Roberta Williams


JONESBORO — Roberta Beal Williams, 84, left this life Saturday, July 25, 2020, at the Phil and Flo Jones Hospice House. Roberta was born April 26, 1936, to Iva Ethel Wixon Beal and John Otho Beal. She grew up in the Fisher community.

To know Roberta was to know a selfless love. She held many titles in her life, each indicative of her generous heart. She was babe, Mom, Memaw, the chocolate pie queen, cookie lady, Mrs. Roberta, Aunt Burr, hostess with the mostest, and sis.

She was loved and cherished by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband of 52 years, Donald “Red” Williams.

She is survived by two daughters and amazing sons-in-law, Becky and Skip Steele and Cindy and Todd Vaupel, all of Bono; three beautiful grandchildren, Hannah Steele, Aaron Vaupel and Sophia Vaupel; one brother and sister-in-law, Edwin and Catherine Beal of Fisher; several nieces and nephews and a host of cousins, family and friends.

May her spirit shine in the ones left behind.

Honored to be pallbearers will be Lindy Alexander, Will Alexander, Skip Steele, Lenny Johnson, Todd Vaupel and Aaron Vaupel.

Graveside services to celebrate her life will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Jonesboro Memorial Park under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home. There will be no visitation.

There will be an opportunity for anyone to relate a favorite story, poem or quote that reminds them of Roberta. The family requests that everyone wear bright colorful clothes.

To leave a lasting memorial, please contact Mid-South Nursery to purchase and plant a tree or rose bush, or Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

Online registry: www.gregg