OBITUARY

Eleanor Grace Roberts

January 7, 1936June 2, 2019
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COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Eleanor Grace Roberts, 83, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Beulah Baptist Church with burial following in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

Mrs. Roberts passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019. Born in Person County, NC on January 7, 1936, she was the daughter of the late James Thomas Tillett and Esther Gertrude McCollum.

Eleanor was retired from Hartford Insurance Company as a compensation specialist. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Hopkins and former organist at Lebanon United Methodist Church. Every Friday night for 23 years, Eleanor would volunteer as music leader for the Christopher Towers Bible Study. She enjoyed going on mission trips to Mali, Africa and the southern United States.

Surviving are her husband of 28 years, David Albert Roberts; children, William “Tony” Barnes (Sherry) of Sumter, Mark Barnes of Columbia, Diane Schacht (Mike) of Lexington, Denise Blevins (John) of Athens, GA., David Roberts, Jr. (Dee) of Columbia, Kimberly Roberts of Columbia, Paul M. Roberts (Christine) of Texas, Barry Roberts (Neicy) of Hopkins, and Debra Miller (David) of Texas; brother, James Thomas Tillett, Jr. (Susan) of Greenville; sister, Bobbie A. Lane (Phil) of Beaufort, NC; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church, 9487 Garners Ferry Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 8, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, June 8, 2019

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Marie Howaes Cates

June 7, 2019

Eleanor is the oldest of many first cousins on my mother’s side, and I remember her as being very smart, hard-working and an excellent pianist . Her family was always very important to her! Condolences to David, Tommy, Bobbie Ann, and her children, grandchildren and friends. Sincerely, Marie Howard Cates

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