Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

30 Riverside Highway, Bassett, VA


Ester Wall Roberts

January 31, 1937August 31, 2019

Ester Wall Roberts, age 82 of Ridgeway, Virginia, passed away on August 31, 2019. Mrs. Roberts was born on January 31, 1937 in Bassett, Virginia. She was a daughter of the late Lemie Wright and Mary Helms Wall Wright. She was employed by Bassett Walker for twenty years and also employed at Magna Vista High School, in the Cafeteria. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and many hobbies. She enjoyed camping, square dancing, cruises and bus tours. She also received a certificate of appreciation from the U.S. Air Force for unselfishness, faithful and devoted to the service which made it possible for her husband’s contribution to the nation. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Albert Roosevelt Wall. Mrs. Roberts is survived by her husband, Lewis Edward Roberts of the residence; one daughter, Karen Roberts Conner (Donnie) of Collinsville, Virginia; one son, Paul Lewis Roberts (Patches) of Low Gap, North Carolina; two grandchildren, Ashley Bandy Thompson (Tony), Darrell Conner (Allison); four great grandchildren, Logan Thompson, Briana Conner, Nathan Conner and James Conner. Funeral services will be held 1:00pm Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Collins Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Doug Ramsey and Pastor Randy Aldridge officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM prior to the service at Collins Funeral Home, 30 Riverside Drive, Bassett, Virginia 24055. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the charity of choice, Hillcrest Baptist Church, 18075 A L Philpott Hwy, Ridgeway, Virginia 24148 or Carilion Clinic Hospice, 1615 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24016. Online condolences may be made at www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com.


  • Visitation at Collins Funeral Home Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service at Collins Funeral Home Wednesday, September 4, 2019


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Maudie Ramsey

September 4, 2019

Paul and Patches , my heart bleeds for you due to your great loss!! May God comfort you all . My Love and Prayers are with you . Many Blessings !

Sherry Purdy

September 3, 2019

So sorry for your loss Karen Conner and your entire family. Take comfort in knowing that your mother is in a better place with God where there is no more pain and one day know your mother will be waiting for you with her arm's open to welcome you home again with her. You are in my prayer's and may God keep you in his grace and bring you comfort in your time of grief. Amen🙏

Rhonda Staples Davidson

September 3, 2019

Karen and Family..Prayiing that God will comfort and strengthen you all, during this difficult time..She will always surround you with Her presence, love, and beautiful memories. One of my favorite memories, is spending the night, and eating Her delicious homemade pizza..It was truly, the "bomb"! I will continue to keep you in my prayers..Sending you much love..Rhonda

Tina Clay

September 3, 2019

We will miss Ester so much at church. We are praying for God to give you comfort and peace.

Eugene, Joyce, Mallory & Marlin DeHart

September 3, 2019

So sorry for your loss! Prayers and hugs for you Karen, we love you 😍

Rodney Dockery

September 2, 2019

Praying for all of your family!

Brenda Payne

September 2, 2019

Paul, and Patches, I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for God to give you comfort. Love ya'll.

Janet Gammons

September 2, 2019

So sorry for your loss, sending prayers to you and your family

Reeser Cooksey

September 2, 2019

Dear Karen and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss of your dear Mother. I am sad also. Praying now for God’s comfort and peace. I know she will be missed by many!
With love & friendship always,
Reeser and Family ❤️🙏🏻✝️

David & Kim Reeves

September 2, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in our thoughts & prayers