Roberta Maxine Hulsey

June 8, 1949November 7, 2018

Roberta Maxine Hulsey was born on June 8, 1949 to her loving parents, William Alexander and Tilda Lee Smith. They both precede her in death.

She took her last earthly breaths at home, surrounded by many of her loved ones. These wonderful people gave their last respects to this beautiful woman and recalled the sweet memories she left for us to keep.

Roberta is survived by her six children - Leonard Dale Barnes Jr., Gregory Vaughn Barnes, Bryan Douglas Barnes, Janette Leah Wagoner, Christi Michelle Lauer, and Nathan Aaron Smith. She had 22 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Darrell Smith, and her sisters, Leona Brock and Loveda Taylor. She was preceded in death by her elder siblings, Jim, William, and Judy Smith.

If you were a part of her life, then you were a part of her family.


  • William Alexander Smith, Father
  • Tilda Lee Alice Smith, Mother
  • Leonard Dale Barnes, Son
  • Gregory Vaughn Barnes, Son
  • Bryan Douglas Barnes, Son
  • Janette Leah Wagoner, Daughter
  • Christi Michelle Lauer, Daughter
  • Nathan Aaron Smith, Son
  • Darrell Eugene Smith, Brother
  • Leona Fern Brock, Sister
  • Loveda Gail Taylor, Sister
  • Roberta also has 22 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Roberta Maxine Hulsey

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Terrell Smith

November 15, 2018

Years ago, I found a photo of my grandfather’s brother & his family. There were 3 little girls & an a older boy. Through our love of wanting to know more about our Smith families , I met the youngest girl Loveda. Later, I got to meet Roberta & Dale, they shared my passion to learn more about our family history. I was able to visit them in Fresno, we had a great time visiting family. I had only met them once before, but I felt like we had known each other for many years. I got to spend a day with Roberta talking family, it was a day I will treasure the rest of my life.

Mary Ellis

November 14, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Roberta once however I talked to her often and we sent messages. She was so sweet and I told my brothers and sisters she had our grandmothers sweet smile. Roberta’s dad and my grandmother were first cousins. We met through Terrell Smith and Dale Barnes. I will be praying for all of you. God Bless

Mel Blossom Jr.

November 8, 2018

My love and condolence goes to her family. Dale, Greg, Brian, Jeannette, Christi, and Nathan...Your Mom's love and kindness. Will be a precious MEMORY for me for the rest of my life.. ROBERTA was someone that would listen and had a BEAUTIFUL smile. Great child hood memories of her and her family when I was growing up. Love you all Mel Blossom. Jr.