OBITUARY

Clara B. Roberts

November 11, 1953January 25, 2019
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Clara B. Roberts, 65, of Evansville, IN, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019, at Deaconess Gateway. She was born in Evansville, IN on November 11, 1953, to the late Joel Stewart and Thelma A. (Dixon) Roberts, Sr.

Clara worked for the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation for 30 years as a Counselor at Bosse High School. She was a member of Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church. She was also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

She is survived by her daughter, Emmanuelle “Manny” Roberts (Bonnie Griest); sister, Constance “Connie” Kelley; brother, Rev. James Roberts, Sr. (Arletha); and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church, 867 E. Walnut Street, officiated by Pastor Larry Rascoe, Sr., with burial in Park Lawn Cemetery. Friends may visit Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship or Joshua Academy.

Services

  • Visitation at Alexander East Chapel Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Visitation at Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • Celebration of Life at Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church Saturday, February 2, 2019
REMEMBERING

Clara B. Roberts

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Thomas Piper

February 1, 2019

I had the honor and privilege of growing up with Clara at McFarland Baptist Church. She was one of the kindest and sweetest people I know. She will be missed. My prayers go out to Manny and the Roberts family. Keep her love and memory in your hearts, and find peace in God's assurance of everlasting life.

Norma Faust

January 31, 2019

Prayers.

Dyneshia Stepp

January 31, 2019

To My Extended Family,

I send my condolences in the loss of Auntie Clare. She’s definitely gonna be missed. That smile and her sincere love and concern for you is definitely what I will miss the most. I love each of you so much.

Dyneshia Stepp and Family

Karen White

January 31, 2019

Some people journey through life, and leave footprints of kindness and love wherever they go.. Our Dear Soror Clara Roberts was that kind of person.

On behalf of the Indiana State Delta DEARS Coordinators, we extend our sincere sympathy to the Roberts Family. We pray that you will be comforted with precious memories and God's presence who will care for you during this difficult time.

Indiana State Delta DEARS Coordinators
Soror Karen L. White, Indiana State Delta DEARS Coordinator

Nakia Leavell

January 30, 2019

I have known Ms. Clara for what seems like my whole life. I spent a lot of time with her at McFarland Church many years ago and in more recent years, she took very good care of my daughter at Bosse.
As a teen I felt very honored that she trusted me to babysit her precious one year old little girl "Emmanuel" ❤ It was no secret that she loved her little girl to the moon and that this little beauty was the apple of her eye.
Each time I'd see Clara I would ask, how is Emmanuel doing ? and each time her response would be "Kia, she's going to be ok, keep her in your players"
So Emmanuel I say all of this to say, your going to be ok and I will continue to keep you in my prayers!💓

Brenda Cheaney

January 30, 2019

'BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART, FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD!" (A beatitude) <><
Sending my utmost condolences. I well remember Clara and her lovely smile - during our school days, and close neighborhood. A lovely person always.
~ At this sometimes difficult time: we often have much quiet time to ourselves, in thought and meditation. To the family of Sister Clara B. Roberts: I know your Christian Servant background causes you to know who holds your tomorrow!
~ Holy Spirit living in 'You, will make things easier to bear. Trust Him, he will never leave you nor forsake 'You.
~ MY LOVE, SHALOM, AND FERVENT PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL!!

Yvonne Stewart

January 30, 2019

To the Family of My Sister in Christ ... I am so sorry for your loss. We grew up together at McFarland Church, like Family. It’s saddens me to know she will no longer be here with us. I Pray the Memories help you through this difficult time with Peace & Comfort. With Love & Sympathy ♥️ The Leavell Family♥️

Genevieve Darrett

January 30, 2019

My condolences to the family. May Our Lord comfort your hearts .very sweet person ...

Rita Prior

January 30, 2019

This lady has been such a blessing to us as a school counselor. She stood up (literally), spoke truth about high school transcripts, and walk out like a BOSS! And that was less than two months ago. She even called me last month to be sure I had all the info needed and reassure me about our active role in J’s education. The school district definitely lost a mightly force!

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