Lester Barrett; two brothers-in-law, Glenn Roberts and Derwood Roberts; two sisters-in-law Juanita Allison and Lois Davis, and one niece Libby Allison.
She is survived by two daughters, Judy Hudgens of Hot Springs and Wanda Epperson and husband Herb of El Dorado; a daughter-in-law, Shizue “Mimi” Roberts; eight grandchildren, Missy Newcomb and husband Rob of Hot Springs, Bill Fortenberry of Hot Springs, Cynthia Montgomery and husband Steve of McGehee, Alesia Lucky and husband Bob of McGehee, Kenneth Roberts and wife Suzanne of Monticello, and Teresa Epperson of El Dorado, Sherry Cox and husband Phillip of New Boston, Texas, and Sharon Epperson of Morrilton; three sisters-in-law Lila Barrett of Silvester, Georgia, Mary Barrett of Little Rock, and Ruth Roberts of Crossett; 17 great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and a host of friends and other family members.
Visitation will be held on May 11 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee followed by funeral services beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Lacey Cemetery.
Bro. George Vincent, pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, will officiate the services assisted by Bro. Doug Tippitt, associate pastor.
Pallbearers are Rob Newcomb, Bill Fortenberry, Kenneth Roberts, Bob Lucky, Grant Roberts, Jacob Roberts, Steve Montgomery and Robert Lucky.